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Old 1st May 2011, 21:13
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glad rag
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"I assume that the tensile strength of the attachment bolts is designed so that failure will occur without internal damage to the container."

Yep. For example, the bracket that attaches the SLB (Sonar Locating Beacon) to the ADR of a Tornado A/C [SLB introduced by a MOD many years ago] has specific shimming requirements to allow the maximum "grasp" whilst being able to separate, in extremis, without leading to data section penetration or further damage. The drive unit etc are expendable.

PS just re read your post and on looking at the enlargement there appears to be some visual evidence of possible penetration at the case circumfrence.

Whatever, some great news indeed, fingers crossed.

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