[TowerTalk] Launching LEAD

Bob Kmak bkmak@airmail.net
Thu, 21 May 1998 11:56:43 -0500

At 12:04 PM 5/21/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Where do bullets go when they come down?  I saw the Desert Storm tv
>coverage with Saddam's "hail of lead" shooting up at the incoming planes
>and wondered where the lead was coming down.  What's say, egginneers?

  Well, they come back down to the ground--at approximately the same
velocity they had when leaving the gun barrel. That's why people (and kids)
here in Dallas get 'shot' just about every July 4th, often while sleeping
in bed.



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