Section X Aircraft Rockets Type

a. Aircraft rockets can be employed effectively against other aircraft, personnel, personnel carriers, ammunition storage areas, fuel tanks, radar equipment and similar targets.

b. The folding fin aircraft rocket (FFAR) is a 2.75-inch air-to-air, air-to-ground rocket designed for deployment from highspeed fighter and attack aircraft.

c. The low-spin, folding fin aircraft rocket (LSFFAR) is a 2.75-inch air-to-ground rocket deployed from rotary wing and other low speed aircraft. It differs from the FFAR primarily in that the nozzles are scarfed to produce the low rate of spin required for launch at low speeds.

a. Depending upon the type of warhead used, the complete round rocket (fig. 5-13) is classified as high explosive, high-explosive antitank, antipersonnel, spotting, smoke or practice.

b. These rockets, consisting of a warhead, fuze, and motor-and-fin assembly, have the following characteristics:

Velocity 1600-2200 fps

Range 500-800 m

Weight 18--29 lb

Type HE, HEAT, APERS, spotting,

smoke and practice

Fuze PD, PROX, PIBD

Stabilizer Fin

Launcher Aircraft (multiple, nested tubes)

Figure 5-13. Typical 2.75-inch aircraft rocket.

Section XI. PRECAUTIONS IN STORAGE AND HANDLING

5-28. Care and Handling

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