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Automated Ammunition Magazine and Projectile Loader System (AAMPLS) APRIL 16, 2004 39 th Annual Gun & Ammunition Conference Presented by: Gregory C. Hill WESTERN DESIGN (949) 863-0560. OBJECTIVE: DEMONSTRATE AUTOMATED 16 SPM FIRING RATE

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Automated Ammunition Magazine

and

Projectile Loader System

(AAMPLS)

APRIL 16, 2004

39th Annual Gun & Ammunition Conference

Presented by:

Gregory C. Hill

WESTERN DESIGN

(949) 863-0560

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OBJECTIVE: DEMONSTRATE AUTOMATED 16 SPM FIRING RATE
  • SCHEDULE: FEBRUARY 2003 to JUNE 2005
  • DESIGN: ELEVATING TURRET for SYSTEM SIMPLICITY

MAGAZINE and AUTOLOADER OVERVIEW

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Tank Test Bed

FastDraw

Compact Tank Autoloader

DESIGN CONCEPT HISTORY

  • FIRST TURRET DEMONSTRATOR: “TANK TEST BED”, 1983
    • 120mm, 44 ROUNDS IN TURRET, 10 SPM, HYDRAULIC DRIVE
  • “FASTDRAW” MAGAZINE DEMONSTRATOR: 1987
    • 120mm, 36 AUTOMATED ROUNDS IN BUSTLE, ELECTRIC DRIVE
  • “COMPACT TANK AUTOLOADER” IN TURRET: 1996
    • 120mm, 34 AUTOMATED ROUNDS IN BUSTLE, 12 SPM, ELECTRIC DRIVE
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RAMM SYSTEM DESIGN OVERVIEW
  • AUTOMATION FOR 120mm MORTAR ROUNDS
  • STORAGE OF 46 ROUNDS, ANY CONFIGURATION, IN BUSTLE
  • 16 SHOTS PER MINUTE RATE OF FIRE
  • ELECTRIC DRIVE
  • COMPUTER CONTROL FROM TOUCH SCREEN
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RAMM MAGAZINE OPERATION
  • TUBE STORAGE FOR 46 ROUNDS
  • VERTICAL LIFT TO ACCESS TWO ROWS
  • TUBES DESIGNED FOR PASS-THROUGH OPERATION
  • UPLOAD THROUGH REAR OF BUSTLE
  • POSITIVE ROUND CONTROL AT ALL TIMES
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RAMM AUTOLOADING PROCESS

  • RAMMER ASSEMBLY MOUNTED ON REAR OF MAGAZINE
    • STIFF-BACK CHAIN USED TO TRANSFER ROUNDS
    • DESIGNED TO UPLOAD AND DOWNLOAD ROUNDS
  • BRIDGE ASSEMBLY PLACED IN LINE WITH GUN BREECH
    • PROVIDES STRAIGHT PATH FOR ROUND TRANSFER
    • ACTUATED TO CLEAR GUN RECOIL PATH
aampls capabilities nlos m requirement
AAMPLS CAPABILITIES- NLOS-M REQUIREMENT
  • 16 ROUNDS PER MINUTE CONTINUOUS RATE OF FIRE
    • 16 to 24 ROUNDS PER MIN. CAPABILITY
    • 8-10 ROUNDS PER MIN. SUSTAINED RATE OF FIRE
  • 46 ROUNDS IN DEMONSTRATOR READY MAGAZINE
    • ADDITIONAL ROUNDS IN STATIC RACKS (UP TO 65 ROUNDS)
  • LOAD GUN AT ANY ANGLE OF ELEVATION OR AZIMUTH
    • 360 Deg FIELD OF FIRE
    • QUICK RESPONSE TO ‘CALL FOR FIRES’, PLACEMENT & DISPLACEMENT
    • MULTI ROUND SIMULTANEOUS IMPACT (MRSI), 12 ROUNDS IN 4 SECONDS
  • COMPATIBLE WITH CURRENT AND DEVELOPMENTAL ROUNDS (AS UNDERSTOOD AS OF OCT 2003)
    • XM984
    • PGMM
  • 1269 LBS. AAMPLS TOTAL SYSTEM WEIGHT
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PROGRAM STATUS
  • MAGAZINE AND LOADER DEMONSTRATOR HARDWARE IN ASSEMBLY
  • RAMMER STIFF-BACK CHAIN TESTS COMPLETE
  • FUNCTIONAL DEMONSTRATION AT WD: MAY 2004
  • TURRET HARDSTAND STRUCTURE IN ASSEMBLY
  • GUN BARREL FABRICATION & TESTING IN PROCESS
  • INTEGRATION @ ARDEC: SEPTEMBER 2004
  • COMPLETE LIVE FIRE DEMONSTRATION: JUNE 2005