ApplicationNo. 06/287611 filed on 07/28/1981
US Classes:89/1.816, Having tubular guide means89/1.809Underwater launching
ExaminersPrimary: Brown, David H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF41F 3/00 (20060101)
F41F 3/073 (20060101)
AbstractA shock absorbing pad system for a missile launch tube, wherein the shock absorbing pad system comprises a continuously acting inner sheet, an outer segmented sheet and a plurality of chevron shaped struts disposed between the sheets. The continuously acting inner sheet provides compressive, shear, and tensile forces or a combination thereof to resist lateral shock loads and to restore the missile to its central location within the launch tube.