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1

Objective of the Explosive Handling Qualification and Certification Program

To ensure all personnel are fully qualified and trained up to handle ordnance

2

Purpose of the suspension/accessory equipment

To suspend and release stores, bombs, and missiles

3

Purpose of an impulse cartridge (Cartridge Actuated Devices (CAD))

Used to eject single stores and a variety of weapons from the aircraft

4

Define AIM

Air-launched
Intercept-aerial
guided Missile

5

Define AGM

Air-launched
surface-attack (Ground)
guided Missile

6

Define CATM

Captive
Air
Training
Missile

7

Define HERO

Hazards of
Electromagnetic
Radiation to
Ordnance

8

Describe the functions of Retarded bombs

- Used during low-level bombing
- Falls slowly to allow aircraft to clear area

9

Describe the functions of Non-retarded bombs

- Used during high-level bombing
- Falls fast to immediately hit target

10

Colors of weapons (3)

- Yellow
- Brown
- Blue

11

Function of Yellow coded weapons

High explosive

12

Function of Brown coded weapons

Rocket motor

13

Function of Blue coded weapons

Training or Inert

14

What are the three types of weapons guidance systems

- Active
- Semi-active
- Passive

15

Define Active guidance

Target illumination is supplied by missile

16

Define Semi-active guidance

Target illumination is supplied from an outside source

17

Define Passive guidance

Intelligence is received from the target

18

Describe the hazards associated with FWD firing ordnance

- Auto-ignition
- Toxic chemicals
- Inadvertent separation from aircraft
- High heat
- Protruding surfaces
- Motor detonation

19

Describe the bomb rack that is used on the Growler

Bru-32

- Can store up to 14-30 stores

20

Location and purpose of the ICM switch

Located on the left FWD fuselage

- Once disabled, all countermeasures are disabled

21

State the purpose of the Countermeasures Dispensing System

To help the aircraft deceive missiles and survive longer

- AN/ALE-47- Protection from EA
- AN/ALE-50- Offboard RF Countermeasures

22

State the basic armament of the Growler

- Lau-127 sta 2 or 10
- Lau-116 sta 5 or 7 (AIM-120)
- SUU-78 sta 6
- SUU-79 3,4,8,9
- SUU-80 sta 2,10
- Bru-32 all pylons

23

Characteristics of the AIM-120

(Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile) AMRAAM

- Supersonic, air-to-air weapons with active guidance

24

Characteristics of the AGM-88

(High speed Anti-Radiation Missile) HARM

- Solid fuel rocket, air-to-ground equipped with conventional warhead with proportional guidance