LAU-7/A Guided Missile Launcher
The LAU-7/A (series) guided missile launcher (fig.
8-36) is a reusable launcher system for use with AIM-9
Sidewinder missiles. The launcher has four major
receiver assembly, the mechanism assembly, and the
LAU-92/A Guided Missile Launcher
The LAU-92/A guided missile launcher (fig. 8-37)
is a self-contained, gas operating mechanism. It carries,
retains, and ejection-launches the Sparrow III missile.
Launcher unlocking and ejection force is supplied
by two Mk 124 Mod 0 impulse cartridges installed in
the breeches. The cartridges are ignited by an electrical
impulse from the aircraft firing circuits.
AIRCRAFT ROCKET LAUNCHERS
Aircraft rocket launchers (rocket pods) are a
platform from which airborne rockets can be fired.
Rocket pods contain rocket motors and, in some cases,
completely assembled rounds. Each may use the same
container from manufacture, through stowage, to final
Aircraft rocket launchers are classified as either
2.75-inch (fig. 8-38, view A) or 5.0-inch (fig. 8-38,
view B) and either reusable or non-reusable. Metal
launcher tubes are reusable. Paper launcher tubes are
designed for onetime use only, and are jettisoned by the
pilot after use.
The 2.75-inch rocket launchers now in use are the
LAU-61/A (19 shot), LAU-68/A (7 shot), and the
LAU-69/A (19 shot). The 5.0-inch rocket launchers are
the LAU-10 series (4 shot).
What is the purpose of ordnance suspension
and releasing equipment?
What is the purpose of bomb racks?
The Mk 8 Mod 5 bomb shackle is used on what
type of aircraft?
What is the purpose of dispenser and ejector
What guided missile launcher is used with the
AIM-9 Sidewinder missile?
In this chapter, you have identified the different
types of ammunition, materials, operation, and hazards
associated with aircraft ordnance. You have also
become familiar with some of the responsibilities of the
Figure 8-37.LAU-92/A guided missile launcher.