Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 2001 / Article

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Volume 8 |Article ID 326219 |

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.

Comparison of Balance and Out of Balance Main Battle Tank Armaments

Received15 Oct 2001
Revised15 Oct 2001


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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