CRV-7 Multiple-function rocket weapon

CRV-7

This unguided weapon was used by the Harrier GR7 and came in two versions, for attacks on lightly protected installations, ships or armoured forces.

The rocket pod is also used to equip the Army's force of Apache attack helicopters.

The CRV-7 uses a modular warhead, fitted to a rocket motor and is launched from a streamlined pod, each of which contains 19 rockets.

The weapons are launched in a preprogrammed ripple at targets sighted visually by pilots.

Rockets can be fitted with a high explosive, semi-armour piercing warhead for attacks on unarmoured targets and a kinetic energy penetrator, which contains no explosive, for attacks on armoured targets.

The rockets have a high impact speed and can be launched up to three miles from targets.

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