Accession Number : AD0604844

Title :   MULTIPLE PISTON TWO-STAGE LIGHT GAS LAUNCHER,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Piacesi,Robert ; Waser,Robert H.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A new method for operating light gas launchers is proposed which provides a significant increase in velocity capability. This method, adaptable to existing launchers, makes use of a second piston in the pumptube. The additional piston provides a second compression of the gas in the pumptube with a corresponding additional push on the projectile resulting in increased velocity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIGHT GAS GUNS, OPERATION), (*HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, OPERATION), BALLISTICS, PRESSURE, HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, PISTONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE