TYPES OF ORDNANCE
In the Training Command, you will use two types of practice ordnance: the Mark 76 practice bomb and, if
available, the 2.75" FFAR (folding fin aerial rocket). Practice ordnance consists of water-sand fills that
simulate the ballistics of general-purpose bombs. Practice ordnance possesses the same delivery
characteristics as more sophisticated weapons. Training Command ordnance simulates combat ord-
nance and is more than adequate to prepare you for advanced ordnance and delivery methods. The MK
76 simulates a Mk 82 500 lb. bomb, and 2.75" rockets have been used in combat with a variety of
PREFLIGHT INSPECTION OF ORDNANCE
Careful preflight inspection of your ordnance load will help to ensure a safe and successful flight. Use
the following procedures to preflight each type of ordnance you carry in the Training Command.
Check Weapons Selector OFF and master armament switch SAFE (Figure 5).
Check the weight on wheels bypass switch lever-locked to WEIGHT ON WHEELS position (located
in the nose wheel well).
Check security of the practice multiple bomb rack (PMBR) to station with safety pin installed from
Check electrical cable (pigtail) and cannon plug secure from pylon to PMBR (Figure 3).
Check each bomb for security to PMBR. You may grasp each bomb by nose and tail and cautiously
check for movement; slight movement should be evident. Too much play indicates improperly
attached ordnance; a bomb with no movement at all may not drop when you release it at the target.
If you are in doubt, call an ordnanceman. Do not attempt readjustment yourself.