Rocket Shell

Rocket Shell

 

or missile, a projectile that is delivered to a target by means of the thrust of a rocket engine.

Rocket shells are designed to destroy enemy combat matériel, manpower, and defensive structures. Rocket shells are included in the armament of the ground forces, air force, and navy. Rocket shells were first manufactured in the USSR (the Katiusha). The caliber of rocket shells ranges from 37 to 300 mm. Rocket shells are classified by combat designation as fragmentation, fragmentation-high explosive, high explosive, shaped-charge, incendiary, and smoke types. Nitroglycerine powders are used as fuel in the shells. Pyrotechnic cartridges and electric igniters are used to ignite the powder charge. The rocket shell achieves stability in flight through its tail assembly. The trajectory of a rocket shell is made up of the active leg, in which the rocket engine is operating, and the passive leg, in which the shell is a free-flying body. Rocket artillery projectiles have also been developed. They may be fired from artillery guns and thus increase the range by 25 to 100 percent.

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The source told Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that the armed groups fired a rocket shell, which landed on one of the citizens' houses in Khaled Bin Al-Waleed street in Damascus, killing a civilian and causing material damage to the place.
A source at Damascus Police Command said Thursday that armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta fired a rocket shell on al-Sweka neighborhood in old Damascus, claiming the lives of three persons, injuring 28 others, some of them in critical condition and causing material damage to the properties.
13 (ANI): With another rocket shell being found in the fields of Dahleke village near the India-Pakistan border on Sunday, the total number of rocket shells discovered so far on the Indian side of the border has reached five.
On Sunday, four civilians were injured when a rocket shell fired by the terrorist organizations fell on al-Hamadaniyeh and Sallahuddin neighborhoods and near Saadallah al-Jabiri Square in Aleppo.
In Aleppo, terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra fired a rocket shell on al-Sulimania neighborhood in Aleppo city, causing material damage.
Terrorist rocket shell in Karm Ellouz in Homs causes injuries and huge material damage A militant group fired on Sunday a rocket shell that hit the Comprehensive Clinics Building in Karm Ellouz neighborhood in Homs city, injuring 9 citizens.
The source added that militants fired a rocket shell on Abu al-Alaya town, causing material damage to the communication center at the town.
Hama, SANA -- Eight people were injured by a rocket shell fired by ISIS terrorists on Salamiyeh city in the eastern countryside of Hama province.
Quneitra, Homs, SANA- A person was killed and two others were injured in a terrorist attack with a rocket shell fired by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on Hadar village in Quneitra.
SANA reporter said that a person was killed and three others, among them a woman, were injured, one of them in critical situation, in armed groups' rocket shell fired on the entrance of al-Sharq private Hospital in al-Kashef neighborhood.
On Friday, the power substation of al- Nu'aima that supplies Daraa city with electricity power went out of service after armed groups targeted it with a rocket shell.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Terrorist groups in the Eastern Ghouta fired 21 rocket shells at residential neighborhoods in Damascus City and at al-Wafidin Camp and al-Assad suburb in Harasta area.