NOTE: Unused sway braces should remain in
the full up position with the jam nuts tightened.
Adjust the sway brace adjusting screws until the
sway brace pads contact the weapon.
Simultaneously tighten the forward right and aft
left sway brace screws one-quarter turn with a
Simultaneously tighten the forward left and aft
right sway brace screws one-quarter turn.
NOTE: If all sway brace screws cannot be
tightened one-quarter turn on final tightening,
ensure the same amount of turn is applied to
each sway brace screw. The total tightening of
each sway brace screw should not exceed
Tighten the jam nuts with a suitable wrench.
Next, you should adjust the ejector foot down until
it makes contact with the weapon. Then back off to the
Then, if applicable, install the nose fuze or TDD.
Once fuzes are installed, you can install cartridges
in all loaded IMER/ITER breech chambers. Screw the
breech caps on all IMER/ITER breech chambers and
hand tighten the breech caps. Verify that unloaded
IMER/ITER suspension hooks are open. Place a
WEAPON LOADED sign in the cockpit. Remove tools
and handling or loading equipment from the area.
Weapons are loaded on an IMER/ITER in much the
same way as on a parent station. The major differences
are as follows:
After the weapon lugs have engaged the rack
suspension hooks, the safety stop lever must be
The ejector foot must be positioned down
against the weapon.
POSTLOADING QUALITY ASSURANCE
A certified quality assurance inspector (QAR)
performs the postloading quality assurance inspection
after loading and fuzing is complete. A postloading
quality assurance inspection makes sure that weapons
are properly loaded and no procedural steps were
REARMING AREA (BEFORE ENGINE
There aren't many procedures for you to carry out
in the rearming area (before engine turn up). You will
remove the WEAPON LOADED sign from the cockpit,
and close and secure access doors. Normally, these
procedures are performed at the same time as the pilot's
aircraft walk around inspection before manning the
REARMING OR ARMING AREA (AFTER
ENGINE TURN UP)
The procedures performed in the rearming area or
arming area (after engine turn up) are done after the
engine start and normally after the plane captain
completes the pretaxi signals. Stations loaded with
bomb-type ammunition and other stores are normally
armed in the arming area. All forward-firing ordnance
must be armed in the arming area. Final arming of
bomb-type ammunition requires that a safety person be
positioned in view of the pilot. The safety person
notifies the pilot of the intention to remove safety pins,
and ensures that the pilot places his hands in full view.
When this is done, a member of the arming crew
removes the safety pins from the racks. Finally, a
crewmember unlocks the IMER/ITER safety stop
Figure 14-1.Mk 122 arming safety switch.