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  •  The rockets of Ft. McHenry were British tech. (1+ / 0-)
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    But they stole it from India. Indians fighting against the British knew about rocket tech for some time. They used to pack it into bamboo tubes with long sticks attached for guidance. Mostly used to frighten the enemy. After a while they switched to metal and instead of sticks attached old sword blades. Inevitably when the rocket fuel expired the weapon would begin to tumble. So what was once a rocket is now a tumbling, large, edged weapon coming at you. Watch out!

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