Accession Number:

ADA010816

Title:

On the Deflection of Projectiles Due to Rotation of the Earth

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN LAB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

An analysis of the effect of the Coriolis acceleration on the flight of projectiles fired from the surface of the Earth has been extended to include bodies fired or released from any altitude above the surface of the Earth. An equation for Coriolis deflection perpendicular to the line of fire and the general condition for zero deflection are derived. Directions of Coriolis deflections are tabulated for bodies released horizontally at altitude Y sub o.

Subject Categories:

  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE