hard point

hard point

The points under the wings and fuselage to which external stores can be attached, usually via pylons or launchers. Each hard point may have a different load-carrying capacity. Some aircraft have hard points, generally for carrying air-to-air missiles, on top of the wings. This is not a very common feature. The point at the wing tip where air-to-air missiles may be carried is not called a hard point.
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Then he put the iron inlaid breast-plate on his horses, so that they were covered from forehead to fore-foot with spears, and points, and lances, and hard points, so that every motion in this chariot was war-near, so that every corner, and every point, and every end, and every front of this chariot was a way of tearing."*
As the words were said he felt two hard points in front of his eyes, pressing upon them so that it appeared as if he could not move forward without a danger of losing them.
Their talks with the US would focus on the broader framework of the withdrawal plan and interim setup, but committing to a permanent ceasefire would be a hard point for the Taliban leadership.
Libby was working at a fast trot when she came to a complete stop, locking into a hard point. Body tense, the young pointer stared down the mountain, eyes focused on a small rock outcropping.
Libby was working at a fast trot when she came to a complete stop and went into a hard point. Body tense, the young pointer stared down the mountain, eyes locked on a small rock outcropping.
The final list of 5 trends was a hard point to get to, but Sarah's years of knowledge was indispensable and really helped nail it all down."
When I purchased my 180, there was a lovely machined iPad bracket mounted to an overhead hard point where the windshield and airframe attach (an attachment point appropriate for a visor.) The eight-inch aluminum bracket was obviously custom-machined and not off the shelf.
In addition, officials plan to add another hard point to mount a third engine or structural support for examining joined wing configurations.
I know shooters who bolt a hard point inside their luggage and use it to lock the hardcase to.
I don't remember the year or where I was living at the time or even whether the rooster died or not, but the light, the smell of the cured prairie grass, and Britt's high, hard point are with me still.