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Title:
IN FLIGHT REFUELING PROBE FOR AN AIRCRAFT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/133632
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An in flight refueling probe 20 for an aircraft includes a circular shaped hollow tubular member 22, 31, 46 having a first end attached to the aircraft and a second end extending from the aircraft terminating in an external convex shape 66 with a plurality of first holes 87B equally spaced thereabout. A cylindrical member 70 having a first end with an internal curved surface convex shaped end 73 of the tubular member with a plurality of second holes 87A there through in alignment with the plurality of first holes in the second end of the tubular member with fasteners 86 installed in the holes joining the cylindrical member to the tubular member. The fasteners have a strength limited to a value that will break under a specific load on the probe. A nozzle assembly 90 is mounted to the second end of the cylindrical member for coupling to the receptacle on a fuel dispensing aircraft.

Inventors:
THORNTON, Hope, T. (10856 Canarywood Court, San Diego, California, 92131, US)
LANG, Warren (5208 Sanddollar Court, San Diego, California, 92130, US)
HOLT, Bryan (5822 Mission Center Road, Unit FSan Diego, California, 92123, US)
Application Number:
US2013/074802
Publication Date:
November 20, 2014
Filing Date:
December 12, 2013
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042-4511, US)
International Classes:
B64D39/06
Foreign References:
US20120018039A12012-01-26
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HARRIS, Christopher, P. (Tarolli, Sundheim Covell & Tummino LLP,1300 East Ninth Street,Suite 170, Cleveland Ohio, 44114, US)
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