Accession Number : ADD008512

Title :   Bomb Container with Gravity-Closed Internal Door.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Petty,Jon

Report Date : 12 Feb 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The bomb container comprises: a hollow steel spherical housing, mounted on a trailer vehicle, having a single circular access port to which is welded a massive steel re-inforcing ring; a circular steel plate door disposed within the housing with its outer peripheral face normally fitting the inner face of the ring to close the port; an external hinge for hingeing the door to the housing to swing inwardly and open the port comprising two spaced hinge lugs attached to the outside of the loop, at the top thereof, a third hinge lug hinged to the first two hinge lugs, and a U-shaped hinge extension arm having an upper end attached to the first two hinge lugs and a lower end welded to the outer face of the door; and a safety operating arm attached to the third hinge lug at one end and extending upwardly and over the housing and down the side thereof opposite the port, for opening and closing the door, and for normally keeping it closed by gravity. The housing contains a bomb rack hinged to the rear wall, opposite the port, and cables or ropes attached to the rack and extending through the housing for supporting the rack or lowering it to receive a bomb. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Bomb cases, *Bomb handling vehicles, *Containers, Safety, Bomb racks, Ordnance steel, High explosives, Spheres

Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE