Accession Number : ADD001201

Title :   Bomb Rack Sway Brace Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Baker,Curtis K

Report Date : 05 Apr 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The patent application relates to a single station bomb rack which includes two cantilevered sway brace arms each provided with two oppositely placed sway bolts. The sway brace arms are shaped to accomodate a variety of store shapes and each of the sway brace arms acts in a spring-like fashion under loading. The sway bolts are each provided with internal springs which assure continuous pad-to-store contact. Each sway bolt is provided with a force indicating means which signals that sufficient force has been applied to the sway bolt thereby preventing unnecessary down-hook forces on the bomb rack hook.

Descriptors :   *Bomb racks, *Supports, Patents, Bolts, External stores, Ball joints

Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE