a. General. Rockets are classified basically as shoulder-fired, ground-to-ground or aircraft (air-to-air or air-to-ground).

b. Use. Rockets are classified according to use as service, practice, drill, or subcaliber. 'Service rockets are used for effect in combat; practice rockets, for training and target practice; and drill rockets, for training in handling. subcaliber rockets are smaller rockets designed for practice purposes. For reasons of economy, subcaliber rockets are fired from standard launchers with a subcaliber launcher inserted in the bore.

c. Filler. Rockets are classified according to filler as antipersonnel, high-explosive, chemical, smoke, spotting and practice.

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