Accession Number:

ADD008343

Title:

Vehicle Gun Control Having Deck Avoidance Feature.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Described is control circuitry for a gun mounted in a vehicle turret that is non-symmetrical relative to the vehicle front and rear ends. The gun can slew across the front and side areas of the vehicle at a minimum elevation of -20 deg, but due to the turret-vehicle orientation the gun is restricted to a minimum elevation of -7 deg while slewing across the vehicle rear end. Should the gun be slewing toward the rear end of the vehicle while tracking a target at a level below the -7 elevation, then anticipating circuitry in the control system will automatically raise the gun to a safe elevation while the gun is passing over the vehicle rear end. The vehicle rear end is hereafter referred to as an avoidance zone. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE