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Aircraft Armament Mechanic

Service armament equipment used on military aircrafts.

What does an Aircraft Armament Mechanic do?

Services armament equipment used on military aircraft: Strips airplanes of removable armament equipment, such as machine guns, synchronizers, and bomb-release apparatus, using handtools. Disassembles, cleans, oils, and repairs dismantled equipment and nonremovable armament, such as machine-gun mounts and bomb hoists. Inspects electric circuits controlling bomb-release and gun-firing mechanisms, following wiring diagrams. Immerses equipment parts not in use in hot cosmoline to protect parts from rust and stores until needed. Reassembles and remounts equipment. May be designated according to specialty as Bombsight Specialist.