Accession Number:

ADA210856

Title:

Electrification and Electric Guns,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

One conclude that1. Electric guns with generators with insufficient power for firing designed for storing the energy necessary for firing in a short period of time, hardly make sense in practice because of the difficulty of using the stored energy during the short firing time and because of the low efficiency of power stores for rapid output. 2. Generators with power on the order of a hundred thousand kilowatts can service electric guns with a weight of the missile of around forty kilograms and an initial velocity of around 800ms. 3. A 100,000 kilowatt generator can fire around 200 missiles per minute, each weighing around 40 kg. 4. Electric guns which continuously expend the power of the generators must generally be much longer than forearms. 5. An electric gun can be hundreds of km away from the generator, being connected with it by wires and transformers. 6. With the current state of electrification in Russia, it would be timely to build one experimental electric gun with a caliber close to 150 mm 6in. with an initial velocity of 500-800 ms. Russian Translation. JHD

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE