Accession Number : AD0284193

Title :   Project Vulcan Research and Development.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO BURLINGTON VT

Report Date : 30 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Research and development work is continuing on the M61 Vulcan gun. The following projects and studies concerning this aircraft gun are discussed: (1) Improved part life: bolt roller shaft material studies, cycloidal main cam; (2) boresighting and target study: production gun data, dispersion; (3) gun components: sector cam hold-down spring, universal guide bar, clearing cam solenoid modification, redesign unlocking cam, hook and hook design bolt roller shaft; (4) range firing records; and (5) recoil reaction study of six-barrel vulcan gun. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT GUNS, *AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, BOLTS, BORESIGHTING, CAMS, AMMUNITION FEED MECHANISMS, FIRING MECHANISMS (AMMUNITION), FIRING MECHANISMS (WEAPON), RECOIL MECHANISMS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE