The functional theory and a physical description of
individual dispensing set components are discussed in
the following paragraphs. As you read about the
components, look at figure 10-41. It shows their
location and identifies them by item number.
Chaff Dispensing Pod
The chaff dispensing pod is constructed of
heat-treated aluminum alloy formed sheet metal,
extruded shapes, and machined parts. The pod is
modules with squib boards installed. The pod hardback
(item 3) has a rigid surface for mounting the pod to the
bomb rack. The nose cone (item 1) houses the
intervalometer, interlock switch, and provides
aerodynamics to the pod. The tail cone (item 4) is
identical to the nose cone, except it has extra markings
and a hole for the insertion of a lanyard pin. An
electrical connector at the aft end of the pod is used to
interface with the aircrafts 28-volt dc power supply for
pod operation. Power is routed internally, through the
electrical wiring (item 14), from the connector to the
designed for quick reloading by using the spare loaded
intervalometer (item 2).
Figure 10-41.AN/ALE-37A countermeasures dispensing set, exploded view.