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Armored Box Launcher

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  1. a four-round protected launch container for the BGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missile

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 14, 2009
  2. Fitted to the Iowa-class battleships following their 1980s recommissioning upgrade, each ABL contains four ready-to-fire Tomahawks

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 14, 2009
  3. The use of ABL's on these vessels rather than a non-armored solution was necessitated to enable the battleships to continue to exploit the capability provided by their heavy armor and reduce the vulnerability of the delicate missiles within

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 14, 2009
  4. Eight ABL's were fitted to each of the four recommissioned battleships, providing 32 weapons to each ship

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 14, 2009
  5. Some of the original dual 5 inch (127 mm) gun mounts were removed to fit the ABL's and the launchers are visible at right

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