ALTERNATE ARMAMENT COMBINATIONS FOR THE M551 VEHICLE
Final rept. 24 Feb-3 Apr 1967
ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
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This is a final report of the analysis, design, manufacture, and test of alternate armament fired from the M551 Vehicle. Problem areas are discussed and solutions noted. Four systems were fired. One each of 76mm and 105mm with a hand operated breech, and one each of 76mm and 105mm with a semi-automatic breech. The recoil mechanisms used were the M76 and the one used with the M81E12 Cannon in the M551 Vehicle. All firings were instrumented and a summation of test results are tabulated. Any one of these systems could be optimized to be used in the M551 Vehicle.
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