Horse-mounted rockets

Horse-mounted rockets

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Caption: Rockets on a pack horse, 1813. A pack horse carrying six-pound 'service rockets', designed by Sir William Congreve. The rocket consisted of a warhead (solid shot or explosive shell), fixed to a brass cylinder filled with gunpowder and carried in the side panniers. This missile was stabilised by a long pole, similar to a firework, carried in the large box. The rockets were notoriously inaccurate, the Duke of Wellington having banned them from his campaign in Spain. A troop of rockets from the Royal Horse Artillery fought with the Austrian Army at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, their primary effect being to frighten the enemy by their noise.

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Keywords: 1813, congreve military 1813, congreve rocket, flight, historical, history of science, horse, land, military rocket, rocket, technology, transport, transportation

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