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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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Lockhead Hudsons were an American design converted to accommodate a pilot, navigator, air gunner and bomb aimer, not forgetting two homing pigeons (just in case), with a bomb bay, gun turret and emergency sea dingy.
The RQ-170 has no bomb bay so any weapons would presumably have to be carried outside, which would eliminate the drone's stealthiness by making it visible to radar.
His bomb bay doors opened, and the bombardier dropped the four 500-pound incendiaries they were carrying, setting the munitions factory afire.
The P-8A is based on a modified version of the Boeing 737-800 to include a maritime surveillence radar and electronic intelligence equipment as well as a bomb bay, under wing and under fuselage for weapons.
Four of these blocks could be fitted to a standard Lancaster bomb bay.
As the crew arrived over the drop site, Werth recalled, "A little red light came on to my left to signify that the bomb bay doors were open.
Our team discussed the discrepancy and agreed that we would assume that it was normal, based on the fact that this condition can occur when the bomb bay system is operated with only one hydraulic pump.
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.
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.
It was Ray's first flight in an airplane, and a cold one at that: the large canoe prevented the bomb bay doors from closing properly, and the temperature in the hold was well below zero.
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.