aircraft rocket

aircraft rocket

[′er‚kraft ‚räk·ət]
(ordnance)
A rocket missile designed to be launched from an aircraft and employing warheads that are armor-piercing, incendiary, or explosive; it is carried beneath the wings of fighter or ground-attack airplanes.
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The capabilities of the Royal Air Force of Oman have been enhanced with advanced jet plans, logistic planes, helicopters, air defence systems, such as anti aircraft rocket batteries, radars, training aircrafts and training simulators.
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Contract Awarded to Provide additional 2.75-inch aircraft rocket launchers and/or subcomponents to support Navy, Marine Corp and Air Force operations (training and in theatre)
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At dawn today, the aircraft rocketed a police station in the town of Khan Youness, simultaneously with a chain of raids on various locations in the border town of Rafah and Gaza city.
Among those listed are air bombs, unguided aircraft rockets and rocket pods, along with weaponry, which the message states is all on sale at reduced prices.
High-velcocity aircraft rockets, like these on the flight line of Marine Fighter squadron 214 in the Korean War, evolved from the Navy's fledgling testing program of the early 1940s.
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