Hydra 70 Rocket – Teaching an old dog new tricks

The Hydra 70 Folding Fin  Rocket (FFR) is a family of unguided rockets offering a variety of warhead and fuzing configurations, from smoke and illumination rounds, to flechettes (hundreds of anti-personnel darts), submunition carriers, and unitary warheads. These versatile and relatively inexpensive rockets can be fired from a variety of aircraft, from attack helicopters to jet fighters to light helicopters. Hydra-70s have seen use in Afghanistan and Iraq, and they are arguably one of the world’s most widely used helicopter-launched weapon systems. The varieties of warheads speak to the versatility of this weapon and are listed below: M151: 3.95 kg … Continue reading Hydra 70 Rocket – Teaching an old dog new tricks