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Missiles of the world

The rocket (from the Italian rocchetta, a small spindle through it, Rakete or the niker raket) is an aircraft that moves in space through the action of a reactive thrust that occurs only as a result of throwing off part of the body's own mass (working body) and without using the substance from the environment . Since the flight of a rocket does not require the presence of an ambient air or gaseous medium, it is possible not only in the atmosphere, but also in a vacuum. The word missile designates a wide range of flying devices from a festive firecracker to a space launch vehicle.

In military terminology, the word rocket refers to a class of, as a rule, unmanned aerial vehicles used to defeat remote targets and use the principle of jet propulsion for flight. In connection with the diversified use of missiles in the armed forces, various arms, a wide class of various types of missile weapons was formed.

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Missiles of the world