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
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE