Accession Number : ADD012887

Title :   Sabot/Gun Gas Diverter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Farinacci,Anthony L ; Witkin,Steven G ; Yaniger,Christopher J

Report Date : 14 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An improved sabot fragment and gun gas diverter of particular utility in conjunction with a rotatable multiple barrel gun is described, which comprises, a diverter member mounted forward of the barrels for rotation therewith and defining a generally conical, radially outwardly divergent impact surface from which sabot fragments are diverted outwardly upon impact thereon; a plurality of axial bores through and spaced around the diverter member correspond in number to and are respectively coaxial with the rotatable gun barrels; an impact surface is attached to the gun forward of the diverter member for diverting the fragments from the gun in a predetermined direction relative to the gun; a housing around the diverter member defining an internal chamber into which the fragments are diverted from the diverter member may include the impact surface as a forward end wall thereof, and may include an exit port for passage of fired projectiles and discharge ports for discharging diverted sabot fragments.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GUN COMPONENTS, *DEFLECTORS, BORES, EXITS, PORTS(OPENINGS), GUN BARRELS, SURFACES, FRAGMENTS, SABOTS, FORWARD AREAS, WALLS, GASES, GUNS, CHAMBERS, INTERNAL

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE