U.S. Patent Specifications

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 May 1959


In a craft, apparatus for projecting into position beneath the craft from an enclosure within said craft an object having trunnions projecting from opposite sides thereof, said apparatus comprising a cradle shaped to fit against the sides of said object, and including a pair of spaced forked downwardly extending guides for accommodating said trunnions, each of said guides being outwardly flared at its lower end, a superstructure projecting above said cradle, guide rollers mounted on said superstructure, a power‐operated cable drum mounted within said enclosure, a cable extending from said drum and around said guide rollers and attached at its free end to said object, a linkage connecting said cradle to said craft, and power means for moving said cradle between a retracted position, in which it is housed within said enclosure, and a projected position in which the flared lower ends at least of said guides project beneath said craft.


(1959), "U.S. Patent Specifications", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 154-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb033121

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