Accession Number : ADD015406
Title : Ammunition Compartment Blast Door Lock.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 1 Jun 92,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Kendall, Donald H
Report Date : 01 Jun 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : My invention is a locking mechanism to retain and seal a blast door of an ammunition compartment against a compartment door frame after an explosion in the compartment. The mechanism has a linkage connected to a panel that is blown off the compartment by the explosion, whereby the panel actuates the mechanism. The linkage turns a cam a controlled amount so that the cam contact the door in an optimal position for retaining and sealing the door.
Descriptors : *CAMS, *LOCKING(MECHANICS), *SEALED SYSTEMS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, AMMUNITION, BLAST, COMPARTMENTS, DOORS, EXPLOSIONS, FRAMES, INVENTIONS, LINKAGES, PANELS, TOXIC AGENTS, SEALS(STOPPERS), BLAST LOADS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), PROTECTION
Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE