Accession Number : ADD014630

Title :   Rapid Fire Howitzer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Mar 76, patented 7 Aug 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moscrip, William M ; Kiraly, Louis J

Report Date : 07 Aug 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This patent discloses an advanced lightweight towed artillery weapon system embodying an expendable breech gun provided with a fire-out-of-battery (FOOB) recoil system which utilizes a unique constant force, zone-controlled liquid recoil system which utilizes a unique constant force, zone-controlled liquid recoil spring. To facilitate rapid fire, two linear feed ammunition clips are provided to be used alternately. Keywords: Ammunition feed mechanisms; Expendable breech mechanisms; Lightweight howitzers; Liquid recoil springs; Patents. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *AMMUNITION FEED MECHANISMS, *HOWITZERS, *PATENTS, *RECOIL MECHANISMS, BREECH MECHANISMS, EXPENDABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT, LIQUIDS, RECOIL, SPRINGS

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE