Accession Number : ADD009596

Title :   Ammunition Storage and Weapon Loading System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gilvydis,Jaunutis B

Report Date : 26 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : In a tank or similar military vehicle having a main weapon located atop a rotary basket, the improvement comprising one or more ammunition storage magazines located within the vehicle hull behind the basket. Transfer mechanisms are employed to move individual rounds of ammunition from the storage magazines into a rammer located within the basket. The rammer moves the ammunition round upwardly into the firing chamber of the weapon. The system is designed to provide storage capacity for large numbers of ammunition rounds. Another design objective is to provide a transfer mechanism that accomplishes a weapon loading cycle in a relatively short time span. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Ammunition feed mechanisms, *Magazines(Ordnance), *Loading(Handling), *Tanks(Combat vehicles), Storage, Transfer, Mechanical properties

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE