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Description

The RN / 2" RP rocket with fins folded and deployed (scale is approximate)


The RN, also known as the 2" RP or simply 2-inch rocket, is a British unguided rocket. Other designations include Royal Ordnance 2-inch rocket, Royal Navy 2" rocket, 2" Folding-Fin Rocket (FFR) Mk.1 or MATRA Two-inch rocket.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The 2" RN rocket is a high-explosive podded rocket with a small TNT warhead.

Rocket characteristics
Mass 4 kg
Maximum speed 657 m/s
Explosive mass 540 g TNTeq
Warhead type HE
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
RN Rocket 10 10 9 9 9 9

Effective damage

The RN detonates via an impact fuse. The majority of the damage comes from the fragmentation of the rocket.

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Relatively high velocity (657 m/s)
  • High count of rocket per pod (36)
  • Very effective against lightly armoured vehicles

Cons:

  • Rocket pods add parasitic drag to the aircraft
  • Cannot destroy Pillboxes
  • Poor explosive filler, useless against armoured targets

History

The Royal Navy developed the 2-inch folding-fin/stabilized rocket during the Cold War, as a replacement for the French SNEB after a carrier-based electromagnetic interference caused issues with the pod-mounted rockets. The Royal Navy commissioned the company, Thomas French & Sons Limited to develop a majority of the pod mounts that could hold the new 2in rockets. The pods were modified and redesigned SNEB pods, developed with permission from Matra.

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USSR 
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80 mm  S-8KO · S-8M
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51 mm  RN
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183 mm  Triplex R.P.
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120 mm  T10 140 · T10 151
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150 mm  srak m/51
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