Accession Number : ADD009870

Title :   Carousel Automatic Ammunition Loader System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Puuri,Theodore H ; Mottin,Howard C

Report Date : 22 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : An ammunition handling system for use in a military tank to provide for storage of individual ammunition rounds and automatic transfer thereof to the tank main gun when necessary. The rounds are stored in protected positions within the hull remote from the gun. Transfer of individual rounds to the gun is effected through a rotary carousel located beneath the tank basket. The carousel moves independently of the basket to deliver rounds into the basket in any position; the gun can be reloaded without returning to a fixed load position. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Ammunition, *Loaders, *Automatic, Military applications, Transfer, Guns, Handling, Storage, Tanks(Combat vehicles), Inventions

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE