Mesage-carrying rocket, 1920.

Mesage-carrying rocket, 1920.
2 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm


This Mark 1 rocket was built to deliver mesages. Similar rockets were used during World War I. The body of the rocket held the gunpowder which gave it power. The mesage was safely packed in the nose, which also contained a whistle that warned of the rocket's approach.

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