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.
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.
Earlier today, the terrorists targeted the residential neighborhood of al-Mogambo with a rocket shell, causing material damage only to a house where it landed.
Hama, SANA- In a new breach of the de-escalation zone agreement in Idleb, terrorist organizations fired a number of rocket shells on the villages of Jourin and al-Jeed in Hama northern countryside.
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.
LAHORE, May 22, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Police has recovered six rocket shells near Begum Kot Checkpost in Shahdara and defused them.
LAHORE, May 22, 2010 (Frontier Star): The Police has recovered six rocket shells near Begum Kot Checkpost in Shahdra and defused them.
Lattakia, SANA -- Terrorist groups targeted on Monday Hmeimim Airbase in Lattakia countryside with rocket shells.
A source at Aleppo Police Command announced that more than 15 rocket shells were fired by terrorists on Salah Eddein neighborhood in the Northern parts of Aleppo city.
SANA reporter said that terrorists positioned in the surroundings of Ma'arat al-Numan and Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb countryside targeted the houses of citizens in al-Khifyah village to the west of Abu al-Douhour with rocket shells, causing only material damage to the properties.
Aleppo, SANA-A child was martyred on Wednesday and two civilians were injured in an attack by terrorist groups with rocket shells on residential areas in Al-Zibdyiah neighborhood in Aleppo.