And, it has been my impression also that the Bell X1 was a 50 caliber ogive,
another from ballistics. When you have no good model, guess good!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Albaugh, Neil" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <Nt788@aol.com>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:15 PM
Subject: RE: wisdom or not wisdom
> Sometimes there just isn't enough time or resources to determine an
> "optimim" aerodynamic shape.
> Long ago I read somewhere (Walter Dornberger, Ley, or Von Braun ?) ,that
> German aerodynamicists at Peenemunde worked feverishly on the problem of
> what shape their new V-2 rocket should have. Finally, since little
> experimental data existed for the behavior of different shapes at this
> number, they decided to simply copy the shape of their standard-issue 8mm
> rifle bullet for the missile.
> Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
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