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  Water Rocket Launcher Index
The use of the launcher is extremely strightforward.
When the rocket is released, the launch tube provides as much acceleration as possible with as little loss of liquid as possible until the nozzle reaches the end of the launch tube.
Should you suspect that the rocket is about to fail or, for some reason it does not launch, or maybe an animal (such as dog or a boy scout) strays into the launch area, you may wish to dump the air as quickly as possible.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/pagrosse/h2orocketlauncherindex.htm   (1242 words)

 M79 rocket launcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 90 mm M79 Manual Rocket Launcher (Ručni bacač raketa - 90 mm M79) nicknamed "Osa" (a word meaning wasp) is a light, reuseable, and effective rocket launcher system made of fiber-reinforced plastics.
It consists of the launcher, the CN-6 Sighting piece, a rocket, and the carrying case for said rocket.
It is extremely similar in design to the M90 Rocket Launcher.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/M79_rocket_launcher   (188 words)

 BM-21 122-mm Multiple Rocket Launcher
The launcher is traversed forward towards the cab for traveling and for firing uses two stabilizing jacks at the rear of the vehicle.
Rockets must always be fired with the vehicle parked obliquely to the target to avoid blast damage to the unprotected cab.
Although the BM-21 rockets are smaller in caliber than previous models, the warhead is equal to that of the 140-mm rocket, and the range exceeds that of the older 140-mm and 240-mm models.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/russia/bm-21.htm   (939 words)

 LAU-61C/A Rocket Launcher
Launchers convey and provide a suitable platform from which rockets are carried and launched.
The aft end of each tube in the launcher is fitted with a pivoting igniter arm which imparts the ignition current from the firing switch to the rocket motor.
However, the primary mode of release is rocket override of the retainer in the launcher.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/systems/lau-hydra-7.htm   (818 words)

 Chemical Rocket Launcher
Unfortunately, rocket launchers remain expensive and prone to failure due to temperature extremes, enormous heat flux in the throat of the thrust chamber, severe vibration, low reliability of high-performance turbopumps, and the use of corrosive and flammable chemicals.
Solid rocket in tube is a solid propellant rocket which burns on the outside and flies inside a steel tube or a tunnel.
Steam rockets cannot be used as rocket launchers because their specific impulse is too low and their dry weight is too high.
www.islandone.org /LEOBiblio/SPBI101.HTM   (4165 words)

 Miltary Equipment Guides -BM21   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Introduced to the Red Army in 1963 as a replacement for the BM-14 140mm rocket launcher, the BM-21's rockets carry the same sized warhead as the 140mm, and have a much longer range.
Although the rockets are primarily fin stabilized, each launch tube is rifled to improve the accuracy of the rocket.
Unlike other rocket launchers, there is no blast shielding around the cab of the transport vehicle.
www.military.com /Resources/EQG/EQGmain?file=BM21&cat=f&lev=2   (357 words)

 M72 LAW
The launcher, which consists of two tubes, one inside the other, serves as a watertight packing container for the rocket and houses a percussion-type firing mechanism that activates the rocket.
The gas pressure pushes the rocket toward the target and exits to the rear of the launcher as the backblast.
The propellant, its igniter, and the fin assembly are in the rocket's motor.
conspiracyx0.tripod.com /weapons/m72_law.htm   (564 words)

 Super Bazooka: M20 3.5in Rocket Launcher
The 3.5in rocket launcher M20 is a two-piece, smooth bore weapon of the open tube type, and is fired electrically.
The primary functions of a rocket launcher are to ignite the rocket propellant and give it initial direction in flight.
Reactive forces are slight since the propulsion of the rocket is due to the jet action of the propellant powder in the motor body, and not a gas pressure built up inside the tube.
www.kmike.com /oz/pending/bazsup.htm   (563 words)

 M260 Rocket Launcher
The M260 Rocket Launcher is mounted to the ejector rack on either side of the OH-58D helicopter.
The 2.75 inch Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket (FFAR), originally developed by the U.S. Navy for use as a free-flight aerial rocket in the late 1940s, was used during both the Korean and Vietnam wars.
In the U.S. Army, Hydra 70 rockets are fired from the AH-64A Apache/AH-64D Apache Longbow using M261 19-tube rocket launchers, and the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and the AH-1F "modernized" Cobra using seven-tube M260 rocket launchers.
www.cavalrypilot.com /weapons/kpm260.html   (1373 words)

 Chinese Defence Today :: 107 mm Multiple Rocket Launcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 12-tube 107 mm rocket launcher is mounted on a 4X4 truck, with a enlarged cab to accommodate the crew of four and 12 reload rounds.
Rockets of early manufacture are painted battleship gray or dark green; later rockets are olive drab.
A hole in the center of the nozzle closure is crimped around an insulated stud in the center of the initiator assembly, thus waterproofing the base of the rocket motor.
www.sinodefence.com /army/artillery/mlrs/107.asp   (472 words)

 Rocket launcher found near MARTA station | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A military rocket launcher was found Tuesday near a rail-transit station, but the FBI said it looks to be a less-powerful training model unable to bring down an aircraft or destroy a train.
The empty launcher had been fired at one time, but investigators had not determined when or how it was used, he said.
The launcher, which was about 3 feet tall and 6 inches wide, was found on an embankment next to a railroad track parallel to the city's east-west rail-transit line.
www.ajc.com /metro/content/metro/atlanta/0504/18marta.html   (264 words)

 LAU-68 D/A Rocket Launcher
In the US Army, these Hydra 70 rockets are fired from the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and the AH-1F "modernized" Cobra using seven-tube M260 rocket launchers, while the Air Force uses the LAU-131/A Rocket Launcher and the AV-8B Harrier II carries the LAU-19 rocket pod.
The LAU-68D/A rocket launchers can be fired in single (one at a time) or ripple (one after the other in multiple shots) mode.
The 2.75 Inch Rocket launchers are a cylindrical construction of seven aluminum launch tubes.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ac/equip/lau-hydra-19.htm   (715 words)

 Software for Fun and Education
For the typical free flight rocket, the degree of stability inherent in its design is largely dependent on the relative position of the rocket's Center of Mass (CM) to its Center of Pressure (CP).
This usually requires that more of the rocket's mass is concentrated at the front end of the rocket, while the fins are positioned as far aft as possible to maximize their effectiveness as a stabilizing device.
A few of the primary factors that influence the degree of stability needed are, the severity of the wind gusts and turbulence in the air, the speed your rocket flies, and the shape and distribution of mass in the rocket nose, body, and fins.
www.seeds2lrn.com /rocketSoftware.html   (1681 words)

 Nuclear Rocket Launcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The rocket cannot be scaled down to less than 1000 tons due to the critical mass of a nuclear explosion.
The pulsed nuclear rocket launcher is prohibited by the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, because it pollutes the atmosphere with radioactive waste.
The nuclear-thermal rocket launcher is popular with nuclear engineers despite the high probability of melt-down in low Earth orbit.
lifesci3.arc.nasa.gov /SpaceSettlement/Nowicki/SPBI103.HTM   (256 words)

 Launcher construction in Germany based on P. Grosse's copper tube launcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is quick to build; but soon the main disadvantage bothered me: it requires a relatively heavy nozzle assembly, which brings the CG (center of gravity) of the rocket towards the nozzle end of the rocket.
Then, after the LT is inserted into the launcher, a 4 mm beheaded nail is pushed into the horizontal air inlet, all the way in, through the holes, anchoring the LT very solidly in the launcher.
Note that the launch tube is not secured enough inside the launcher: it is pulled out of the launcher and falls back in.
waterrocket.uh-lab.de /launcher.htm   (762 words)

 Space and its Exploration: Two-Liter Bottle Rocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Now that your rocket your rocket and launcher are built, it is time to fly.
When launching the rocket, make sure that all people, in the area that you are launching the rocket, know that a rocket is about to be launched.
Keep your eyes on the rocket while it is flying to make sure that the rocket does not hit somebody while it is falling back to earth.
adc.gsfc.nasa.gov /adc/education/space_ex/2liter.html   (1154 words)

 M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System - MLRS
The MLRS M270 Launcher, a derivative of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV), is the standard U.S. Army platform for firing surface to surface artillery rockets and missiles.
The Armored Vehicle Mounted Rocket Launcher (M270) is a full-tracked, self-propelled launcher/loader designed to launch 12 tactical rockets and re-deploy before enemy determination of launch position (shoot and scoot).
The launcher consists of six rockets, each of which are mounted and controlled in both azimuth and elevation.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/m270.htm   (2039 words)

 Rocket launcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Rocket launcher" is a vague term which could mean various things:
a launcher for multiple smaller missiles, such as Stalin's Organ
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rocket_launcher   (96 words)

 Chinese Defence Today :: 130 mm Multiple Rocket Launcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The launcher is mounted on the top of a Type 85 armoured personnel carrier (APC).
The rocket launcher is operated by a seven-man crew.
In addition to the 19 rockets carried in the launcher, another 19 rockets are carried for reloading.
www.sinodefence.com /army/artillery/mlrs/130.asp   (427 words)

 Rocket Launcher
The M260 Light Weight Launcher is mounted to the ejector rack on either side of the AH-1F helicopter.
M261 Light Weight Launcher is a 19-tube 2.75 inch rocket launcher used on the AH-1F Cobra.
The M200 is a 19-tube 2.75 inch rocket launcher used on the UH-1C/M "Huey", and the AH-1G "Huey" Cobra.
www.aircav.com /cobra/m260.html   (133 words)

 BM-21 122-mm Multiple Rocket Launcher
The 122mm 40-tube multiple launch rocket system Grad (Hail), with a firing range of up to 20 km, was introduced into operational service with the Russian Army in 1963 [and initially designated in the West as the M1964].
The launcher with supporting equipment is referred to as the complex 9K51.
It is mounted on the Ural-375D 6х6 truck chassis, which has a distinctive fender design and a spare tire on the rear side of the cab.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/row/bm-21.htm   (947 words)

 Rocket launcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Step 6: attach the straw onto the rocket launcher next to the glow plug which the fuse will have to touch the glow plug.
Step 7: you can make a mounting for the rocket launcher, it depends where you want to mount it, on mine, i use 2 metal strips which 1 of the metal strip is threaded for the screws so i can clamp it on the skids.
Note: I have tried to make a servoless rocket launcher, it was not possible since there is too much restiance in the glow plug which would act like a short to the reciever and the RX battery, it will make a heli go uncontrolable if a short occurs.
members.aol.com /CHRISBOSCO/rocket.html   (628 words)

 NASA Quest > Space Team Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Because the rockets are projectiles, safely using more than one launcher will require careful planning and possibly additional supervision.
Place the launcher in the center of the field and anchor it in place with the spikes or tent stakes.
After the rocket is attached to the launcher, the student pumping the rocket should put on eye protection.
quest.arc.nasa.gov /space/teachers/rockets/act10.html   (1257 words)

 Brian Walker, Rocket Guy: Rocket - Half Size Test Rocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I have designed fins that come in several sections, so when the rocket launches, the fin's size is adequate to insure near-perfect stability from it's slowest speed, up to about 100 mph.
At that point, the outer section is shed, once again giving the rocket it's maximum efficiency fin until it reaches the next speed "bump", up around 300 mph.
Once the second sections are shed, the rocket is now trimmed for the rest of it's ascent.
www.rocketguy.com /test_rocket_main.html   (414 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Mexico -- Rocket launcher found in Tijuana drug raid
Mexican agents are trying to figure out how a rocket launcher used by the U.S. military wound up in a Tijuana house just a block from the U.S.-Mexico border fence.
The weapon they found was identified as an AT-4 anti-tank rocket launcher, which is being used in Iraq by the U.S. military.
In 2002, authorities discovered a cache of weapons, including a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher, on a ranch east of Mexicali where the body of a Baja California state police officer was found buried.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/mexico/tijuana/20040205-9999_1m5rocket.html   (595 words)

 USATODAY.com - Jordan finds rocket launcher used in Aqaba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two other rockets were fired toward Israel from the same warehouse, which is located in the hills on Aqaba's northern edge about 5 miles from the port.
Mystery surrounds the source of the rockets, several thousand of which are believed to be in the possession of Lebanon's Shiite Muslim militant group, Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and Syria.
The rocket firings deepened concerns about new Islamic militant activity in a sleepy corner of the Middle East usually known for beach vacations and Israel-Arab peacemaking.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-08-20-jordan-launcher_x.htm   (866 words)

 Rocket Launcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In this activity, the student will make a rocket launcher and then blast it off using their own air as they blow into the straw.
Even with this small rocket launcher there is a trajectory for the rocket.
When you blow on the rocket launcher with the straw, the launcher accelerates in relationship to how hard you blow through the straw.
wings.avkids.com /Curriculums/Forces_Motion/rocketlaunch_summary.html   (458 words)

 A Rocket Fired from a Rocket Launcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The problem was how far can a rocket launcher fire a rocket from a certain angle.To find how far a rocket could be fired from a 30-degree angle, a JavaScript model was constructed to simulate the rocket path.
The rocket traveled approximately 619m before falling to the ground when fired from a thirty-degree angle.
A rocket fired from an RPG-7V rocket launcher can be fired about 600 meters accurately.
www.asms.net /rtc/19992000/BradyJackson.html   (120 words)

 Ian's Cable-Tie Rocket Launcher
To launch a water rocket, you of course need some sort of apparatus to apply pressure to the bottle and point it in a roughly vertical direction.
However when the 'trigger ring' is pushed upwards, it prevents the heads of the cable ties from moving outwards, retaining the rocket on the launcher.
A typical launch sequence is to fill the bottle with around 30% water, tip the milk crate and launcher over so the launch tube is pointing slightly downwards, then slide the bottle over the launch tube and the 'O' ring.
www.smoke.com.au /~ic/cable-tie.html   (807 words)

 Unbelievable Water Rockets
The water rocket's greatest enemy is air friction, and the Extreme fights back by slipping through the air almost unnoticed, virtually caressing the atmosphere with its velvety-thin profile.
Water rocket experimenters are never satisfied with the altitude their rockets attain.
Most water rocket launchers are big, clunky, dangerous, complex, impressive conglomerations of metal, tubing, plexiglass, valves, O-rings, meters, connectors, screws and plywood.
www.antigravityresearch.com   (1510 words)

 RK Launcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
RK Launcher is an application that will allow the user to have a visually pleasing bar at the side of the screen that is used to quickly launch shortcuts.
Only when interaction with RK Launcher is required, the shortcutbar will automatically zoom in to allow the user to pick the icon he wants.
RK Launcher provides an eye-pleasing replacement for the taskbar: whenever a window is minimized, it will automatically be placed on the shortcutsbar and will be represented by a small image of the contents of this window.
home.cogeco.ca /~raduking   (329 words)

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