Accession Number : AD0861544

Title :   Testing of Titanium Sideplates for Bru-4/A Bomb Rack.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 22 May-16 Jul 69,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Traylor, Mahlon E., Jr

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A BRU-4/A Bomb Rack with substitute titanium sideplates was tested to destruction to determine its ability to sustain specified F-111/600 gallon fuel tank loads. This rack modification proved to be adequate to sustain those loads for which it was specifically intended. The 14-inch shackles, however, had not yet been retrofitted to BRU-4/A specifications and, consequently, failed during the test. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET FIGHTERS, EXTERNAL STORES), (*METAL PLATES, BOMB RACKS), (*TITANIUM ALLOYS, METAL PLATES), ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, VIBRATION, RESONANT FREQUENCY, LOADS(FORCES), RELEASE MECHANISMS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), FAILURE(MECHANICS).

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Aerial Bombs
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE