from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Part of an airframe designed to carry an external load such as a missile.
- n. A metal screw thread embedded in a workbench to faciliate the mounting and removal of specific tools.
Also some fixed-wing aircraft are designated gunships (AC-47, AC-119, and AC-130). hardpoint reinforced stations to which external stores can be attached.
The bombs were wheeled under the center-line hardpoint of each of the four aircraft, lifted carefully by the hoisting arm, then shackled into place.
But at least with Diablock Convoy you can easily remove the parts temporarily and stick it on a free hardpoint (Knob).
Finally, to further enhance the craft’s adaptability, the aft section includes a hardpoint to which can be attached custom-designed mission modules, ranging from lab units to cargo pods.
An electro-optical target acquisition and fire control system, mounted in a pod that attaches to a wing hardpoint on an attack aircraft.)