Accession Number : ADD010549

Title :   Ammunition Feed Trunnion Support.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Magnuson,R A

Report Date : 08 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Disclosed is a cannon-support mechanism that includes means for loading rounds of ammunition into the firing chamber of the cannon. An upright hollow strut or arm has a swingable connection with a rotary firing chamber mechanism such that individual rounds of ammunition can be transferred from a support vehicle directly through the hollow strut into the cannon firing chamber. The hollow strut is raisable or lowerable in the direction of its length, whereby the ammunition transfer function can be carried out with the cannon in a range of different elevations relative to the roof area of the vehicle.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Guns, *Elevating gear, *Ammunition feed mechanisms, Struts, Rotation, Loading(Handling), Gun chambers

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE