Accession Number : ADD004907

Title :   Recoilable Gun Tube Latch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Wiese,Harold Herman

Report Date : 23 Aug 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This invention relates to new and improved methods and modular apparatus for automatically latching, unlatching and resetting of the latch mechanism of gun tubes of weapon systems of the 'soft recoil' type having recoil and counterrecoil functions or cycles by utilization of a plunger latch mechanism which is pivotally actuatable by toggle means to unlatch the gun tube and permit movement of the gun tube to its firing position in the direction of the muzzle of the gun. The toggle means resets the latch to its latch position automatically in response to the relative position of the gun tube during movement thereof to its firing position. The plunger, being moved from its latch position by the gun tube during recoil movement of the gun tube, returns automatically to its latch position in response to the relative position of the gun tube during recoil so that the plunger is again in its latch position when engaged by the gun tube during its counterrecoil movement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Latches, *Gun barrels, Recoil mechanisms

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE