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koivis
06-17-2004, 06:41 AM
Is this possible in game:
Two planes, coming head-on 400 km/h, the other fires an MK 108
Velocity = 505 m/s + plane 1's speed + plane 2's speed = way over 800 m/s!

I think this is a very big leap in destructive power but is it modelled in game?

koivis
06-17-2004, 06:41 AM
Is this possible in game:
Two planes, coming head-on 400 km/h, the other fires an MK 108
Velocity = 505 m/s + plane 1's speed + plane 2's speed = way over 800 m/s!

I think this is a very big leap in destructive power but is it modelled in game?

VW-IceFire
06-17-2004, 02:45 PM
Yes I believe it is...that and striking a target from an oblique angle does more damage than hitting from a dead six position.

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WWMaxGunz
06-17-2004, 07:31 PM
Relative velocity 800 kph = 800,000 meters per hour.
800,000 meters per hour / 3600 seconds per hour = 222.2... meters per second.
505 + 222 = how much over 800?

Relative velocity at 800 kph just over doubles the KE of the shell, at muzzle.
With range the speed and KE drop off.
The KE of a Mk108 MG shell is a bunch less than 1/2 of the total power.
The big bang is of course the explosive content.

Neal

koivis
06-18-2004, 01:41 AM
It's a typo, I meant 600 km/h

rpkiller
06-19-2004, 06:15 AM
Nice recovery http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif