How do bullets fly?
Author: Ruprecht Nennstiel, Pfingstbornstr.33, D 65207 Wiesbaden,
This document attempts to explain the basics of the complicated subject
of bullet motion through the atmosphere without using neither formulas
nor mathematical derivations, but expecting familiarity with the way of
physical thinking. It also includes new experimental observations of bullets
fired from small arms, both at close and long ranges. Numerous illustrations
are included and can be viewed via links
to promote further understanding. This article is also thought as an introduction
for all types of readers (hunters, sportsmen, ballisticians, forensic scientists),
interested in the "mysteries" of the exterior ballistics of bullets, fired
from small arms.
document can also be downloaded and be read offline (some ziping
software is required!).
Yawing motion of handgun bullets
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Last Update of this document: 01.01.1999
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