Accession Number:

ADA591200

Title:

RAVEN Tank Main Armament Demonstrator

Descriptive Note:

Final rept

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS

Report Date:

2008-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

RArefaction waVe guN RAVEN propulsion is a widely acclaimed method to impart maximum lethality into a projectile while endowing the launcher with the least recoil momentum and thermal heating. It was originally conceived in 1999 to meet the ambitious lethality and strategic deployability objectives of the future combat systemFCS to drive off a C130 transport ready for combat. RAVEN was removed from consideration to meet FCS lethality requirements due to the immaturity of the technology. This paper presents the experimental results of a brass-board tank main armament demonstration system based upon RAVEN propulsion. This technology profoundly alters the system integration options for future main armament.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE