A torpedo launcher for a submarine, wherein the torpedo tube is encircled by a cylindrical enclosure and a sack is disposed in the cylindrical enclosure and the sack is in fluid communication with the breech end of the torpedo tube. The torpedo tube and sack are filled with seawater and pressurized air is rapidly supplied to the cylindrical enclosure to eject the torpedo from the torpedo tube.
A torpedo launcher comprising: a torpedo tube into which a torpedo is inserted; an enclosure adjacent said torpedo tube; a sack disposed in said enclosure and disposed in fluid communication with said torpedo tube; means for filling said torpedo tube and sack with water; and means for rapidly supplying pressurized fluid to said enclosure to compress said sack and eject said torpedo from said torpedo tube.
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