Accession Number:

ADD012887

Title:

Sabot/Gun Gas Diverter.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1987-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

An improved sabot fragment and gun gas diverter of particular utility in conjunction with a rotatable multiple barrel gun is described, which comprises, a diverter member mounted forward of the barrels for rotation therewith and defining a generally conical, radially outwardly divergent impact surface from which sabot fragments are diverted outwardly upon impact thereon a plurality of axial bores through and spaced around the diverter member correspond in number to and are respectively coaxial with the rotatable gun barrels an impact surface is attached to the gun forward of the diverter member for diverting the fragments from the gun in a predetermined direction relative to the gun a housing around the diverter member defining an internal chamber into which the fragments are diverted from the diverter member may include the impact surface as a forward end wall thereof, and may include an exit port for passage of fired projectiles and discharge ports for discharging diverted sabot fragments.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE