launching tube

launching tube

[′lȯn·chiŋ ‚tüb]
(ordnance)
A tube used to guide a rocket missile or other projectile during launching.
References in periodicals archive ?
He said the people of Balochistan, especially those who live in Quetta, were thankful to the government for launching tube well projects for minimising the shortage of water.
Tenders are invited for Transit case for helina launching tube with missile
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 XM210 has the same form and fit as the current family of HHS that use an expendable launcher consisting of a launching tube and firing cap.
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. In the case of medium- and high-pressure applications, a commercially available fitting by the Mueller Company is used.
The robot is removed from the cylinder and placed in a launching tube, which is attached to a fitting on the main.
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.