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Sabot assembly

United States Patent

9,488,455
November 8, 2016
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A sabot assembly includes a projectile and a housing dimensioned and configured for receiving the projectile. An air pressure cavity having a cavity diameter is disposed between a front end and a rear end of the housing. Air intake nozzles are in fluid communication with the air pressure cavity and each has a nozzle diameter less than the cavity diameter. In operation, air flows through the plurality of air intake nozzles and into the air pressure cavity upon firing of the projectile from a gun barrel to pressurize the air pressure cavity for assisting in separation of the housing from the projectile upon the sabot assembly exiting the gun barrel.
Bzorgi; Fariborz (Knoxville, TN)
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 602,556
January 22, 2015
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The U.S. Government has rights to this invention pursuant to contract number DE-NA0001942 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC.