Accession Number:

AD0604844

Title:

MULTIPLE PISTON TWO-STAGE LIGHT GAS LAUNCHER,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

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Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A new method for operating light gas launchers is proposed which provides a significant increase in velocity capability. This method, adaptable to existing launchers, makes use of a second piston in the pumptube. The additional piston provides a second compression of the gas in the pumptube with a corresponding additional push on the projectile resulting in increased velocity. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE