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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 11/10/2002 8:32:59 AM EDT
Okay, what's with the propellers on the front of this (what I presume is a) bomb? My best guess is that they are meant to arm the munition after being dropped. [img]http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38441000/jpg/_38441073_nimitz.jpg[/img] [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2419885.stm[/url]
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 8:46:11 AM EDT
I was a weapons loader and I've never seen anything like that. The wind vane on a F904/F905 fuse is about three inches across.
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 9:10:38 AM EDT
It's not a bomb. It's a wind powered genator for a electronices package. The aircraft can not generate needed power for the unit hence it generates it's own power.
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 9:11:41 AM EDT
Could be a refueling pod. The pumps are powered by the propellers. Just a guess.
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 11:39:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/10/2002 11:43:21 AM EDT by GunnyG]
I've got to agree w/ Shrike9 on this one. It appears be an Electronic Counter Measures pod. I'm more familiar with the ECM pods on the EA-6Bs. They have more of a rectangular cross section. [img]http://www.strange-mecha.com/aircraft/ECM/ea6b.JPG[/img] Semper Fi Dave
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 11:45:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By D348: Could be a refueling pod. The pumps are powered by the propellers. Just a guess.
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I think it looks more like the "buddy" refueling pack for an Alpha-Six than it does the ECM pod, too..... Scott
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 12:04:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/10/2002 12:08:16 PM EDT by GunnyG]
Okay, I was wrong..."The tanker configured Super Hornet can carry more than 29,000 pounds of fuel including up to four external 480-gallon tanks and a 330-gallon aerial refueling store (ARS). Photo by Kyle Welke of the Boeing Company and [url]http://pma265.navair.navy.mil/stores/media/photos/photos_sh.html[/url] [img]http://pma265.navair.navy.mil/stores/media/photos/VFA122%20and%20Blues%20tanking.jpg[/img] Just allow me to exit gracefully [img]http://pma265.navair.navy.mil/graphics/ejctbtn.gif[/img] Dave
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