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Missiles breaking the sound barrier
Posts: 2
December 20, 2017 - 4:30 am


Hello all,

As the title says I would like to hear your opinions about sound barrier and missiles.

I’ve read that German V-2 missile broke the sound barrier as early as 1942.

Is it possible that a normal air-to-air missile (AIM-120, AIM-7, AIM-9) or an SAM missile (Hawk, Patriot, S-300) can break the sound barrier and a person on the ground could hear that as well?

I didn’t find the right solution from the internet.

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December 20, 2017 - 3:45 pm

W, Velocity, mass, altitude. If there are enough of all of those variable within the correct ratios.

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