Accession Number : ADD006414

Title :   Centrifugal Ball Cam Locking Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Benson,Willard R

Report Date : 01 Aug 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A plurality of inertiallly responsive balls are disposed intermediate a housing of a spin stabilized projectile and a critically angled cam incline member for preventing the shift of stacked cargo during projectile flight. The combination of projectile spin and critical cam angle of the incline member is used to provide centrifugal and holding forces of sufficient magnitude to produce a self-locking taper effect which restricts loose stacked cargo member from causing destabilization and reduction in projectile range. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Spin stabilized ammunition, Ammunition components, Stabilization systems, Center of gravity, Shifting, Spheres, Cams, Taper, Locking(Mechanics), Centrifugal force

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE