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Retention system for a deployable projectile fin

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A fin retention system having a plurality of fin retention units and in which each unit is associated with one deployable fin of the projectile. Each retention unit has an alignment device and a pair of span arms extending outwardly from opposite sides of the alignment device. An attachment device attaches the free ends of the span arms of adjacent fin retention units together. In doing so, the alignment device engages and holds each fin in its undeployed position.

Inventors: 
Valledor, Christian A.; Condon, John A.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Machines and Processing
FIle Date: 
2012-07-05
Grant Date: 
2015-12-15
Grant time: 
1,258 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
23
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY