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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A pair of high-time bomb racks needed to be removed and routed to the Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA) for a scheduled inspection.
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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.
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The Air Force plans to buy at least 12,000 bombs and 2,000 bomb racks. "Our current bomb racks are not adaptable" for the smaller weapon, said Little.
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Their modified Vickers-Vimy bomber was fitted with two Rolls-Royce Eagle Engines and the bomb racks were replaced with extra petrol tanks.Alcock, 27, and Brown, 32, were not the only team to be taking part in the competition in St John's on the morning of June 14,1919 and they faced a race against time to be the first into the air.