REVIEW NUMBER 2
What is the maximum store capacity of the
BRU-11A/A bomb ejector rack?
What does the auxiliary release unit provides
on a BRU-11A/A?
BRU-32/A BOMB EJECTOR RACK
The BRU-32/A bomb ejector rack (fig. 10-6) is
installed on the F/A-18 aircraft. It is used to suspend
single stores, BRU-33/A vertical ejector racks (VER),
and LAU-115/A, LAU-117/A, and LAU-118/A missile
launchers by using a 14-inch suspension hook.
The BRU-32/A bomb ejector rack has safety
interlock and automatic sway bracing. The safety
interlock mechanically prevents the accidental opening
of the suspension hooks. It is also used to lock and
unlock the suspension hooks during loading operations.
Automatic sway bracing is controlled by the opening
and closing of the suspension hooks.
Sensing switches are incorporated within the rack
to indicate to the stores management processor (SMP)
that a store is loaded. The primary ejection uses two
cartridges to generate the required gas pressure for rack
operations. If the primary ejection fails, the auxiliary
release unit provides emergency release. The auxiliary
release unit uses one cartridge that opens the hooks
only. Nose and tail arming solenoids are used with
receptacle is used for electric fuzing. The bomb rack is
interchangeable with the centerline or the inboard and
Figure 10-6.BRU-32/A bomb ejector rack.