Accession Number : ADD008546

Title :   Projectile Carrier for Liquid Propellant Gun.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Black,William L ; Moore,Kenneth L

Report Date : 11 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This invention concerns an improved round for use in liquid propellant guns. The improved round comprises a projectile attached to a carrier which is shaped like an abbreviated cartridge case. The carrier has a plurality of injection ports that communicate to an expandable volume. Sealing means prevent the escape of liquid propellant from the expandable volume which upon injection causes the projectile to be pumped to a forcing cone leaving the carrier behind. Several ignition means are used employing Boxer, Berdan or electric primers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Liquid gun propellants, Charge carriers, Fuel injection, Volume, Projectiles

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE