|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/135A ; 141/388 ; 137/615|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 25 인용 특허 : 5|
A refueling tank has a telescopic refueling probe formed by a plurality of telescoping tubes which are actuable for extension and retraction from an existing pylon mounted jettisonable external fuel tank on the wing of an aircraft. The telescopic drive action is achieved by a drive mechanism including a motor and a jack screw mechanism which operates to extend and retract the telescoping tubes slidably mounted, one on the other. The probe when fully retracted is completely enclosed within the associated fuel tank assembly resulting in no additional drag ...
[ We claim:] [1.] A system for use in refueling an airborne aircraft comprising:a fuel tank mounted on the body of the aircraft, said tank having a first compartment for carrying fuel and a second compartment which is isolated from said first compartment in liquid tight fashion,a motor mounted in said second compartment,an elongated shaft connected to the drive shaft of said motor, said shaft being rotatably driven by the motor,a stationary tube member,a plurality of movable tube members mounted concentrically on each other and within said stationary tub...