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    Need help please

    Does anyone know how to release this inert 3kg practice bomb from the claws.
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    How do you know it is inert?

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    I know its inert because i've had it for 20 years and there is no No1Mk1 cartridge in it
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    From my limited understanding, "solenoids" were typically used by the on-board weapons computer to release the bomb(s).

    (same principle to release a door latch remotely)

    Looks to be some type of solenoid on the top of the claw??? If so, check to see if there are any wires /terminals and apply some DC voltage (battery) - you may have to investigate what voltage range was used.

    This may help:

    https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/io/io_6.html

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    Why not remove one of the two hinge bolts on one of the claws? You will need to deal with the spring, be careful. There will be pressure on the bolts.

    If you have a couple of C-clamps that can span from the outside of one jaw to the other, put a clamp across above the bolts, and one below the bolts. The clamps should take the pressure off of the bolts, so that one will slide out easily without having to hammer on it. Then gradually loosen the clamps. Watch out for that spring!
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    In responce to DRONIC69 sugestion This type of release unit uses either a pyrotechnic cartridge or a cold gas cartridge as per COBHAMs website and HAZORDs sugestion to remove the 2 bolts was my next port of call thanks to you guys for your responces. I am aware there will be spring tension on the bolts so Thanks again guys.
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    I think you only need to remove one bolt to get the bomb loose.
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    Apparently its the precise diameter of the bomb and 2 machined plates on the inside face of the claw that holds it in place job done.
    Thanks again guys
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    How about some photos of the jaws etc. without the bomb in them?
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  11. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to tomsk For This Useful Post:

    bacarnal (9th November 2019), Joerg (11th November 2019), Tmine35 (9th November 2019), Weasel (9th November 2019)

 

 

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