Accession Number : ADD008541

Title :   Fluidic Recoil Buffer for Small Arms.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Goes,Michael

Report Date : 12 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A weapon is provided with means to buffer the recoil which is produced when the weapon is fired. The buffer includes a fluidic device having a first and second chamber. During recoil, a compressive force is applied to the fluid in the first chamber, and flow from the first chamber to the second chamber is restricted by a fluidic diode in relationship to the pressure differential between the first and second chamber. On counter recoil, the fluid flows from the second chamber to the first chamber in an essentially unrestricted manner. The level of flow restriction by the fluidic diode is greater at high pressure differentials than at low pressure differentials. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Buffers, *Recoil, *Attenuation, *Fluidics, *Small arms, Recoil mechanisms, Rifles, Gun components, Diodes, Inventions

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE