equilibrator


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equilibrator

[i′kwil·ə‚brād·ər]
(ordnance)
Force-producing mechanism designed to provide a moment about the trunnions of a gun cradle or launcher which is equal and opposite to that caused by the unbalanced weight of the tipping parts, thus making it easier to elevate the weapon.
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Using the equilibrator adjusting screw, adjust the slide to align the pointer exactly with the 0 on the scale.
Part of MWO 9-1025-21-50-5 (Jun 93) for the M198 towed howitzer included the installation of new equilibrator adjustment scales, NSN 6695-01-386-2774 and 6695-01-386-8345.
The larger orifice areas in the distributor and collector can increase maldistribution by reducing the pressure drop in the channels that act as flow equilibrators.
6 metres) with a chamber capable of accepting NATO standard ammunition, new equilibrators to balance the weight of the longer barrel, recoil system modifications and other changes.