Accession Number : ADD018458

Title :   Retractable Underwater Turret.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 24 Mar 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Korolenko, Kyrill V

PDF Url : ADD018458

Report Date : 24 Mar 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The present invention, as disclosed and taught herein, comprises apparatus and method for an underwater turret system suitable for use on surface or underwater vessels. The turret system is housed in an underwater bay from which the turret may be deployed and operated. After operational use the turret system is retracted into the bay whereupon the bay and the system are flushed with rinse water, evacuated and dried by passing drying air through the bay. In a preferred embodiment the turret is fitted with an underwater weapon and operated to attack underwater targets.

Descriptors :   *GUN TURRETS, *RETRACTABLE, *UNDERWATER TO UNDERWATER, UNDERWATER VEHICLES, GUN BARRELS, SHIPBOARD, SUBMARINES, WATERTIGHTNESS, WATERPROOFING, UNDERWATER TARGETS, UNDERWATER ORDNANCE

Subject Categories : Guns
      Submarine Engineering
      Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE