bomb rack


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a device on an aircraft for carrying bombs

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The turn operator shut down the port engine and signaled the crew to verify that the bomb rack was locked.
The aft-suspension hook of the AERO-7 bomb rack had failed to open, causing the empty drop tank to partly separate from the aircraft, pivoting on the forward suspension hook.
The team also acquired a second tool box and created a 210day pre-expenditure kit for Bomb Rack Unit (BRU) 32 to be accessible at the point of use, and installed another 400 hertz outlet in the work center.
During a post-flight inspection, A1C Ward detected and corrected an unsafe TER-9/A bomb rack load on an F-16, thus remedying an unsafe condition that would have jeopardized pilot, ground force, and lraqi civilian safety on the aircraft's next flight.
While Sharp piloted the plane, Edwards crawled out onto the right pontoon and hung onto the bomb rack to help balance the plane.
Braving wind and rain, aviation ordnancemen assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25) huddle around a bomb rack trying to finish their checks before the rain becomes an impediment to safety.
A Higgins, droppable A-1 lifeboat, painted yellow and called the "Flying Dutchman," was bound by cables to her belly, which were secured to the bomb rack shackles in the bomb bay.
Technologies Inc., the industry leader in the smart weapons multiple carriage industry, developed a bomb rack that doubles an F-16's bomb load.
Sometimes the discrepancy cannot be fixed at the squadron level and the AO must remove and replace the faulty component, usually a bomb rack or missile launcher, and turn it into the FRC for repair or rework.
3 and installed a new bomb rack. Because both racks had to be replaced, we moved an empty LAU-68 rocket launcher from station No.
Forgetting the rule of the right tool for the right job, I seized the opportunity to help with the download operation; I removed the MAU-12 safety pin and inserted it into the bomb rack release mechanism to open the MAU-12 hooks.
(10) Thunderbolts had one bomb rack fitted under each wing and another under the fuselage, as well as short launch stubs under the wings for unguided rockets, allowing late-model Thunderbolts to carry up to 2,500 pounds of external stores.
It had Aero 7 bomb racks installed on both wings and a third Aero 7 bomb rack on the starboard side of the fuselage.
We don't know if it will be four 250-pound bombs per bomb rack or eight 100-pound bombs.
He identified a faulty micro switch in the bomb rack which allowed voltage to reach and fire the cart.