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    2" post war aircraft rocket

    Looking for any info on this rocket? Have searched the forum to no avail. I seem to have gathered 3 x fuzes, a 60's AP head and a 50's HES head! Info is hard to find. Cheers Tig
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    Ideas anybody?
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    tigbrand............try searching for a rocket 2.25 inch,that may be what you have.................dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave peifer View Post
    tigbrand............try searching for a rocket 2.25 inch,that may be what you have.................dave
    Hi Dave,definitely 2" ! Thanks for the reply, Tig.
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    2%22 Rocket a.jpg2%22 Rocket b.jpg2%22 Rocket c.jpgHi tigbrand
    I just purchased a Postwar 2" British rocket which may be the one you ask for information. I also have no information on this.
    It is 1220mm overall (48") and 51.3mm motor diameter and 52mm head diameter. The connector for head and motor is missing. PRF No 942 fuze.
    Motor is marked: MTR RKT. A/C. 2IN. No3. Mk2. LXR. 2/68.
    I show the photos from the seller to save me the trouble. Hope this helps you and someone has some manuals with information. Ron.

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    I've not been able to find very much info about these rockets.
    The motors come in brown or green and locally at least they were employed by Canberras and fired from 36 round launchers mounted under the wings.

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    I was told they were fired from helicopters. Again I welcome information.

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    Interesting, i have never heard them being used form helicopters, the pods are quite large.They generally had a rounded fairing over the front, but that apparently was dependent on the loads or mission being flown.
    They were also used by the Royal Navy into the '70s, from Sea Vixen.

    Below IWM image, showing load up of 2" rkts and the pod/launcher.
    Canberrs rkts.large_000000.jpg

    I recall seeing a film on these rockets and their loading. To test the circuits, after they are loaded in the pod, they would stand in front of the launcher and do the check from there. seemed a bit risky!

    RNZAF Canberra load.image RNZAF Official.
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    Great Info and pics chaps, thanks very much. It says on Wikepedia they were tested with helicopters around 1970 but not adopted. Apparently the Black AP head shown in my pics was tested against Centurion tanks but not effective. I'm after a rocket body and motor now Ron! Cheers tig.
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    ordnance markings 1964 448.jpgordnance markings 1964 447.jpgHi Tig. I found these from Ordnance markings 1964. They show 2" and 3" rocket heads and motors. I had a black practice head like yours, many years ago. Hope they help, cheers, Tony.
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