Accession Number : ADD010101

Title :   Cartridge with Elastic Pusher Cup.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sayler,Willia M ; Hayner,John M

Report Date : 12 Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A gas actuated cartridge, which is smokeless, flashless and noiseless in operation, contains a novel pusher cup of elastic material, such as butyl rubber. The pusher cup is folded back within itself and contains an exterior annular flange which fits into a groove in the bore of the cartridge case. A closure plug containing the propellant charge is threadably attached to the bore of the cartridge case and engages the interior of the cup in the flange portion to seal and anchor the cup in the bore. The elastic cup can propel a projectile by the unfolding action of the cup, and expands without rupture to contain the propellant gases and contracts when the volume of the gases reduces on cooling, whereby the cup shrinks back from the wall of the gun barrel and, hence, can be readily removed from the barrel. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Cartridges, *Cartridge cases, *Seals(Stoppers), Butyl rubber, Flashless propellants, Smokeless propellants, Flanges, Removal, Gun barrels

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE