High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Hydra 70 rocket is
a weapon derived from the 2.75 inch (70 mm) Mk 4/Mk 40 Folding-Fin
Aerial Rocket developed by the United States Navy for use as a
free-flight aerial rocket in the late 1940s. The Hydra 70 family of
WAFAR (Wrap-Around Fin Aerial Rocket), based around the Mk 66
universal motor was developed from the previous 2.75 inch Mk 40
motor-based FFAR (Folding Fin Aerial Rocket). The Mk 40 was
originally used during the Korean and Vietnam wars, beginning a
rich history of providing close air support to ground forces from
about 20 different firing platforms, both fixed-wing and armed
helicopters, by all U.S. armed forces. Today, the OH-58D(R) Kiowa
Warrior and AH-64D Apache Longbow, as well as the Marine Corp's
AH-1 Cobra carry the Hydra rocket launcher standard on its weapon
pylons. To provide some stability the four rocket nozzles were
scarfed at an angle to impart a slight spin to the rocket during
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