System and Method for Vehicle Cab With Landmine Protection
Patent, filed 25 Aug 2005, patented 1 Apr 2008
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A system for providing a vehicle with landmine protection for occupants of a vehicle cab via controlled articulation of the vehicle cab in response to an under-vehicle explosive event includes a cab guide pin attached to the rear of the vehicle cab, and a vehicle frame having a sub-frame. The vehicle cab is mounted on the vehicle frame. The sub-frame includes a sub-assembly slot and the cab guide pin is disposed laterally at the first end in the sub-assembly slot. The sub-assembly slot has a substantially straight first section that is longitudinally positioned and having the first end of the sub-assembly slot, and a second arcuate section that extends vertically and forward from the first section opposite of the first end of the sub-assembly slot. When the vehicle is exposed to an under-vehicle explosive event, the vehicle cab articulates such that the cab guide pin travels forward through the first substantially straight section of the sub-assembly slot and in an arcuate path through the second arcuate section of the sub-assembly slot.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Combat Vehicles