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Bullet design question

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Hello Everyone:

I am aware an aerodynamic principle which used to be applied to jets to help them go supersonic. It was called the area rule and it was applied to the design of many fighters of the 1950s and 1960s. I was wondering if this was ever applied to bullet/artillery shell design or considered for such designs since, obviously, bullets go supersonic too. I suppose it's not practical in the case of bullets.

Just wondering. I'm not an aerodynamicist so please pardon me if this sounds like a totally dumb question. I just thought if you were to have slightly wasp-waisted bullets that go supersonic more efficiently, then maybe you'd get more range.

I'm not on drugs! Just been on the road too much this weekend.

 

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The Area Rule deals with wing design for efficient drag. Bullets have no wings.

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It is relevant though. Didja watch the smartereveryday about it?

 

 

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