Accession Number : ADD005554

Title :   Socket Lug Assembly for Aircraft Stores.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hoffman,Charles R , Jr

Report Date : 17 Oct 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A socket lug assembly for attaching bombs and the like to bomb racks and/or other attachment points on an aircraft. A spring-loaded spindle locks multiple spheres in place securing the lug with attached store. An externally operated lever moves the spindle to the release position when activated allowing the spheres to move inward, freeing the lug to fall away from the attached assembly. The spindle is held in the release position by a spring-operated sear. When the next store is loaded, the lug urges the sear out of the spindle detent allowing the spindle spring to force the spindle to the 'lock' position securing the lug with attached store to the rack. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Bomb racks, *External stores, *Lugs, Assembly, Springs, Locking fastener devices, Spindles

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE