Structural and Functional Testing of the Modified MAU-161/A Bomb Rack Adapter and the PMU-6A/C Clip-In Modified For B61 Weapons.
AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX
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The modified MAU-161A Rack MAU-175A Rack with the PMU-6AC Clip-in and four B28 FI Weapon shapes was instrumented with strain gages and subjected to structural test simulating aircraft inertial loading. The structural test criteria were satified with no indication of excessive strain and no visible damage. Flight release tests of B61 weapon shapes from a B-52 aircraft using the modified MAU-161A rack and the modified PWU-6AC clip-in were conducted at several aircraft speeds and climb angles. A Short Range Attack MissileSRAM rotary launcher with SRAM shapes installed was mounted in the aft end of the B-52H bomb bay during these tests. Motion picture film from bomb bay mounted cameras, a ground camera, and a chase aircraft camera showed no hazardous conditons during these flight release tests. Author
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Aerial Bombs
- Fluid Mechanics