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Texas Red said: May 9th, 2019 08:51 PM
I've just GOTTA post this...
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OldVet said: May 9th, 2019 10:01 PM
No big boom sucks the fun right out of it.
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maxwell97 said: May 9th, 2019 11:23 PM
gasmitty said: May 9th, 2019 11:36 PM
Neglecting wind resistance, 17.6 seconds will be the time of flight, and 567 will be the velocity at impact in feet per second.
Kinetic energy = 1/2 * mass * velocity squared. Mass = F/a or in this example, 500 lb/ 32.2 ft/sec/sec =15.5 slugs (lb-sec^2/ft).
So KE = 1/2 * (15.5 lb-sec^2/ft) *(567 ft/sec)^2, or... 321,489 foot-pounds.
You were off by a factor of 6, but above 10,000 ft-lbs, in terms of the effects on the human body, it won't make an effective difference (except maybe the size of the scraps left behind).
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gasmitty said: May 9th, 2019 11:38 PM
mcp1810 said: May 10th, 2019 02:55 AM
If the motor is not a sustained burn I think I would let it free fall to terminal velocity and then kick the motor in for the terminal phase so we don't lose energy to drag in a sustained glide to the target.
But that's just me.
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Texas Red said: May 10th, 2019 07:16 AM
OldVet said: May 10th, 2019 09:52 AM
Skolnick said: May 10th, 2019 10:49 AM
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The Old Anglo said: May 10th, 2019 11:18 AM
OldChap said: May 10th, 2019 12:19 PM
The British perfected the technique of "carpet bombing" at places such as Dresden using small incendiary bombs, a technique we picked up for B-29 raids on vulnerable Japanese cities. The B-29 fire raids caused a great many more causalities than the atomic bombs. 100,000 dead and estimates of as many as 400,000 injured - in ONE NIGHT. Here is a little information on the deadliest bombing mission in history:
And here is a little bit about the B-17 in WWII.
@mcp1810 Post #22 ---> BINGO exactly how you do it. That comes at the expense of standoff range, but that is why you carry the weapon on a very quiet running Reaper at 12-15 thousand feet.
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OldChap said: May 10th, 2019 12:59 PM