Figure 3-20.Aft snubber mount fitting assembly, aft fairing assembly, and aft fairway latch assembly.
snap over the missile fins to prevent movement during
Snubber Mount Fitting Assembly, Aft
Fairing Latch Assembly, and Aft Fairing
The aft snubber mount fitting assembly, aft snubber
assembly, and aft fairing latch (fig. 3-20) are assembled
together as a group and mounted to the aft end of the
housing assembly. When the aft fairing latch assembly
(fig. 3-21) is in the open position you can access the
nitrogen receiver. It also releases the aft snubbers to
allow missile loading. When in the closed position, it
allows the snubbers to spring over the aft missile hanger,
locking it in place.
For further information on the LAU-7/A (series)
guided missile launcher, refer to Guided Missile
Launcher LAU-7/A, NAVAIR 11-75A-54.
REVIEW NUMBER 6
What missile launcher is used to carry and
launch the Sidewinder missile?
List the four major assemblies of the LAU-7/A
What is the purpose of the nitrogen receiver
Q4. What is the purpose of the detent, detent lock,
detent-lock solenoid, and snubber sub-
assemblies of the mechanism assembly?
Q5. What is provided by the LAU-7/A guided missile
Figure 3-21.Aft fairing latch assembly.