Ammunition Storage and Weapon Loading System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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In a tank or similar military vehicle having a main weapon located atop a rotary basket, the improvement comprising one or more ammunition storage magazines located within the vehicle hull behind the basket. Transfer mechanisms are employed to move individual rounds of ammunition from the storage magazines into a rammer located within the basket. The rammer moves the ammunition round upwardly into the firing chamber of the weapon. The system is designed to provide storage capacity for large numbers of ammunition rounds. Another design objective is to provide a transfer mechanism that accomplishes a weapon loading cycle in a relatively short time span. Author
- Combat Vehicles