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US3177772A
US3177772A US66331957A US3177772A US 3177772 A US3177772 A US 3177772A US 66331957 A US66331957 A US 66331957A US 3177772 A US3177772 A US 3177772A
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Philias H Girouard
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41AFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE
    • F41A9/00Feeding or loading of ammunition; Magazines; Guiding means for the extracting of cartridges
    • F41A9/29Feeding of belted ammunition
    • F41A9/30Sprocket-type belt transporters

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April 65. A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAP ID FIRE GUN 45 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June a. 1957 INVENTORS ARTHUR .1. STANTON PHILIAS u. GIROUARD Q Q W ATTORNEYS April 13, 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,

RAPID FIRE GUN 45 Sheets$heet 3 Filed June 3, 1957 HlllllllllllllIllllllllllIIIIHIIIIIIllIlllllll||I|||IllilllllIlllllllllllllllllllIIIHHIIIIIIIIIIIIII l|l|||| INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD AI'roRNEis April 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE mm Filed June 5, 1957 45' Sheets-Sheet 4 l||||lllllllllllllllllllIHIIIIHHIHIIHIll! FIG. 4

INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD ATTORNEYS April 13, 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN Filed June 3, 1957 45 Sheets-Sheet 5 INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD BY ZZWZW ATTORNEYS FIG.5

April 13, 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3" RAPID FIRE GUN Filed June 5, 1957 45 Sheets-Sheet '7 ZIB . ZIB 2 9 ZOI INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD jflam Q 3 MM:

ATTORNEYS April 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN Filed June 3, 1957 45 Sheets-Sheet 9 MAGAZINE H8 INVENTORB ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD BY Q.

ATTORNEYS April 13, A. .J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN 45 Sheets-Sheet 10 Filed June 3, 1957 INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD f 6 732: BY (2/3 w ATTORNEYS April 13, 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN Filed June 3, 1957 45 Sheets-Sheet 11 MAGAZINE ROUND EXIT END 351 INVENTORS ARTHUR a. STANTON PHILIAS a GIROUARD April 13, 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

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RAPID FIRE GUN 45 Sheets-Sheet 13 Filed 11162? 1957 INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD WORNEYS P 61965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN 45 Sheets-Sheet 14 Filed June 3, 1957 INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON HILIAS H. GIROUARD aft/0+ ATTORNEY S April 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN 45 Sheets-Sheet 15 Filed June 5, 1957 M0? at INVEIJTORE ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD jaw; (Q 75 w ATTORNEYS April 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN Filed June 3, 1957 45 Sheets-Sheet 16 o l (9 Q FIG.29

INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON PH IA H. GI OUARD djfl/i BY 4275m- ATTORNEYS P 13, 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN Filed June 3, 1957 45 Sheets-Sheet 1'! INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD April 13, 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN 45 Sheets-Sheet 18 Filed June 3, 1957 0 T. N o E VWA @m J H R mm 0M AP ATTORNEYS April 13, 1965 A. J. STANTON ETAL 3,177,772

RAPID FIRE GUN Filed June 3, 1957 45 Sheets-Sheet 19 ROUND ENTRY END 403 Q O Q D 2 III X Ill O O O INVENTORS ARTHUR J. STANTON PHILIAS H. GIROUARD' ATTORNEYS

