US 2143900 A
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G. H. RAREY j., l?, E939.
GUN MOUNT Filed Sept; ll, 1956 2a l ao .sa ao Inventur Een? e H Ear'a Attnrne Patented Jan. 17, 1939 ivi S GUN MOUNT.`
Application September 11, 1936, Serial No. 100,305
(Granted under the act of March 3, 1883, as
amended April 30,
The invention described herein may be manufactured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes, without the payment to me of any royalty thereon.
5 This invention relates to a gun mount.
The purpose of the invention is to provide a simple and eiiicient gun mount which may be readily applied to a vehicle in a position to have a wide range of movement in traverse and in elevation and be especially adapted for maneuvering against aerial targets.
To these and other ends, the invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of elements described hereinafter and 5 pointed out in the claim forming a part of this specication.
A practical embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, where- Fig. l is a view in side elevation of the front end of a vehicle equipped with the improved gun mount.
Fig. 2 is a view in front elevation with the gun mount in a diiierent position.
" Fig. 3 is a plan view of the mount independently of its support.
Fig. l is a view in elevation thereof.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional view of the mount on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4 but showing its attachment to the support which is in elevation.
Figs. 6 and 7 are sectional views on the corresponding lines of Fig. 4.
Referring to the drawing by characters of refence, there is shown a standard commercial truck 35 5 which is provided with a pedestal 6 for carrying a spare wheel or tire. This pedestal is employed to carry the gun mount which comprises a standard in the form of a tube l having a flat plate t which is attached to the pedestal by the 40 three bolts 0 provided for attaching the spare wheel. The plate t is additionally supported by a forwardly extending brace l bolted to the front part of the vehicle frame Il and by a laterally extending brace l2 which passes through an opening i3 in the hood and in rear of the motor and is bolted to the vehicle frame I l end of the tube l carries T GFF! The lower a spacer block I4 tting against the pedestal 6 and is further held thereto by a clip consisting of a U-bolt l and a plate I6.
Bushings Il and I8 fixed respectively in the upper and lower ends of the tube 'I rotatably mount a pintle i9 which projects from the tube. 4An arm 2G fixed on the upper end of the pintle has its outer end connected to the lower end of the pintle by a brace 2l.
A yoke 22 is rotatably arcuate slot 3l. A bolt 32 carried by the arm extends through the slot and receives a clamping handle S3 which may be turned into engagement with the bracket to securely hold the arm in position of adjustment.
While the gun arm is only capable of being swung through about 180 degrees, the free mounting of the yoke 22 permits of al1-around firing. When the gun is to be employed against aerial targets, the arm is generally swung to the position shown in Fig. 2.
In combination with a vehicle and a support thereon, a gun mount comprising a standard fixed to the support, braces between the standard and the vehicle, a pintle mounted in the standard, an arm iixed to the upper end of the pintle, a brace connecting the outer end of the arm and the lower end of the pintle, a bracket on the standard for supporting the inner part of the arm said bracket formed with an arcuate slot, a clamp carried by the arm and riding in the slot of the bracket, and a gun-carrying yoke rotatably mounted in the outer end oi the arm.
GEORGE H. RAREY.