Accession Number:

ADA317305

Title:

Wind Drift of Projectiles: A Ballistics Tutorial.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Projectile trajectories are altered in the presence of wind. This treatise discusses the lateral displacement of a projectile by a wind blowing at right angles to the direction of aim and explains the reasons for the same. The effect of bullet shape and muzzle velocity upon the trajectory and the resulting wind drift is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE