Crusader solid propellant best technical approach

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The goal of the Solid Propellant Resupply Team is to develop Crusader system concepts capable of automatically handling 155mm projectiles and Modular Artillery Charges (MACs) based on system requirements. The system encompasses all aspects of handling from initial input into a resupply vehicle (RSV) to the final loading into the breech of the self-propelled howitzer (SPH). The team, comprised of persons from military and other government organizations, developed concepts for the overall vehicles as well as their interior handling components. An intermediate review was conducted on those components, and revised concepts were completed in May 1995. A concept evaluation was ... continued below

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Graves, V.; Bader, G.; Dolecki, M.; Krupski, S. & Zangrando, R. December 1, 1995.

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  • Graves, V. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  • Bader, G. Fire Support Armament Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ (United States)
  • Dolecki, M. Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny, NJ (United States)
  • Krupski, S. Benet Weapons Lab., Watervliet Arsenal, NY (United States)
  • Zangrando, R. Close Combat Armament Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ (United States)

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The goal of the Solid Propellant Resupply Team is to develop Crusader system concepts capable of automatically handling 155mm projectiles and Modular Artillery Charges (MACs) based on system requirements. The system encompasses all aspects of handling from initial input into a resupply vehicle (RSV) to the final loading into the breech of the self-propelled howitzer (SPH). The team, comprised of persons from military and other government organizations, developed concepts for the overall vehicles as well as their interior handling components. An intermediate review was conducted on those components, and revised concepts were completed in May 1995. A concept evaluation was conducted on the finalized concepts, from both a systems level and a component level. The team`s Best Technical Approach (BTA) concept was selected from that evaluation. Both vehicles in the BTA have a front-engine configuration with the crew situated behind the engine-low in the vehicles. The SPH concept utilizes an automated reload port at the rear of the vehicle, centered high. The RSV transfer boom will dock with this port to allow automated ammunition transfer. The SPH rearm system utilizes fully redundant dual loaders. Active magazines are used for both projectiles and MACs. The SPH also uses a nonconventional tilted ring turret configuration to maximize the available interior volume in the vehicle. This configuration can be rearmed at any elevation angle but only at 0{degree} azimuth. The RSV configuration is similar to that of the SPH. The RSV utilizes passive storage racks with a pick-and-place manipulator for handling the projectiles and active magazines for the MACs. A telescoping transfer boom extends out the front of the vehicle over the crew and engine.

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OSTI as DE96003938

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  • Other Information: PBD: Dec 1995

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  • Other: DE96003938
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13146
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/179267 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 179267
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669297

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Graves, V.; Bader, G.; Dolecki, M.; Krupski, S. & Zangrando, R. Crusader solid propellant best technical approach, report, December 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669297/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.