Accession Number:

ADA402105

Title:

A Fire Out-of-Battery Tank Gun: Theory and Simulation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

As part of the Army After Next effort, TACOM-ARDECs Benet Laboratories undertook a radical departure from current tank gun recoil to engineer a soft recoil tank gun. Such a leap in technology may be required to enable a lightweight future combat system to withstand the recoil imparted by a large fiber gun, especially during fire on the move. Although soft recoil is not new to smaller caliber guns and howitzers, implementation for a large caliber tank gun is unprecedented. The theoretical foundations of this recoil management technology will be presented here. Experimental test results from a 105-mm fire out-of-battery tank gun demonstrator will be presented in a separate report.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE