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The Fire Arrow is a Chinese gunpowder weapon, reported to be first used in the year of 1232 A.D. when the Chinese repelled the Mongolians, in the battle of Kai-Feng. It is not the first form of the rocket, for a Greek named Archytas flew a wooden bird powered by steam, around 400 B.C. These fire arrows are said to be inaccurate -used only to impose psychological effects on the enemies. Basically, the fire arrow is a long, straight arrow made from bamboo with a rocket attached to it, launched on a stand of bamboo sticks. The accuracy of this weapon is affected by the straightness and length of the bamboo arrow; Forms of the fire arrow were introduced to, first, Korea, and, later, through Middle East to Europe. February 2006 : â - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- â 28 February 2006 (Tuesday) Al Askari Mosque bombing: Sixty-eight people have been killed so far today in Baghdad, Iraq. ... Smokeless powder Gunpowder, whether black powder or smokeless powder, is a substance that burns very rapidly, releasing gases that act as a propellant in firearms. ... A Redstone rocket, part of the Mercury program A rocket is a vehicle, missile or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust gas from within a rocket engine. ...
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Shin Ki Chon is a Korean artillery weapon, first built in the year of 1448 A.D. and used during the Choson Dynasty. ... Smokeless powder Gunpowder, whether black powder or smokeless powder, is a substance that burns very rapidly, releasing gases that act as a propellant in firearms. ... A small Civil War-era cannon on a carriage A cannon is any large tubular firearm designed to fire a heavy projectile over a considerable distance. ... // Ancient and imperial China Much of the early Western work in the history of science in China was done by Joseph Needham. ...
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