recoil brake


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recoil brake

[′rē‚kȯil ‚brāk]
(ordnance)
That part of the recoil mechanism that actually absorbs the energy of recoil and stops the rearward movement of the recoiling parts.
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where [a.sub.x] is equivalent area of recoil brake ventage and [dx.sub.1]/dt is canon recoil velocity.
As the L55 weighs 1347 kg compared with the L44's 1190 kg, the recoil brakes and trunnion bearings are strengthened.