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Name of Image: The Use of Rockets as Military Weapons at the Siege of Kai Fung Foo in 1232 A.D
MIX #: 8007271
NIX #: 8007271 MSFC-8007271
Date of Image: 2004-04-15
Category: Early Rockets

Full Description: One of the earliest recorded instances of the use of rockets was as military weapons against the Mongols by the Chinese at the siege of Kai Fung Foo in 1232 A.D. An arrow with a tube of gunpowder produced an arrow of flying fire. The Mongol attackers fled in terror, even though the rockets were inaccurate and relatively harmless.
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Keywords: military weapon, rockets, Mongols, Chinese, Kai Fung Foo
MSFC Negative Number: 8007271
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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