David J. Purdy, "Comparison of Balance and Out of Balance Main Battle Tank Armaments", Shock and Vibration, vol. 8, Article ID 326219, 8 pages, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/326219
Comparison of Balance and Out of Balance Main Battle Tank Armaments
It has been commonly thought that stabilising an out of balance gun on a moving platform (tank or ship) is very difficult or impossible to achieve. Using models of a balanced and out of balance gun on a main battle tank this is shown not to be the case. The models of the guns used, include the effect of non-linear friction and out of balance. To improve the stabilisation of the out of balance gun, trunnion vertical acceleration feedforward is used.
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