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bomb rack

[′bäm ‚rak]
(ordnance)
A mechanical device, fitted to an airplane in the bomb bay or suspended underneath the plane, that releases and arms bombs at the bombardier's or pilot's command.

bomb rack

Clamps, hooks, and other devices for holding bombs in a bomb bay or on the underside of the wings of an aircraft, with arrangement for their release in flight.
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On the way down, the CBU-87 twisted and broke the fin release wire that was still wrapped around the bomb rack sway brace arm.
The Mustang filled a crucial gap in Air Force ground attack capabilities in the days before the installation of mid-wing bomb racks on the F-80C and the arrival of the F-84 Thunderjet.
Advanced electronics built into the bomb rack will ensure the new system is compatible with current and future precision-guided weapons, or "smart bombs.
Our current bomb racks are not adaptable" for the smaller weapon, said Little.
Use of a common, non-pyrotechnic bomb rack will provide substantial life-cycle cost savings.
Successfully tested on a B-2 last year, the new bomb rack is scheduled to be operational later this year.
GLOUCESTER, England -- Ultra Electronics Precision Air Systems is pleased to announce that a Teaming Agreement has been signed with Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, Indianapolis (RTSC), to pursue the BRU-69/A Multi-Purpose Bomb Rack program for the U.
The bomb rack power module supplied is a high-pressure pneumatic manifold and bottle storage device helping to manage the pneumatic discharge system of the weapons delivery.
The pod's design also provides mobility -- it mounts on a bomb rack like a smart weapon -- allowing for more flexibility in reconnaissance mission planning.
Part of the funds will go toward developing a bomb rack capable of handling 500-pound ``smart'' bombs that use global positioning satellite systems to locate and destroy targets.
Improvements include the development of a bomb rack to handle 500-pound bombs that will be guided to their targets by global positioning satellite systems.
The Enhanced Smart Triple Ejector Rack (ESTER) is a modification kit being developed by EDO and Terma A/S for the TER-9/A bomb rack.