Tipu Sultan used the first rockets in war


The erstwhile ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sultan, who tamed the British Army by handing them a humiliating defeat in the 1792 Srirangapatna War, was the first person to invent rocket technology in the world.

The 250-mm-long rocket filled with two kg gun powder and guided by a sword blade for a range of 1.5 km to 2 km was the first rocket used in a war and this was made by the ruler and his men.

The rocket has a steel chamber and is charged with gun powder. Even today the solid motor of a rocket looks like this. The technology the ruler and his men have developed is amazing. Read report
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