Mk 45 aircraft parachute flares and Mk 58 marine
location markers. The adapter (fig. 10-30) is composed
of three separate components-a bracket, an ejector
footlock, and a hook actuation spring.
Both the hardware adapter kit and practice bomb
adapter are considered to be organizational-level
equipment, and are to be maintained in the custody of
the organizational unit.
For further information concerning the MER and
TER, refer to the publication NAVAIR 11-75A-57,
Multiple Ejector Rack (MER) A/A37B-6E and Triple
Ejector Rack (TER) A/A37B-5E (latest revision). For
the improved multiple ejector rack (IMER) and
improved triple ejector rack (ITER), refer to the
publication NAVAIR 11-5-603.
REVIEW NUMBER 3
Q1. The BRU-32/A bomb ejector rack is installed on
Q2. What is the maximum capacity of the BRU-33
vertical ejector rack?
Q3. List the major subassemblies of the MER and
The adapter assembly of the IMER houses the
wiring support assembly on which you can
individual ejector units.
How many individual ejector units can you
attach to the adapter assembly of the ITER?
How are IMER and ITER ejector units
What is the purpose of the stores sensing switch
located on the forward hook of each station?
At what level is the custody of the IMER/ITER
hardware kit and practice bomb adapter kits
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
purpose and use of bomb shackles.
The Mk 8 Mod 5 bomb shackle is used on
helicopters, such as the SH-3. The Mk 8 Mod 5
bomb shackle (fig. 10-31) is used to suspend and
release a mine or torpedo that weighs from a minimum
of 100 pounds to a maximum of 1,500 pounds. The
bomb shackle incorporates suspension hooks spaced 14
inches apart, center to center. It has no integral
Figure 10-31.Mk 8 Mod 5 bomb shackle.