Launch Tube

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Super High Altitude Research Project - Design and Operation
2 separate sections—a 270 ft (82 m) long steel combustion section pump tube, and a 155 ft (47 m) long launch tube (or barrel)—joined together at a right angle ... At each end of the pump tube, there sits a 100-ton rail-mounted sled to absorb recoil energy from firing ... mounted on a set of tracks at the aft-end of the launch-tube near the junction point ...
Cally Henderson Tyrol - Character Biography
... Galen then takes her son to a Viper launch tube with the intention of killing both him and herself ... they were overheard — follows her to the launch tube and talks her out of her plan, only to take the baby, knock her aside, then cycles the launch tube ...
BILL 1 Anti-tank Guided Weapon - Description
... A man portable BILL system consists of a missile in a sealed launch tube, tripod, day sight and thermal night-vision sight ... When launched the missile is propelled from the launch tube at around 72 meters per second by a gas generator at the rear of the launch tube ... Once the missile is clear of the launch tube the sustainer motor engages and accelerates the missile to a speed of 250 meters per second ...

Famous quotes containing the words tube and/or launch:

    The last best hope of earth, two trillion dollars in debt, is spinning out of control, and all we can do is stare at a flickering cathode-ray tube as Ollie “answers” questions on TV while the press, resolutely irrelevant as ever, asks politicians if they have committed adultery. From V-J Day 1945 to this has been, my fellow countrymen, a perfect nightmare.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    I had often stood on the banks of the Concord, watching the lapse of the current, an emblem of all progress, following the same law with the system, with time, and all that is made ... and at last I resolved to launch myself on its bosom and float whither it would bear me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)