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1. A UNILEVEL MISSILE HANDLING AND DIRECTING SYSTEM COMPRISING; A CARRIAGE ROTATABLE IN TRAIN, HORIZONTALLY DISPOSED GUN TRUNNIONS, A GUN MOUNTED ON SAID TRUNNIONS FOR MOVEMENT IN ELEVATION, A LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINE MOUNTED ADJACENT THE GUN AND ROTATABLE IN TRAIN AS A UNIT WITH THE CARRIAGE, SAID MAGAZINE INCLUDING MEANS FOR STORING AND MOVING A PLURALITY OF ROUNDS ARRANGED IN IDENTICAL ATTITUDE AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE LONGITUDINAL AXIS OF THE GUN, AND MEANS FOR CONTINUOUSLY AND SUCCESSIVELY TRANSFERRING ROUNDS TO THE GUN FROM SAID MAGAZINE, SAID MEANS FOR TRANSFERRING ROUNDS TO THE GUN INCLUDING A FAN-SHAPED TRANSFER MECHANISM RIGIDLY SECURED TO THE GUN FOR MOVEMENT THEREWITH AND LOCATED ADJACENT A MAGAZINE ROUND EXIT STATION SUBSTANTIALLY AT THE GUN ELEVATION AXIS THROUGH THE GUN TRUNNIONS, SAID TRANSFER MECHANISM BEING DISPOSED IN A PLANE PARALLEL WITH AND PASSING BENEATH THE AXIS OF THE GUN BARREL AT ALL GUN SETTINGS, ONE END OF SAID TRANSFER MECHANISM DEFINING A ROUND ENTRY FOR RECEIVING SEPARATED ROUNDS IN RAPID SUCCESSION FROM THE MAGAZINE, AND THE OTHER END OF THE TRANSFER MECHANISM DEFINING A ROUND EXIT TO THE GUN WHEREBY INDIVIDUAL ROUNDS MAY BE CONTINUOUSLY AND SUCCESSIVELY FED FROM THE TRANSFER MECHANISM TO THE GUN REGARDLESS OF GUN ELEVATION AND TRAIN.
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Cited By (3)

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EP0041017A1 (en) * 1980-05-23 1981-12-02 Creusot-Loire Transport device for cylindrical objects such as ammunition
FR2486042A1 (en) * 1980-07-04 1982-01-08 Creusot Loire Anti-aircraft gun ammunition feed mechanism - has entry from vertical carriers into horizontal path controlled by swinging flaps at junction points
WO2015193274A1 (en) * 2014-06-16 2015-12-23 Rheinmetall Waffe Munition Gmbh Electronic quick-stop deactivation mechanism

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GB615830A (en) * 1945-08-20 1949-01-12 Bofors Ab Improvements in or relating to cartridge feed mechanism
GB639712A (en) * 1946-02-23 1950-07-05 Hydran Products Ltd Improvements in or relating to feed mechanism for automatic guns
US2519129A (en) * 1943-03-25 1950-08-15 Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd Power-operated gun turret for aircraft
US2524132A (en) * 1946-02-07 1950-10-03 United Shoe Machinery Corp Ammunition feeder
US2559714A (en) * 1946-06-27 1951-07-10 United Shoe Machinery Corp Gun turret
US2592790A (en) * 1946-08-19 1952-04-15 Vickers Armstrongs Ltd Gun loading mechanism
US2965001A (en) * 1954-05-20 1960-12-20 William D Bobco Rocket launcher

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US2519129A (en) * 1943-03-25 1950-08-15 Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd Power-operated gun turret for aircraft
GB615830A (en) * 1945-08-20 1949-01-12 Bofors Ab Improvements in or relating to cartridge feed mechanism
US2524132A (en) * 1946-02-07 1950-10-03 United Shoe Machinery Corp Ammunition feeder
GB639712A (en) * 1946-02-23 1950-07-05 Hydran Products Ltd Improvements in or relating to feed mechanism for automatic guns
US2559714A (en) * 1946-06-27 1951-07-10 United Shoe Machinery Corp Gun turret
US2592790A (en) * 1946-08-19 1952-04-15 Vickers Armstrongs Ltd Gun loading mechanism
US2965001A (en) * 1954-05-20 1960-12-20 William D Bobco Rocket launcher

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP0041017A1 (en) * 1980-05-23 1981-12-02 Creusot-Loire Transport device for cylindrical objects such as ammunition
FR2486042A1 (en) * 1980-07-04 1982-01-08 Creusot Loire Anti-aircraft gun ammunition feed mechanism - has entry from vertical carriers into horizontal path controlled by swinging flaps at junction points
WO2015193274A1 (en) * 2014-06-16 2015-12-23 Rheinmetall Waffe Munition Gmbh Electronic quick-stop deactivation mechanism

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