Accession Number : ADD018213

Title :   Shoulder- Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 20 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Watson, Fred W , Jr ; Canaday, William M

PDF Url : ADD018213

Report Date : 20 Jun 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a shoulder-launched multi-purpose assault weapon having interchangeable rocket tubes. It is another object of the invention to provide a shoulder- launched multi-purpose assault weapon having an adjustable spotting rifle barrel for boresighting with the rocket tube. It is yet another object of the invention to provide a shoulder-launched multi-purpose assault weapon having dual- function assemblies for various functions including safing, firing, assembly and disassembly, bolt locking back, cartridge ejecting, and breech locking. It is a further object of the invention to provide a shoulder-launched multi-purpose assault weapon having a single sight adjusting mechanism which simultaneously adjusts both optical and open sight systems. It is a still further object of the invention to provide a shoulder-launched multi-purpose assault weapon having all gunner activated mechanisms including firing, reloading, clearing jams, sighting, disassembly, and safing located on a single side of the weapon, preferably the left side of the weapon, to be accessible to the gunner in a firing position.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SHOULDER LAUNCHED WEAPONS, SETTING(ADJUSTING), OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, ACTIVATION, GUN BARRELS, ASSAULT, SIGHTS, BORESIGHTING, LAUNCHING, JAMMING, OPTICAL SIGHTS, SIDES, RIFLES, MULTIPURPOSE, GUNNERS, ROCKETS, TUBES, CLEARANCES, DISASSEMBLY, SPOTTING RIFLES

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE