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Title: Sabot assembly

A sabot assembly includes a projectile and a housing dimensioned and configured for receiving the projectile. An air pressure cavity having a cavity diameter is disposed between a front end and a rear end of the housing. Air intake nozzles are in fluid communication with the air pressure cavity and each has a nozzle diameter less than the cavity diameter. In operation, air flows through the plurality of air intake nozzles and into the air pressure cavity upon firing of the projectile from a gun barrel to pressurize the air pressure cavity for assisting in separation of the housing from the projectile upon the sabot assembly exiting the gun barrel.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1331322
Report Number(s):
9,488,455
14/602,556
DOE Contract Number:
NA0001942
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jan 22
Research Org:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE