a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
A missile that is initially guided, but then follows a ballistic (freely falling) trajectory.
A ballistic missile is a missile that follows a ballistic flightpath with the objective of delivering one or more warheads to a predetermined target. Shorter range ballistic missiles stay within the Earth's atmosphere, while longer range ones are designed to spend some of their flight time above the atmosphere and are thus considered sub-orbital.
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Any missile which does not rely upon aerodynamic surfaces to produce lift and consequently follows a ballistic trajectory when thrust is terminated. See also aerodynamic missile; guided missile.
The numerical value of ballistic missile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ballistic missile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- balistická raketaCzech
- ballistisk missilDanish
- Ballistische RaketeGerman
- misil balísticoSpanish
- ballistinen ohjusFinnish
- missile balistiqueFrench
- ballisztikus rakétaHungarian
- բալիստիկ հրթիռArmenian
- missile balisticoItalian
- ballistische raketDutch
- ballistisk missilNorwegian
- rakietowy pocisk balistycznyPolish
- míssil balísticoPortuguese
- баллистическая ракетаRussian
- ballistisk robotSwedish
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