ballistic wind


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ballistic wind

[bə′lis·tik ′wind]
(mechanics)
That constant wind which would produce the same effect upon the trajectory of a projectile as the actual wind encountered in flight.

ballistic wind

That constant wind that would have the same effect upon the trajectory of a bomb or projectile as the wind encountered in flight. It is the sum total of winds at various levels during the flight of the bomb or missile.