Accession Number : ADD010194

Title :   Overhead Protection for Military Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gilvydis,Jaunutis B

Report Date : 24 Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Add-on armor protection for a military tank having an externally mounted main gun. Horizontal armor plates are attached to existing upstanding gun cradle wall structure to provide enhanced protection for the driver and commander; an additional armor plate can be mounted at the rear ends of the gun cradle wall structure to protect ammunition stored in rear areas of the hull. The add-on armor components are particularly designed to protect against top attack munitions. Some or all of the armor components can be swingable adjustable to provide alternate protection against enemy ground fire attack. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Armor plate, *Tanks(Combat vehicles), Gun mounts, Ammunition, Storage, Military personnel, Protection, High explosive ammunition, Configurations, Inventions

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE