Gwapo O.

asked • 09/30/18

Formula that predicts the location of moving enemy

A rocket that explodes not on impact, but explodes on a timer will be shot from myself to the enemy. The timer can only be inputted at the start of the shot. The rocket can only go straight and has a speed of 1500m/s . The enemy is moving away from me in a straight line at a speed of 400m/s. The distance between myself and my enemy is 5000m. I need a formula that predicts the precise time until the rocket should explode so that it will explode directly on my enemy's location.

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Arturo O. answered • 09/30/18

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Gwapo O.

Could you also mention just in case if target were moving at an angle either going nearer or further away from me, what the changes to the formula would be. Thank you.


Arturo O.

I suggest that you post a new problem with specific conditions.


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