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The Gyrojet Carbine Tiny Rocket Shooter That Just Never Caught On

Ever seen a carbine that shoots miniature rockets?

Well, that is exactly what the Gyrojet Carbine did.

Ian from Forgotten Weapons tells us all about the ultra odd Gyrojet Carbine.

Made for the future, the whole array of Gyrojet rocket weapon systems just never made the cut.

How does a carbine that actually shoots tiny rockets sound? Well this Gyrojet Carbine did just that, but never made it big with the military or civilian market. Among many problems that the Gyrojet series weapons had was the initial low velocity and power at short ranges. It takes distance for a true rocket to gain speed and momentum as opposed to a conventional bullet which has the most power at the weapon’s muzzle.

While this creation was a now obscure weapons failure it indeed was an attempt to further modernize firearms for the future.

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The Gyrojet Carbine Tiny Rocket Shooter That Just Never Caught On