Anti-Slosh Baffle Compartment Assembly.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An anti-slosh fuel compartment assembly is provided for a vehicle wherein the vehicle has a forward gas pressurized fuel compartment and an aft fuel feeding compartment. The anti-slosh fuel compartment assembly includes an intermediate compartment which is mounted between the forward and aft fuel compartments. A device is provided for sealing the intermediate compartment to the vehicle so that the forward and aft fuel compartments are sealably separated from one an other. An upwardly extending tube is mounted in a fore-part of the intermediate compartment with a bottom end of the tube opening into a bottom portion of the forward compartment and a top end opening into a top portion of the intermediate compartment. Another upwardly extending tube is mounted in an after part of the intermediate compartment with a bottom end spaced from the bottom of the intermediate compartment and a top end in communication with the aft compartment so that fuel is communicable from the forward compartment to the aft compartment through the intermediate compartment. With this arrangement gas will be trapped in the intermediate compartment to prevent its travel to the aft compartment even though the vehicle undergoes severe down movements. Author