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Posted 2/11/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
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Korean War
Loading 5-inch HVARs (High Velocity Aircraft Rocket) for a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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USAF fighter-bombers used the High Velocity Aircraft Rocket (HVAR) to knock out communist tanks, trains and bunkers. Developed by the U.S. Navy in World War II, the HVAR's warhead carried a deadly load of TNT that sped to the target at 1,360 feet per second.

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