Вот нарыл-таки размеры - действительно 25", а не 24, как я думал:
There are five different types of canisters currently in use on VLS ships:-Mk 13 Mod 0, Mk 14 Mods 0 and 1, Mk 15 Mod 0, Mk 21 Mod 0, and the Mk 19 Mod 0 nontactical training canister.
A 16 pin coding plug in each canister is used by the VLS to identify the type, payload, and Down-Link Frequency code of the missile. A temperature sensor is used to monitor the internal canister temperature. The launcher sequencer monitors the sensor and activates the deluge system when the internal canister temperature exceeds 190°F, except during a launch.
The deluge connector is coupled with the launchers quick-disconnect deluge hose.
The antenna connector accepts a coaxial cable from the ships telemetry monitoring equipment to receive telemetry data from the antenna of a telemetry missile in the canister before launch.
The canisters 145 pin umbilical connector is housed in a shielded box assembly which mates with the canister cable and conduit inside the canister so the launch sequencer can monitor the missile and transfer launch data.
The canister safe/enable switch (CSES) is a manually activated switch that interrupts critical signals required to arm and launch missiles.
End covers environmentally seal the missile canister. The aft cover is designed to allow the missile exhaust gases to flow by while still providing structural support. The forward cover is a fly-through cover.
Internal components, such as rails, snubbers and deluge manifolds, are different in each type of canister. The shell structure is a steel shell with lengthwise reinforcements, and the interior and exterior surfaces are coated with an anticorrosive material.
Each canister is 25 inches square but varies in length. The Mk 13 Mod 0, Mk 15 Mod 0, and Mk 19 Mod 0 canisters are 230 inches long. The Mk 14 Mods 0 & 1 and Mk 21 Mod 0 canisters are 265 inches long.
Есть сотни субъективных мнений и объективное моё (с)