Ammunition Compartment Blast Door Lock.
Patent Application, Filed 1 Jun 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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My invention is a locking mechanism to retain and seal a blast door of an ammunition compartment against a compartment door frame after an explosion in the compartment. The mechanism has a linkage connected to a panel that is blown off the compartment by the explosion, whereby the panel actuates the mechanism. The linkage turns a cam a controlled amount so that the cam contact the door in an optimal position for retaining and sealing the door.
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