Accession Number : ADA304120

Title :   A Remotely Operated Firing System for Small Arms Weapons,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Swinton, R. J. ; Vogl, M.

PDF Url : ADA304120

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A system and procedure is described for the remote firing of a 50 calibre weapon for firing projectiles into explosive samples only 2m away. The system can be used for laboratory or field firings and its major features are: (1) an electrically actuated solenoid firing mechanism and (2) a linear actuator line-of-fire interrupter plate. Field testing has demonstrated that the apparatus is safe and reliable. A set of firing and operating instructions have been successfully implemented and are included as an Appendix. (AN)

Descriptors :   *SMALL ARMS, *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, GUN BARRELS, FIRING MECHANISMS(WEAPON), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), PROJECTILES, HIGH VELOCITY, FIELD TESTS, ALIGNMENT, IMPACT STRENGTH, BLAST LOADS, ACTUATORS, AUSTRALIA, BALLISTICS, SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), REMOTE CONTROL, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, SOLENOIDS.

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE