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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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Unlike most aircraft surveys, this book cites day-to-day maintenance, repair, and logistics experiences and concerns that provide context to combat use of the bomber and an immediacy missing in some other works--the odor of gas in the bomb bay from chronically leaky fuel lines, the conveniently hinged cowl for easy access to the double-row Pratt and Whitney radial engines, and how ground crews repaired flak damage.
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.
The Board of Inquiry is expected to find that a fuel leak in the bomb bay caused a massive mid-air explosion.
The former ground crew member, who resigned from the RAF because of the Nimrod's safety issues, said: "To have fuel gushing out of the bomb bays would pose the immediate threat of a catastrophe.
He gave the rest of the world an ultimatum: "Back me, or the bomb bays open.
Those will include a new computer system that will allow it to launch different kinds of munitions from each of its bomb bays.
The world comes clean as clouds in summer, the pure puffed white, soft birds careening in and out, our lives with a chance to drift on slow over the world, our bomb bays empty, the target forgotten, the enemy ignored.
The bomb bays opened and four bombs whizzed past the bridge.
Testers also performed vibration and acoustic testing in order to ensure vibrations in the bomb bays were within acceptable levels, he said.
The SB-17s had been modified for the missions so that the agents could drop from the bomb bays.
CAN any ex-Stirling air and ground crew tell me the interior colours of the fuselage and of the wheel and bomb bays of this forgotten bomber?
As usual, we looked into the bomb bays to see what we were dropping.