Link Chute Ejection Adapter

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Typically, automatic weapons, such as machine guns, are configured to utilize ammunition belts with a plurality of rounds successively coupled together through the use of links. Although link chute ejection adapters are utilized to facilitate conveyance of spent links to the link chute, jammed links is a recurring problem with existing technology.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), has developed and patented a link chute ejection adapter for conveying spent links of an ammunition belt from the receiver chamber of a machine gun to a link chute.

-Facilitate conveyance of spent links to link chute
-Eliminate jammed links

Potential Applications:
-Weapon systems
Sep 28, 2009
Utility Patent
United States
Apr 10, 2012
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