An illustrated guide to the Atomic Bombs
Device almost lowered to the bottom of the pit.
Device now fully seated in the pit. Still covered with tarp for security reasons.
The aircraft that will carry the device is then backed up slowly over the pit.
Alignment of the device with the aircraft's bomb bay proceeded with a lot of 'hands on' from fairly high ranking personnel.
Once the device was aligned up, the security/protective shroud was removed in anticipation of loading.
This is Unit L-11; the actual "Little Boy" bomb being (or about to be) loaded into the Enola Gay.
Hydraulic lift has raised the device about halfway into the bomb bay.
The device is nearly there...
View from within the pit showing the dolley frame and the fully extended hydraulic lift.
The device is now in the bomb bay and is in the process of being attached to the sway
brackets that will secure it to the aircraft.
A different view of the device in the bay.