Rocket (weapon)

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A rocket is a self-propelled, unguided weapon system powered by a rocket motor.wikipedia
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Missile

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In military parlance, a rocket differs from a missile primarily by lacking an active guidance system; early missiles were known as "guided rockets" or "guided missiles".
This is in contrast to an unguided self-propelled flying munition, referred to as a rocket (although these too can also be guided).

Rocket

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A rocket is a self-propelled, unguided weapon system powered by a rocket motor.
A rocket and its payload together are generally referred to as a missile when the weapon has a guidance system (not all missiles use rocket engines, some use other engines such as jets) or as a rocket if it is unguided.

Weapon

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A rocket is a self-propelled, unguided weapon system powered by a rocket motor.

Panzerschreck

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Tank armour soon developed beyond the point at which an anti-tank rifle could practically be carried by an infantryman, and by the Second World War rocket weapons such as the US bazooka and German Panzerschreck were in service.
The weapon was shoulder-launched and fired a fin-stabilized rocket with a shaped-charge warhead.

Close air support

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Even after the development of guided missiles, rockets remain useful for short-range attacks – typically for close air support missions.
In military tactics, close air support (CAS) is defined as air action such as air strikes by fixed or rotary-winged aircraft against hostile targets that are in proximity to friendly forces and which requires detailed integration of each air mission with fire and movement of these forces and attacks with aerial bombs, glide bombs, missiles, rockets, aircraft cannons, machine guns, and even directed-energy weapons such as lasers.

CRV7

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The CRV7, short for "Canadian Rocket Vehicle 7", is a 2.75-inch (70 mm) folding-fin ground attack rocket produced by Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Hydra 70

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The Hydra 70 is derived from the 2.75 in diameter Mk 4/Mk 40 Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket developed by the United States Navy for use as a free-flight aerial rocket in the late 1940s.

S-5 rocket

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The S-5 (first designated ARS-57) is a rocket weapon developed by the Soviet Air Force and used by military aircraft against ground area targets.

S-8 (rocket)

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The S-8 is a rocket weapon developed by the Soviet Air Force for use by military aircraft.

S-13 rocket

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The S-13 is a 122 mm calibre unguided rocket weapon developed by the Soviet Air Force for use by military aircraft.

Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System

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The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) is a design conversion of Hydra 70 unguided rockets with a laser guidance kit to turn them into precision-guided munitions (PGMs).

Artillery

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Rockets are used primarily as medium and long-range artillery systems, although historically they have also seen considerable use as air-to-surface, some use as air-to-air weapons, and even a few examples of surface-to-air devices. The use of rockets as some form of artillery dates back to medieval China where devices such as fire arrows were used (albeit mostly as a psychological weapon), and gradually spread to Europe and the Middle East.

BM-27 Uragan

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Examples of modern surface-to-surface rocket systems include the BM-27 Uragan and M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System.

M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System

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Examples of modern surface-to-surface rocket systems include the BM-27 Uragan and M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System.

VA-111 Shkval

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Rockets or missiles that travel underwater, like the VA-111 Shkval, are known as torpedoes no matter what their propulsion system is.

Torpedo

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Rockets or missiles that travel underwater, like the VA-111 Shkval, are known as torpedoes no matter what their propulsion system is.

Middle Ages

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The use of rockets as some form of artillery dates back to medieval China where devices such as fire arrows were used (albeit mostly as a psychological weapon), and gradually spread to Europe and the Middle East.

China

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The use of rockets as some form of artillery dates back to medieval China where devices such as fire arrows were used (albeit mostly as a psychological weapon), and gradually spread to Europe and the Middle East.

Europe

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The use of rockets as some form of artillery dates back to medieval China where devices such as fire arrows were used (albeit mostly as a psychological weapon), and gradually spread to Europe and the Middle East.

Middle East

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The use of rockets as some form of artillery dates back to medieval China where devices such as fire arrows were used (albeit mostly as a psychological weapon), and gradually spread to Europe and the Middle East.

Field gun

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Rockets in the artillery role complement traditional field guns, being superior in some ways and inferior in others.

Fortification

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Rocket artillery tends to be simpler, lighter and more mobile than guns or howitzers, most of which must be emplaced.

Barrage (artillery)

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Guns tend to have better accuracy, consistency, and range, while rocket artillery is light enough to be employed closer to the front lines and excels at saturation fire, expending its entire ammunition load in a single barrage on a target.

Saturation fire

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The saturation fire produced by rocket artillery is only somewhat approximated in effectiveness with gun artillery via the time on target barrage method.

Time On Target

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The saturation fire produced by rocket artillery is only somewhat approximated in effectiveness with gun artillery via the time on target barrage method.