Accession Number : AD0777543

Title :   Reduction of Friction and Wear in the M551 Sheridan Recoil Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL ILL GENERAL THOMAS J RODMAN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Ferrel E. ; Martin,Peter , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The M551 Sheridan Recoil Mechanism has suffered a 'hanging out of battery' problem as a direct result of extreme wear between the rear follower bearing and sleeve. The study was undertaken to solve this problem. Friction and wear tests were conducted for the purpose of improving the lubricity and antiwear properties of hydraulic fluid MIL-H-6083C and selecting the optimum follower bearing, sleeve material, and hydraulic fluid combination. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Tanks(Combat vehicles), *Guns, *Recoil mechanisms, Gun components, Friction, Wear resistance, Lubricants, Antifriction bearings, Hydraulic fluids

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE