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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'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.
Especially interesting is the evaluation of the relatively short, deep bomb bays that characterized American bombers versus the long, shallow ones on British heavies.
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.
We hung every conceivable type of pod on the wings of our A-3s and stuck project electronic paraphernalia in the noses, tail cones, bomb bays, and flash bays, as well as in the cockpits and observer compartments.
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?
The SB-17s had been modified for the missions so that the agents could drop from the bomb bays.