Launch Tube

Some articles on tube, launch tube, launch:

Super High Altitude Research Project - Design and Operation
... comprising 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 ... a set of tracks at the aft-end of the launch-tube near the junction point ...
Cally Henderson Tyrol - Character Biography
... attacks and incapacitates Galen then takes her son to a Viper launch tube with the intention of killing both him and herself ... 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, killing her ...
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:

    One of the great natural phenomena is the way in which a tube of toothpaste suddenly empties itself when it hears that you are planning a trip, so that when you come to pack it is just a twisted shell of its former self, with not even a cubic millimeter left to be squeezed out.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    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)