Accession Number : ADD014681

Title :   Liquid Monopropellant Gun.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Nov 75, patented 4 Sep 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moscrip, William M

Report Date : 04 Sep 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A gun in which the interior wall of the breech portion of the bore is provided with a series of small annular combustion chambers distributed along the axis which are filled with liquid monopropellant to provide a propellant lined breech. Propellant is pumped into the annular combustion chambers through ports or fill orifices which communicate with an annular chamber surrounding the breech. This construction of the propellant in a series of small discrete volumes which eliminates the hydrodynamic instabilities associated with combustion of bulk loaded liquid propellants. Patents. (js)

Descriptors :   *MONOPROPELLANTS, BULK MATERIALS, CHAMBERS, COMBUSTION, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, CONSTRUCTION, INTERNAL, LIQUID GUN PROPELLANTS, LIQUID PROPELLANTS, PATENTS, PROPELLANTS, VOLUME, WALLS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE