Accession Number : ADD001890

Title :   Pneumatic Strikedown System for Projectiles.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Frenk,J Luis

Report Date : 08 Jul 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a system for moving a projectile from one deck level to a lower deck level having a pneumatic tube slightly larger in diameter than the diameter of the projectile to be lowered. A resilient boot is temporily attached to one end of a projectile to be lowered and the resilient boot is engageable with the inner wall of the pneumatic tube to provide an air seal. A plurality of orifices are provided in the pneumatic tube to regulate the rate of fall of a projectile. An unloading device is provided at the bottom of the tube to facilitate removal of a projectile.

Descriptors :   *Projectiles, *Handling, *Patents, Ammunition feed mechanisms, Magazines(Ordnance), Naval vessels, Pneumatic devices

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE