The Talley Rack is a parent rack attached to the outboard stations of the AH-1W aircraft, they provide for the attachment and carriage of TOW missile launchers and external weapons and stores with 14-inch suspension. The Talley rack is attached to the aircraft by means of a hydraulic actuated mounted bracket. When TOW Missile Launchers (TML) are attached, the mounting bracket articulates the Talley rack which enables movement of the TML to aid in target acquisition. Each Talley rack consists of a housing assembly that contain the electrical wiring, ejector breeches and mechanical linkage that are activated when the dual cartridges are fired. The Talley rack also contains electromechanical arming units, and four adjustable sway braces.
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