ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
Vertical Wind on Tactical Rockets and Artillery Shells. Research and development technical rept.,Engebos,Bernard F. DA-1-T-061102-B-53-A1-T-061102- B-53-A-18ECOM5467projectiles, impact prediction, guided missile ranges, wind, rockets, rocket trajectories, projectile trajectories, meteorological phenomena, drift, exterior ballistics Vertical wind effects on the Honest John M50 tactical rocket and the 155 millimeter howitzer projectile are discussed. Theoretical trajectory simulations were calculated with quadrant elevations of 200, 400, and 800 mils. It was found that the vertical wind component can play a significant role on the impact points of an Honest John fired at a low angle and a 155 howitzer fired at a high angle. With the aid of vertical wind measurements, more accurate impact points could be obtained.