Accession Number : ADD018677

Title :   Spooled Tape Seal for Underwater Gun Operation

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 3 Oct 95, patented 15 Jul 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 15 Jul 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

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.

Descriptors :   *GUN BARRELS, *WATERPROOFING, *PATENTS, SEALED SYSTEMS, GUN MUZZLES, ADHESIVE TAPES, GUN BARREL ATTACHMENTS, UNDERWATER ORDNANCE

Subject Categories : Guns
      Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE