muzzle velocity


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muzzle velocity

The velocity of a projectile with respect to the muzzle at the instant the projectile leaves the weapon. The muzzle velocity of a bullet fired from an aircraft is unaffected by the speed of the aircraft (e.g., a bullet fired backward from a tail gun has the same muzzle velocity as if fired forward).
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85x49 XL1E1--this round used a rimless, bottlenecked case 49mm long containing a 55-grain FMJ Spitzer bullet with a rated muzzle velocity of 3115 fps.
Its four-gram (62 grains) projectile has a muzzle velocity of 930 m/sec and a standard deviation of less than 25 mm.
5-grain charge of Cordite for a muzzle velocity of 2050 fps.
A four-piece composite sabot like that used on standard tank rounds seals the gun tube to capture the pressure from burning launch propellants and increase muzzle velocity, then breaks away in flight.
60 Length [mm]: 943 Barrel length [mm]: 415 Rate of fire [rds/min]: 850 to 900 Muzzle velocity [m/s]: AK-107:900 Max effective range [m]: 400
To keep cartridge volume to a minimum, muzzle velocity might have to be limited to perhaps 2,900-2,950 feet per second, but this should still be fast enough to produce exceptional performance from the proposed round.
5-grain pellet of compressed blackpowder surrounded by granular powder to produce a muzzle velocity of 1610 fps
Taccad said, The artillery system (will be) equipped with fire control computers, muzzle velocity radars, inertial navigation and target acquisition systems.
The 20-grain Varmint HV Plastic Tip and Super-X 20-grain JI-IP loads are recording a muzzle velocity of 3,000 fps (by comparison, the 17-grain .
Blind Side has a stated muzzle velocity of 1,400 feet per second.
56mm NATO round with 55-grain polymer-tipped bullet with a muzzle velocity of 3,240 fps.