Figure 10-11.Aero 7A-5 ejector rack assembly.
making it easier for you to load the weapon. Inspection
windows, one over each pair of suspension hooks, let
you visually check sear engagement of the suspension
hooks. Before you let go of the weapon or store when
loading, check the inspection windows over the
suspension hooks; the hooks must be locked. If the
suspension hooks arent properly engaged by the sear,
the inspection window is blank. If the suspension hooks
are properly engaged by the sear, you will see a
horizontal black line (fig. 10-12) in the inspection
window. The 14-inch suspension hooks allow a
maximum weapon/store capacity of 1,500 pounds. The
30-inch suspension hooks allow a maximum
weapon/store capacity of 3,500 pounds.
The dual breech assembly accommodates two
impulse cartridges. It consists of a cylinder, piston, foot
ejector sleeve, and an ejector foot. After a weapon or
store is loaded, you must adjust the ejector foot flush
with the skin of the weapon or store, and then back it off
to the first detent. You must never adjust the ejector foot
lower than the black scribed line on the foot ejector
sleeve, or you will damage internal components.
The mechanical linkage allows the locking or
releasing of the suspension hooks. You can manually
release the suspension hooks by rotating the 3/4-inch
manual release nut (located on the forward left-hand
side of the bomb ejector rack) counterclockwise.
Figure 10-12.Aero 7A-5 and Aero 7B-4 bomb ejector rack