Socket Lug Assembly for Aircraft Stores.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
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A socket lug assembly for attaching bombs and the like to bomb racks andor 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
- Aerial Bombs