launching tube

launching tube

[′lȯn·chiŋ ‚tüb]
(ordnance)
A tube used to guide a rocket missile or other projectile during launching.
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According to witnesses, after successfully launching three shells with the launching tube on the cement ground, the victim decided to launch the fourth shell while holding the launch tube with his arms extended and the tube pointed in an upward angle.
The system consists of a launching tube and air vehicle that weigh less than 10 pounds combined.
The live mortar, complete with launching tube, was found near the Cornakinnegar Road in April 2007.
Rotating a knurled ring, with range indicator marks from "0" to "20" (zero to 200 meters), opens or closes,: to a greater or lesser extent, a gas port at the back side of the tube away from the operator, which regulates the gas pressure developed within the launching tube.
Figure 2 shows the IPSCO fitting and launching tube.
Nitrogen is introduced into the launching tube to purge it of air.
An Army foot patrol wounded two Palestinian men handling pipes that appeared similar to a launching tube used to fire a rocket in the same area on March 11 (see above).
Once the trains exit the loading or unloading station, the connecting link between trains is released and each train is sequentially inserted in the launching device by a suction blower and, once the launching tube is shifted to the return line, the main blower pressure is used to accelerate the train out of the launch tube.
Prosecutor Guy Spollen told the court that the incident happened on the evening of October 10 last year outside The Spitfire Inn after Rodgers had bought two rockets and launching tubes from a salesman who called at the pub.
The visual modification (VISMOD) of the MTK-2 is built up on an M113 chassis and includes the launching tubes and Smokey Sam rail.
The screen is created in less than two seconds by a matrix of 16 to 24 launching tubes mounted on the port and starboard sides of the ship.