bomb rack


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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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The Joint Miniature Munitions Bomb Rack Unit (JMM BRU) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract began October 2014 and has an eight-year period of performance.
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