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The RP rocket with fins folded and deployed (scale is approximate)

The RP, 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 RP 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
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
RP Rocket 10 10 9 9 9 9

Effective damage

The RP 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

RP rockets are better used against light targets. A single rocket will pose little threat to MBTs and similarly armoured vehicles: any pilot will have to fire many at once to secure a target destruction. The RP will not deal much damage to bases either.

Pros and cons


  • 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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See also

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