Accession Number:

ADA110386

Title:

Demonstration Prototype Automated Ammunition Handling and Loading System for a 155-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Test Bed

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 10 Aug 1979-10 Apr 1980

Corporate Author:

FMC CORP MINNEAPOLIS MN NORTHERN ORDNANCE DIV

Report Date:

1981-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

A design concept for a fully automatic loading and handling system for use as a demonstration prototype is presented. A sustained rate-of-fire of 10 rounds per minute, fast response, and simplified man-machine interface are achieved with the use of technology proven in automatic naval guns. A detailed description of the system concept and the discussion of the major influences driving the design of such systems is included, as well as control system, shock, and vibration considerations.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE