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If a missile was fired from Point A (on the equator) to Point B (a target on the same longitude due north of Point A but south of the north pole, does the missile need to be aimed to a point east of the target to compensate for the earth's rotation from west to east? What if Point A was in the southern hemisphere and point B was in the northern hemisphere both on the same longitude and equidistant from the equator? Does there need to be any compensation for rotation? I think we need to assume that there is no air friction as we would in theoretical physics.
Re: Does the earth's rotation affect the trajectory of a missile?
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