Accession Number : ADD002067

Title :   Ammunition Cook-Off Sensing and Prevention System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ginsky,Willard R

Report Date : 25 Nov 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to an ammunition 'cook-off' sensing and prevention system which is incorporated within a Gatling-type gun and therein indexes the gun barrels so that an ammunition round always is in position under an infrared temperature sensor at the end of a firing cycle. If imminent 'cook-off' of the round is indicated by the temperature sensor the gun is cycled at low speed until the heated ammunition rounds are removed from the high heat transfer area behind the gun barrels and replaced with cool rounds from the ammunition chute. If then necessary the cycle can be repeated. In this manner an extremely dangerous aspect of the Gatling-type gun is removed.

Descriptors :   *Gatling guns, *Cook off, *Temperature sensitive elements, *Patents, Ammunition, Gun barrels, Indexing, Heating

Subject Categories : Guns
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE