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Who made world's first war rocket?. Two of his rockets, captured by the British at Srirangapatana, are displayed in the Woolwich Museum Artillery in London

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Asked by azam khan, 12 Nov '11 08:22 pm
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Tipu, Sultan of Mysore [1783-1799] in the south of India, was the innovator of the world's first war rocket. Two of his rockets, captured by the British at Srirangapatana, are displayed in the Woolwich Museum Artillery in London. The rocket motor casing was made of steel with multiple nozzles. The rocket, 50mm in diameter and 250mm long, had a range performance of 900 meters to 1.5 km.
Answered by Ajeebdastan, 12 Nov '11 08:40 pm

 
  
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One of the earliest devices recorded that used internal-combustion rocket propulsion, was the 'ground-rat,' a type of firework recorded in 1264 as having frightened the Empress-Mother Kung Sheng at a feast held in her honor by her son the Emperor Lizong.
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 12 Nov '11 08:25 pm

 
  
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