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
The 2" RN rocket is a high-explosive podded rocket with a small TNT warhead.
|Maximum speed||657 m/s|
|Explosive mass||540 g TNTeq|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
The RN detonates via an impact fuse. The majority of the damage comes from the fragmentation of the rocket.
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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- Relatively high velocity (657 m/s)
- High count of rocket per pod (36)
- Very effective against lightly armoured vehicles
- Rocket pods add parasitic drag to the aircraft
- Cannot destroy Pillboxes
- Poor explosive filler, useless against armoured targets
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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