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Gareth Cole
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    I’m pretty sure these were modifications of the Congreve rocket. See ‘William Hale’s “improvements in rockets”’: https://doi.org/10.1016/0734-743X(95)00031-5 (if you have access). Also some info in “Technology on the Spot: The Trials of the Congreve Rocket in India in the Early Nineteenth Century”: https://www.jstor.org/stable/41682702. Also a bit in this on pp. 98-100: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=WH3lAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Ordnance+Memoranda,+Volume+21#v=onepage&q&f=false