Accession Number : ADD017805

Title :   Spooled Tape Seal for Underwater Gun Operation.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 3 Oct 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kirschner, Ivan N ; Dean, Laurence M ; Philips, Richard B

PDF Url : ADD017805

Report Date : 03 Oct 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The present invention relates to an underwater weapon having a system for sealing the opening of a gun barrel to prevent the ingress of water. The sealing system includes a non-metallic or metallic tape for covering and sealing the opening and a mating surface on the gun barrel against which the tape is seated to prevent the ingress of water. The sealing system further includes sprockets for advancing the tape across the opening of the gun barrel and for maintaining the tape in a taut position during operation. (MM)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *GUN BARRELS, *TAPES, *SEALED SYSTEMS, *WATERTIGHTNESS, *UNDERWATER ORDNANCE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, SEALS(STOPPERS), SPROCKETS

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE