Technoviking, on 07 December 2011 - 03:35 PM, said:
So, sighting a weapon has improved. We haven't overcome physics.
Nobody said we have "overcome" physics. However Tank gunners don't have to take out a calcualtor to figure out the angle the barrel has to be at, nor do they need to guess it. This level of UNDERSTANDING of physics is not a high level of technology.
So, its too hard for computers to calculate. Unlike the "sub-386 level computer automatically calculating the level the barrel has to be raised based on highschool level physics".
I appologise, but that's not what I said. It's guess it's too easy for me to expectr that when I say "The HVAC is HIGHER velocity. I'm pretty certain regular ACs aren't powered by rubber bands however."
That normal reading comprehension suggests that I'm comparing the HVAC to the regular AC. Not the speed of the computer being used to solve the issue.
In ant case, it doesn't matter, the only think that needs to be determined is how far will the round drop over the course
The speed of the HVAV is irrelevant inin any case. All you need to know to determine the angle of weapon is the speed of the round, the distance between the weapon and the target, relative altitudes and movements, and possibly the air density. These are all inputs that can be handled without the pilot's input. It's obvious that this information is already gathered as a target will almost invariably have distance from you when it is selected.That information isn't gathered just so you can know, 'guess' the angle you need to shoot at.
Edited by verybad, 07 December 2011 - 11:29 PM.