Anti Tip-Off Device
Patent filed 30 Sep 97, patented 11 May 99
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An anti tip off device for rocket rockets adapted for collapsible tube-in-tube launchers is provided. The dual- diameter launch tube requires stabilization of the rocket within the larger diameter tube. The anti tip-off device has two segments which together form a hollow cylinder which fits over the nose section of a standard high explosive anti-armor rocket. A sliding surface is located around the circumference of the cylinder to provide support for the rocket during transit of the larger launch tube. The surface contact prevents the rocket from wobbling or tipping during the rockets transit of the launch tube. Alternately. permanently-bonded stabilizer legs or a bonded ring may be attached to the rocket to match the diameter of the larger launch tube. The anti tip-off device may be fabricated using any material suited to the launcher and rocket combination including lexan, teflon, nylon, wood or aluminum.