Re: Back to the F-22's cannon question.

Message posted by Lumpy on January 20, 2007 at 2:19:48 PST:

Argo wrote:
> ...So, the only way for a plane to catch bullets it fired would be if those bullets would somehow stop in midair or would start accelerating in the opposite direction...

Darn it, now you've got me wondering again..;-)

Does the speed of the bullet, relative to the speed of the vehicle, remain constant regardless of the ballistic speed? ie bullet at 1000fps, vehicle at 60mph...When the bullet loses all it's ballistic energy from the gun, is it still traveling at 60mph? Surely air resistance (at least) would cause it to slow to less than 60 mph.

And none of that takes into account the movement of the
bullet due to gravity which may or may not take it in or out of the vector of the vehicle.

We should mount phasers on those F-22's. Then we wouldn't have to worry about bullets.


In Reply to: Re: Back to the F-22's cannon question. posted by Argo on January 18, 2007 at 14:52:07 PST:


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