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Tipu Sultan was the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. He launched rockets against the oncoming British forces and their allies during their 1792 and 1799 Siege of Srirangapatna. He is considered a pioneer in rocketry warfare. His refinements in rocket construction including a iron tube increased the rocket’s flight distance to nearly 2Km. He also adorned the rocket with blades and spears making them terrifying tools of war.