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Old 22 July 2015, 10:31 PM
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I don't think that's steering though, so much as having a gyroscopic mechanism to keep the pointy end pointing forwards so that they actually follow a predictable ballistic trajectory... (ideally a parabola, but atmospheric resistance would be taken into account when aiming...)

(eta) Sorry, this was a reply to jimmy101_again. I accept UEL's expertise on this stuff, even though my own knowledge is basically A-level physics... (We didn't cover the more practical aspects later on because it turns into engineering!)
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