Figure 3-22.LAU-115A/A, LAU-115B/A, and LAU-115C/A guided missile launchers.
REVIEW NUMBER 6 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q5.
A1. The LAU-7/A missile launcher is used to carry and launch the Sidewinder missile.
A2. The four major assemblies of the LAU-7/A launcher include the housing, nitrogen
receiver, mechanism, and power supply assemblies.
A3. The nitrogen receiver assembly is used to store high-pressure nitrogen (3,200 psig)
that is used to cool missile IR detector guidance systems.
A4. The detent, detent lock, detent-lock solenoid, and snubber subassemblies of the
mechanism assembly are an electromechanical system that restricts longitudinal
and lateral movement of mounted missiles. This prevents accidental launch or
release during catapult takeoffs or arrested landings.
A5. The LAU-7/A guided missile launcher provides a complete system that lets the
pilot monitor the condition of the missile during flight, control mode of operation
of the missile guidance system, and initiate arming and launch sequence.