Accession Number : ADD006331

Title :   Ammunition Rack for Tank Turret.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Richard J

Report Date : 14 Nov 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent discloses a mechanism for releasably retaining a projectile in an upright position within a military tank. A solenoid-controlled pawl releasably engages a said surface of the projectile to retain said projectile in position. Energization of the solenoid withdraws the pawl from the projectile surface, thereby enabling the soldier to remove the projectile from the mechanism. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Storage racks, *Tank turrets, Artillery ammunition, Release mechanisms, Solenoids, Electromechanical devices

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE