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How does the launch altitude alter the range of a missile?

  1. Jul 30, 2011 #1
    Let's say, a missile fired from ground level is limited in range by aerodynamic and drag factors upto 3 kms. So how would that range be altered if the missile is fired from an altitude of 5 kms above mean sea level? What are the factors we need to take into consideration to calculate its range in this case?
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2011 #2
    You need to be more specific about the parameters constituent of the proposed circumstance you describe. As it stands, the information you have given is subject to a varying number of assumptions in more than a few places. The main problem, being how you worded your first sentence.
     
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