Accession Number:

AD0260772

Title:

ARTILLERY WEAPON SYSTEMS APPLIED RESEARCH IMPULSE GENERATOR RECOIL BRAKE (105MM HOWITZER, M2A2) (PHASE B. EXPERIMENTAL TESTING)

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Corporate Author:

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL ILL

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Experimental testing of an impulse generator as a supplementary recoil brake to a hydropneumatic recoil mechanism was accomplished. Testing was conducted utilizing the 105mm howitzer carriage materiel, M2A2, with a modified recoil mechanism as the test vehicle. The T-266 rocket motor was used as the impulse generator. The results of experimental testing substantiate the conclusions of Phase A, theoretical analysis, in regard to the feasibility of this concept. The use of an impulse generator as a supplementary recoil brake resulted in a reduction of approximately 50 to the force transmitted to the undercarriage of the weapon. Indications are that there are no detrimental effects on the accuracy of the weapon as a result of the impulse generator action. The weapon appears to be more stable when utilizing the impulse generator. The pressure as a result of the rocket firing is less than that associated with a muzzle brake. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE