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Muzzle velocity

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Muzzle velocity is the speed of a projectile at the moment it leaves the muzzle of a gun. [1]

33 relations: Action (firearms), Artillery, Atmosphere (unit), Atmospheric pressure, Cannon, Firearm, Gas-operated reloading, Grain, Gun barrel, Humidity, Hypervelocity, Internal ballistics, Kinetic energy, Kinetic energy penetrator, Light-gas gun, Muzzle energy, NASA, Naval artillery, Projectile, Propellant, Railgun, Rugby ball, Sandia National Laboratories, Small arms, Speed of sound, Tank, Temperature, United States Army, Wind speed, .204 Ruger, .22 Long Rifle, .220 Swift, .50 BMG.

Action (firearms)

In firearms terminology, an action is the mechanism that handles the ammunition (loads, locks, fires, extracts and ejects) or the method by which that mechanism works.

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Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

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Atmosphere (unit)

The standard atmosphere (symbol: atm) is a unit of pressure defined as.

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Atmospheric pressure

Atmospheric pressure, sometimes also called barometric pressure, is the pressure within the atmosphere of Earth (or that of another planet).

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A cannon (plural: cannon or cannons) is a type of gun classified as artillery that launches a projectile using propellant.

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A firearm is a portable gun (a barreled ranged weapon) that inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion (deflagration) of propellant within an ammunition cartridge.

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Gas-operated reloading

Gas-operation is a system of operation used to provide energy to operate autoloading firearms.

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A grain is a small, hard, dry seed, with or without an attached hull or fruit layer, harvested for human or animal consumption.

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Gun barrel

A gun barrel is a crucial part of gun-type ranged weapons such as small firearms, artillery pieces and air guns.

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Humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air.

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Hypervelocity is very high velocity, approximately over 3,000 meters per second (6,700 mph, 11,000 km/h, 10,000 ft/s, or Mach 8.8).

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Internal ballistics

Internal ballistics (also interior ballistics), a subfield of ballistics, is the study of the propulsion of a projectile.

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Kinetic energy

In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion.

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Kinetic energy penetrator

A kinetic energy penetrator (KEP, KE weapon, long-rod penetrator or LRP) is a type of ammunition designed to penetrate vehicle armour.

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Light-gas gun

The light-gas gun is an apparatus for physics experiments, a highly specialized gun designed to generate very high velocities.

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Muzzle energy

Muzzle energy is the kinetic energy of a bullet as it is expelled from the muzzle of a firearm.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Naval artillery

Naval artillery is artillery mounted on a warship, originally used only for naval warfare, later also for naval gunfire support against targets on land, and for anti-aircraft use.

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A projectile is any object thrown into space (empty or not) by the exertion of a force.

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A propellant or propellent is a chemical substance used in the production of energy or pressurized gas that is subsequently used to create movement of a fluid or to generate propulsion of a vehicle, projectile, or other object.

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A railgun is a device that uses electromagnetic force to launch high velocity projectiles, by means of a sliding armature that is accelerated along a pair of conductive rails.

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Rugby ball

A rugby ball is an elongated ellipsoidal ball used in rugby football.

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Sandia National Laboratories

The Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), managed and operated by the National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International), is one of three National Nuclear Security Administration research and development laboratories.

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Small arms

Small arms include handguns (revolvers and pistols) and long guns, such as rifles, carbines, shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, personal defense weapons, and light machine guns.

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Speed of sound

The speed of sound is the distance travelled per unit time by a sound wave as it propagates through an elastic medium.

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A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.

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Temperature is a physical quantity expressing hot and cold.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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Wind speed

Wind speed, or wind flow velocity, is a fundamental atmospheric quantity.

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.204 Ruger

The.204 Ruger is a centerfire rifle cartridge developed by Hornady and Ruger.

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.22 Long Rifle

The.22 Long Rifle (metric designation: 5.6×15mmR) cartridge is a long-established variety of.22 caliber rimfire ammunition, and in terms of units sold is still by far the most common ammunition in the world today.

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.220 Swift

The.220 Swift (5.56×56mmSR) is a semi-rimmed rifle cartridge developed by Winchester and introduced in 1935 for small game and varmint hunting.

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.50 BMG

The.50 Browning Machine Gun (.50 BMG, 12.7×99mm NATO and designated as the 50 Browning by the C.I.P.) is a cartridge developed for the Browning.50 caliber machine gun in the late 1910s.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muzzle_velocity

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