|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 18 인용 특허 : 1|
The tail section of a fin-stabilized, guided projectile having centrifugally deployed fins is disclosed. A fin retainer and release mechanism engages the projectile fins and holds the fins within the projectile diameter during normal stowage, handling and travel of the projectile down the gun tube. The fin retainer and release mechanism is designed to operate from the forces of gun launch to enable centrifugal deployment of the fins due to projectile rotation after the projectile leaves the gun tube.
A retainer and release mechanism for the centrifugally deployed fins on a fin-stabilized, gun-launched, guided projectile and operable from the forces of projectile launch comprising: a fin latch of generally cylindrical configuration provided with a plurality of circumferentially spaced notches adapted to engage similarly configured notches formed in the inner edges of the projectile fins thereby defining a plurality of inclined plane mating surfaces sloping inwardly in the forward direction toward the projectile axis, the mass of said fin latch being s...