Figure 10-4.Cocking procedure.
special stores. The Aero 65A series bomb racks use a
special stores conversion kit installation. The safety
interlock mechanism has a linear electromechanical
actuator. When energized, the actuator unlocks the
safety interlock mechanism and permits release of the
store. You can find more information on the IFOBRL
by referring to the applicable aircraft maintenance
Cocking and Latching
Before you load a weapon on the Aero 65A bomb
rack, cock and latch the bomb rack linkage assembly.
To cock the bomb rack, you must insert a cocking lever
assembly in the hoist bracket mounting hole (fig. 10-4).
Pull the assembly back until the release unit plunger
compresses. To latch the linkage assembly, turn the
latch knob as far as it will go in the direction away from
the arrow. (This ensures the linkage is aligned for
latching.) Then, turn the latch knob in the direction of
the arrow (fig. 10-5). Press the release bell crank
forward until the sear roller rises above the sear. Then,
return the release bell crank to its normal position. If
the sear roller does not rest on the sear or is not visible
above the sear, rotate the latch knob in the direction
away from the arrow to force the sear roller down.
The suspension hooks close independently of each
other. During loading of a weapon/store, the lugs pivot
the hooks on the hook pins to the closed position. You
must inspect the hook latch inspection holes to verify
that the hook latch pins are securely held in the hook
latches. The hook latches and the ends of the hook latch
Figure 10-5.Latching procedure.