Aircraft Armament Mechanic

Service armament equipment used on military aircrafts.
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What do Aircraft Armament Mechanics 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.

Should I be an Aircraft Armament Mechanic?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Aircraft Armorer, Bombsight Specialist, Naval Aircrewman Mechanical

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    Aircraft Armament Mechanic

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