Demonstration Prototype Automated Ammunition Handling and Loading System for a 155-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Test Bed
Final rept. 10 Aug 1979-10 Apr 1980
FMC CORP MINNEAPOLIS MN NORTHERN ORDNANCE DIV
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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.
- Ammunition and Explosives