Accession Number:

ADD015406

Title:

Ammunition Compartment Blast Door Lock.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 1 Jun 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE