fusible plugs

fusible plugs

fusible plugs
Safety devices fitted on high-performance aircraft to protect them from tire explosions caused by overheating from excessive brake temperatures. As soon as the brake temperature exceeds a predetermined figure, the fusible plug melts and permits a controlled deflation of the tire.
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A split rim wheel exploding off an F-16 can be deadly if the fusible plugs don't function as advertised.