Global Patent Index - EP 1024339 A2

EP 1024339 A2 2000-08-02 - Ammunition magazine for unbelted ammunition

Title (en)

Ammunition magazine for unbelted ammunition

Title (de)

Munitionsmagazin für gurtlose geführte Munition

Title (fr)

Magasin pour munitions sans bande

Publication

EP 1024339 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 00101368 A

Priority

DE 19903347 A

Abstract (en)

A beltless ammunition feed has an endless loop onto which are fitted the rounds and with a transfer loop to move rounds to the weapon. The intermittent loading action of the weapon is compensated for by a tensioning system for the loop drive. The tension adjustment is in relation to the displacement speed of the loop and is controlled to prevent loosing loop tension. The tensioner also compensates for thermal changes in the loop.

Abstract (de)

Die Erfindung betrifft ein Munitionsmagazin (2) für gurtlos geführte Munition mit wenigstens einer endlos geführten Munitions-Führungskette (6) zum Fördern der Munition im Munitionsmagazin (2) und einem Kettenspannmittel (72) zum Spannen der Munitions-Führungskette (6) mit einer vorgegebenen Kettenspannung, welches zum Erhöhen der Kettenspannung eine Spannbewegung in Spannrichtung und zum Erniedrigen der Kettenspannung eine Spannbewegung entgegen der Spannrichtung durchführt. Um zu verhindern, daß beispielsweise beim Beschleunigen der Munitions-Führungskette (6) eine Lose entsteht, weist das Kettenspannmittel (72) ein Mittel (78) auf zum Beeinflussen der Federkonstanten des Kettenspannmittels (72) abhängig von der Spannrichtung und der Geschwindigkeit der Spannbewegung. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F41A 9/76

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F41A 9/76 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F41A 9/76 (2013.01)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1024339 A2 20000802; EP 1024339 A3 20010725; EP 1024339 B1 20040512; AT 266850 T 20040515; AU 1358900 A 20000803; AU 752264 B2 20020912; DE 19903347 C1 20000817; ES 2218004 T3 20041116; PT 1024339 E 20040930

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