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"There's a lot of science in the field of artillery. Find out what you know!"
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When determining how to hit a target (finding a "firing solution"), the rotation of the earth is usually taken into account. This effect is called:
Rotational Inertia Effect
An illumination artillery round usually has a parachute.
What does the "quadrant elevation" of a weapon refer to?
There is no such term
Horizontal angle of the weapon barrel
Vertical angle of the weapon barrel
Altitude of the weapon
What is an artillery shell that releases gas while in flight known as?
High explosive projectile
Base bleed projectile
White phosporous round
An artillery shell that releases gas does so because it gives it the following advantage:
It increases spin
It reduces drag
It decreases its mass
It increases its stability
The highest point of an artillery shell's trajectory is known as the:
Typically when determining how to hit a target, there are two firing solutions possible. These two solutions are called:
Up and Down
Left and Right
High and Low
Near and Far
Brilliant artillery scientist Gerald Bull worked for the Iraqi military on artillery projects. What country does Bull hail from?
Gerald Bull hoped to develop an artillery gun that would:
Self destruct if necessary
Fire satellites into orbit
Fire particles into clouds to cause rainfall
Fire canisters of food to inaccessible starving populations
Artillery specialist Gerald Bull died in 1990. What was the cause of death?
He committed suicide
He was assassinated
Accident on an artillery range
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