Accession Number : ADA953873

Title :   Cold Working of Guns. Method of Design of Gun and Container for Cold Working 90 M/M AA Gun M2.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s) : Leto,J. ; Newhall,D. H.

Report Date : 02 OCT 1941

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : To explain the method used at Watertown Arsenal in designing guns and their containers for cold working. The ease and economy of coldworking guns in their containers depend primarily upon the simplicity of the contour of the finished gun. The ideal weapon from the point of view of both economy and simplicity of design for cold working and manufacture is a gun with a minimum number of tapers and progressively smaller diameters from breech to muzzle. The 90 m/m AA T2 gun is an outstanding example of a weapon which causes undue waste of steel, inasmuch as half way down its length there is a decided reversal of taper.

Descriptors :   *Cold working, *Guns, Breech mechanisms, Gun muzzles, Containers, Reversible, Taper

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE