bomb bay


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bomb bay

[¦bäm ¦bā]
(aerospace engineering)
The compartment or bay in the fuselage of a bomber where the bombs are carried for release.

bomb bay

bomb bay
An internal bay in aircraft for carrying bombs. It may be located in the fuselage, the wings, or even streamlined nacelles. A feature normally associated with bombers rather than fighters.
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Here we are and the bomb bay doors are already open, and we are fifteen seconds to release .
Glamorous Glennis was hauled up to 45,000 feet by a B-29 Superfortress bomber and dropped out the bomb bay doors.
Next, the plane was hit in the bomb bay by an anti-aircraft shell and caught fire before Bowers was again struck by flak, almost severing his leg at the knee.
Next the plane was hit in the bomb bay and caught fire before Bowers was again struck by flak, almost severing his leg at the knee.
A shell exploded in the Handley Page Hampden's gaping bomb bay during a mission over Belgium.
The bomb bay doors opened, some 200 bombs tumbled towards the ground and the roar of explosions engulfed Bahrain.
The resulting bomb, known as 'Upkeep', was so big it could not be wheeled under the Lancaster nose to reach the bomb bay.
bomb bay of the in Scapa Flow "The Vary cartridges were going off and believe you me, an airplane burns mighty quick with octane fuel on board
Here's a funny thing, when I was flight engineer one of my jobs was to go from the flight deck through the bomb bay to check the landing gear in the back.
Flt Lt Squires was trying to land the plane following a fire in the bomb bay on September 2, 2006.
Aerodynamic wind tunnel testing was performed by Ruag at its Emmen facilities, but since part of the demonstrator's task will be to prove its ability to launch weapons like the 250-kg Sagem Aasm air-to-ground missile, the Swiss company is also tasked with developing the pantographic arm with which the weapons are sufficiently pushed downwards to clear the bomb bay.
Between January 20 and April 27, 1945, Bob flew 21 bombing missions over Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and Northern Italy, serving as radio operator or radar jammer (Panther Operator) and gunner, often kicking bombs out when they got hung up in the bomb bay.