Some articles on tube, launch tube, launch:
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. 10-ton sled is also mounted on a set of tracks at the aft-end of the launch-tube near the junction point ...
... return to quarters, she attacks and incapacitates 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, killing her ...
... 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)
“Now launch the small ship, now as the body dies
and life departs, launch out, the fragile soul
in the fragile ship of courage, the ark of faith
with its store of food and little cooking pans
and change of clothes,”
—D.H. (David Herbert)