Accession Number : AD0775394

Title :   Development and Test of Storage and Feed System for GAU-7/A Gun.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 71-Jan 72,

Corporate Author : EMERSON ELECTRIC CO ST LOUIS MO ELECTRONICS AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Williams,H. ; Gilbert,K.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The report provides a description of the design and a summary of the test results of the 25mm Caseless Ammunition Storage and Feed System developed for the F-15 aircraft. Section 2, supplemented by Appendix 1, gives a functional description of the system and its operation. The manner in which the system design accommodated the differences in direction of rotation, round size, feed interruption, power take-off, control, and physical interface of the two guns is included in the description. Section 3 summarizes the results of the tests performed by the Air Force Armament Test Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, using a gun simulator. Section 4 summarizes the gun firing tests conducted with the General Electric GAU-7/A gun at Burlington, Vermont.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft guns, *Ammunition feed mechanisms, *Jet fighters, Caseless ammunition, Loaders, Sprockets, Storage, Firing tests(Ordnance), Simulation, Optimization

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE