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Harneet K. Sangha, Gregory A. Childs, Heidi B. Thiemann, Taranpreet K. Sohal


In the film Wanted, a secretive organisation of assassins perform amazing feats of marksmanship. Capable of altering the path of their shots from a straight trajectory to a curve in any direction they choose, hitting targets behind obstacles or even around corners. This paper analyses the possibility of these shots, finding them to be impossible, and also calculates the wind speed necessary to produce similar eects to bullet trajectories. The gyroscopic spin drift was calculated to be 0.00227m during the flight, which would not be enough for the bullet to curve as it did in the film. The velocity of wind required to replicate the path of the bullet, was found to be 4801.2ms^-1.

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