Accession Number : ADD009468

Title :   Articulated Feeder.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Morris,Philip E

Report Date : 16 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A feeder for transferring ammunition from a magazine to the loading assembly of an elevationally rotatable gun includes a first chute and a second chute. The first chute is pivotally mounted about the magazine. The second chute is articulated between the first chute and the loading assembly. The chutes are sized to provide an internal passage for the ammunition. An endless transfer chain can circulate along an interior path from the magazine through the chutes to drive the ammunition there through. This endless transfer chain returns from the interior path to the magazine along a return path. Linkage coupled to the endless transfer chain along its return path can draw it inwardly as the chutes unfold. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, Ammunition feed mechanisms, Magazines(Ordnance), Loading(Handling), Chains, Gears, Rotation, Guns

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE