Accession Number : ADD004893

Title :   Variable Spring Rate Equilibrators.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Border,Robert O ; Rudman,Ronald H

Report Date : 09 Aug 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Artillery weapon equilibrator assemblies comprising a plurality of coaxially aligned springs, the individual load response rate of which is programmed so that the cumulative load response rate of the plurality of springs simulates a curvilinear force supply curve corresponding substantially to the curvilinear load demand curve of the weapon's tipping parts which includes the gun tube to compensate for force load changes caused by variations in the position of the center of mass of the tipping parts at any degree of elevation throughout the full range of elevation and depression of the tipping parts. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Springs, *Gun components, *Guns, Coaxial configurations, Equilibrium(General), Artillery, Pivots, Positioning devices(Machinery)

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE