Its range—or perhaps we had better say its muzzle velocity—is of almost equal importance.
Neither in muzzle energy, muzzle velocity, nor consequently in range was it any match for the French weapon.
The muzzle velocity of this weapon is 2350 feet a second as against the 1800 feet of the older pattern.
The torpedo has within it an eight-inch gun, capable of exploding a shell with a muzzle velocity of about 1,000 feet a second.
The muzzle velocity has been calculated to be 1,968 ft. per second.
The muzzle velocity to be used for the first shot will be marked in a similar manner as directed by the range officer.
In the course of this test from a machine rest, Mr. Simmons, did you also attempt to determine the muzzle velocity?
The bar is set with the index at zero, and the trammel is set at the muzzle velocity used in the computation for the shot.
I remember that my business is going to the dogs at a muzzle velocity of about five thousand feet a second.
The pointer now indicates the muzzle velocity to be used in computing the next shot.