Accession Number : ADD012469

Title :   Vacuum Blast Adapter for Bombs.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gilmore,Robert L ; Lander,George E

Report Date : 05 Aug 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A vacuum blast adapter for removing corrosion from the booster wells of bombs and the like which includes a cylindrical body portion having a vacuum tight seal at its forward end for engaging the outer surface of the bomb. An air/abrasive carrying line is sealably inserted through the rearward end of the body portion to guide the abrasive into the bomb booster well. An observation window is provided at the top of the adapter and a funnel collector is positioned at the bottom to collect the used abrasive which is carried away by a vacuum line. An overhead spring suspension system facilitates the movement of the adapter to successive aligned bombs.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *BOMBS, *VACUUM APPARATUS, *ABRASIVE BLASTING, ADAPTERS, BLAST, BODIES, CORROSION, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, EXTERNAL, OBSERVATION, REMOVAL, SEALS(STOPPERS), SURFACES, TIGHTNESS, VACUUM, WINDOWS

Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE