Bomb trajectories vs Wile Coyote - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 03.02.10 | 02:05 (IST)

    It appears some do not understand that bombs follow a trajectory after release. We have all seen the cartoons where Wile Coyote runs off a cliff, stands still in the air, looks down, looks shocked, and then plummets straight down. Bombs dropped from airplanes do not do this. The law of conservation of momentum applies to bombs dropped from moving airplanes. Depending upon a number of factors, including the drag coefficient and ballistic coefficient, a bomb will continue to follow the path of the airplane while accelerating downward in an arc until impact. Thus a bomb dropped low enough and/or fast enough may actually impact the target at a low rather than high angle.

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