maximum elevation


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maximum elevation

[′mak·sə·məm ‚el·ə′vā·shən]
(ordnance)
The greatest vertical angle at which a gun or launcher can be laid; usually limited by the mechanical structure of the piece.
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62 Western left-fed weapons it has a maximum elevation of 60[degrees] depression of 20[degrees].
Field relationships to date have not resolved the maximum elevation of Glacial Lake Licking during the Late Wisconsinan.
It also calls for evaluating ``optimization'' of the landfill - with analysis of potential impacts of higher daily volumes and higher maximum elevation, up from 1,430 feet to 1,540 feet.
The surface of the reservoir has dropped about 150 feet from its maximum elevation ("full pool" is the term of art), leaving a hideous grey ring on the sandstone.
We accepted the maximum elevation and windage range for each scope as stated in their specifications and assumed the adjustments were accurate.
The rear of the unit was raised to maximum elevation, and the machine was securely chained to the flat car.
Data was carefully gathered during the entire flight up to a maximum elevation just below the cloud ceiling, which was about 2100 ft.
It was a tough course over the Andes, with a maximum elevation difference of over 3,400 meters, but we were able to conquer the challenge thanks to the high performance of Panasonic's HIT solar cells and lithium-ion batteries, and the teamwork of the students.
Another issue linked to cost is the capability of decoupling the weapon from the sights: today it is more tactful to observe without training the weapon over civilians, so being able to keep the machine gun at its maximum elevation while panning the optronic package definitely can be a diplomatic advantage.
Also, the plan recommends the maximum elevation of buildings in the area will be 16 floors.
The 59 entries in this guide to hiking and backpacking Glacier National Park in northern Montana and the smaller Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta describe the physical characteristics of each trail, and provide directions to the trailhead, distances, altitude gain, and maximum elevation.
After providing a good workout - climbing several ascents from 2,680 feet at Highway 22 to reach a maximum elevation of 4,200 feet - the road mostly descends over the next 40 miles to Foster Lake (elevation 550 feet).

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