rocket launcher


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rocket launcher

[′räk·ət ‚lȯn·chər]
(aerospace engineering)
A device for launching a rocket, wheel-mounted, motorized, or fixed for use on the ground, rocket launchers are mounted on aircraft, as under the wings, or are installed below or on the decks of ships.
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The post 'Provocation' as Russian navy man brandishes rocket launcher near Istanbul appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
"I saw that one of the men had a rocket launcher in his hands," the cargo ship's first machinist told investigators in a statement read out by Jan Willem Klein Wolterink, the presiding judge.
Doing it by the book is important not only with rocket launchers, but also with all small arms and missile systems.
Sampson was given a five-year sentence for each of the two counts of possessing prohibited firearms and possessing a rocket launcher to run concurrently.
"Iraqi soldiers from the 68th Brigade, 11th IA Division seized 25 82 mm mortar rounds, 19 artillery rounds, six 60 mm mortar rounds, five mortar tops, three improvised-explosive devices, three detonating devices, an anti-tank mine, 12 rocket launchers, 11 RPGs, a body armor set, three AK-47 magazine pouches, 200 grams of homemade explosives, two RPG fuses, three radio chargers and one spool of electrical wire at approximately 10 a.m."
It also emerged the rocket launcher had been missing parts on the gear stick and throttle at the time of the accident, and Lance Bombardier Rook had not sat a formal test to drive the vehicle.
An Israeli air strike against a top Palestinian rocket launcher and his accomplice yesterday also killed two children and six other civilians, inflaming Palestinian anger already burning over the deaths of eight Gaza beach-goers in a weekend blast.
A british tourist onboard a luxury cruise liner has told how pirates fired a rocket launcher at the ship in a dawn raid 100 miles off Africa.
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Different weapons can be interchanged on the system--the M16, the 240, 249, or 50-caliber machine guns, or the M202-A1 with a 6mm rocket launcher. Soldiers operate the SWORDS by remote control, from up to 1,000 meters away.
I SPENT THE BULK OF DECEMBER 1999 trying to murder my friends with a rocket launcher. When the rocket launcher wasn't available, I used a shotgun, or a knife.