Recoil Force and Weight Loss Simulation Device.
Patent, Filed 20 Nov 80, patented 23 Mar 82,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A recoil force and weight loss simulator is disclosed which generates various predetermined forces that may be imparted to training weapons, and other devices so as to give them realistic operational characteristics which they otherwise would not have. The recoil force and weight loss simulator includes first force generating means adapted to move a weapons support stand and, thus, an imitation weapon effectively mounted on the weapons support stand in a rearward direction when activated, and second force generating means adapted to release a weight, when activated, from a predetermined position above a terrain surface such that the weight will fall freely to the terrain surface. Actuating means activates the first and second force generating means whenever a marksman triggers the trigger mechanism of the imitation weapon such that the marksman will experience a recoil force and weight loss upon firing the weapon.
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