Accession Number : ADD013700
Title : Recoil Force and Weight Loss Simulation Device.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 20 Nov 80, patented 23 Mar 82,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Grimmer, Paul D ; Swiatosz, Edmund
Report Date : 23 Mar 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 11
Abstract : A recoil force and weight loss simulator is disclosed which generates various predetermined forces that may be imparted to training weapons, and other devices so as to give them realistic operational characteristics which they otherwise would not have. The recoil force and weight loss simulator includes first force generating means adapted to move a weapons support stand and, thus, an imitation weapon effectively mounted on the weapons support stand in a rearward direction when activated, and second force generating means adapted to release a weight, when activated, from a predetermined position above a terrain surface such that the weight will fall freely to the terrain surface. Actuating means activates the first and second force generating means whenever a marksman triggers the trigger mechanism of the imitation weapon such that the marksman will experience a recoil force and weight loss upon firing the weapon.
Descriptors : *SIMULATORS, *TRAINING DEVICES, *ROCKET LAUNCHING, *PATENTS, GUNNERY, RECOIL, TRAINING, WEAPONS, FORCE(MECHANICS), MILITARY PERSONNEL, FIRING MECHANISMS(WEAPON)
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE