It uses a rocket assist
system to help it take off and is recovered by parachute.
The US Postal Service even added a rocket assist
to mail delivery in 1992 with a 29-cent postage stamp featuring jetpacked spacemen blasting between the perforations in a Space Fantasy booklet.
Among specific topics are the short life of rocket scientist Walter Thiel from March 1901 to August 1943, the creation and development of the Yuzhnoye State Design Office scientific ballistics school in Ukraine, history of British rocket assisted
takeoff units, women in space exploration history, techniques to digitally preserve the historical film of a space agency, and professor Broglio and the San Marco Program: the pioneer of Italian astronautics and father of the first Italian satellite.
The system is compatible with two standard artillery rounds, including the M795 High Explosive and M549/A1 Rocket Assisted
Although, it is regularly and erroneously so described, it is actually a recoilless gun, in spite of being able to fire a "rocket ASSISTED
When the forward operating base (FOB) entered a period of increased indirect fire, the Raven's mission promptly shifted to counter the rocket, mortar, and improvised rocket assisted
mortar (IRAM) threat.
Eventually powered by two Junkers Jumo 004B-1 turbojet engines rated at 1,980 pounds thrust, the Ar 234 used rocket assisted
takeoff (RATO) boosters for increased thrust during takeoff.
They are also assessed to be responsible for the botched Improvised Rocket Assisted
Mortar attack on Coalition forces June 4 that resulted in 18 Iraqi civilians killed, 29 injured, and 19 homes destroyed.
The ERGM is a US Navy program to develop a 5-in, guided artillery round that is rocket assisted
and GPS aided.
The howitzer has fully automated ammunition handling that will deliver ten to 12 rounds per minute, at ranges in excess of 40 kilometres, using rocket assisted
"Kata'ib Hezbollah is assessed to be supported by Iran's Islamic Republican Guard Corps -- Quds Force, and its members are believed to employ improvised rocket assisted
mortars (IRAMs) as well as explosively formed penetrators in civilian areas."
The standard HE bomb has a maximum range of 8855 metres while a rocket assisted
bomb reaches 13,000 metres.