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Coil restraint device

A coil restraint device for a torpedo mounted dispenser of a torpedo assembly is disclosed. The torpedo assembly includes at least a torpedo body, a longitudinal propulsion shaft housed within the torpedo body, and a torpedo mounted dispenser connected to the longitudinal propulsion shaft at the aft end of the torpedo body. The torpedo mounted dispenser houses a wire payout coil and a flex hose surrounds the wire payout coil, a forward end of the flex hose being open and unrestrained. The coil restraint device includes a flexible band member having an inner surface, an outer surface, opposite ends, and opposing longitudinal edges. A strap is provided on the outer surface of the flexible band member, the strap having opposite distal ends extending beyond a length of the flexible band member. A securing connection is provided for securing the opposite distal ends of the strap together, thereby forming the flexible band member into a circular shape around the torpedo assembly with one edge of the flexible band member abuting the flex hose of the tail mounted dispenser upon engagement of the securing connection.
Inventors: 

Anthony V. Raffa

Robert F. Doleski

Patent Number: 
US6502522
Patent Issue Date: 
February 7, 2003
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