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LINKLESS AMMUNITION HANDLING

ENSURING THE STEADY FLOW OF AMMUNITION

Direct Mount "Saddle Bag"

Direct Mount "Saddle Bag"

Simple low friction solution recommended when turret layout can accommodate storage near the weapon. 

Closed Loop “Linear Linkless”

Closed Loop “Linear Linkless”

Customizable solution that optimizes turret layout, round access and space claim. 

HyBrid Designed

HyBrid Designed

A combination of the Direct Mount and Closed Loop systems. Maximize ammo capacity and space claim. 

Nobles has a distinguished history in supporting linkless ammunition handling solutions. With the emergence of new medium caliber linkless weapons, Nobles has been active providing innovative solutions in linkless ammunition handling to the warfighter.

Linkless ammunition handling was never meant to be one size fits all, and Nobles has the world class engineering to design a unique system to meet your needs. Considering human factors, reload times, space and weight claims, and overall unique requirements of turret design we are confident we can design a custom linkless solution for you.

Two distinct styles of systems have emerged in the linkless market with the Direct Mount “Saddlebag” style system and the Closed Loop “linear linkless” style system. We have also introduced a third linkless option, a “hybrid” approach where we utilize the bulk storage of a Direct Mount style system with the flexibility of a Closed Loop style system.

Nobles has developed a suite of linkless components and technologies that can be packaged to fit your needs. This scalable technology can be integrated across the entire Medium Caliber family of weapon systems.

WHY LINKLESS SOLUTIONS

The Nobles linkless ammunition handling solutions and design capability provide you with:

Custom solution to fit the turret or space claim needs


Optimized for ease of loading and human factors


Solutions that allow loading under armor


Rapid development and prototyping capabilities


Economical in comparison to current offerings

WEAPON SYSTEMS SUPPORTED

30mm MK44s Linkless

30mm XM813

50mm XM913

DIRECT MOUNT “SADDLE BAG”

Simple low friction solution recommended when turret layout can accommodate storage near the weapon.

Ammunition Drag: Very Low
Complexity: Low
Capacity Potential: High, Limited by turret height and width
Magazine Location: Coupled to Weapon

CLOSED LOOP “LINEAR LINKLESS”

Customizable solution that optimizes turret layout, round access and space claim.

Ammunition Drag: Medium
Complexity: Medium
Capacity Potential: Medium – High
Magazine Location: Decoupled from gun, storage is in the feed path

HYBRID

A combination of the Direct Mount and Closed Loop systems. Maximize ammo capacity and space claim.

Ammunition Drag: Low – Medium
Complexity: Medium
Capacity Potential: High
Magazine Location: Decoupled, bulk storage with additional storage in feed path