BigJon wrote:Huh? Artillery men calculating gravity against relatively immobile targets is in no way analogous to an unguided anti-aircraft missile. Your analogy sucks, as do box formations . . .
Cannonballs were fired from the pitching decks of moving woodens ships towards the pitching hulls of moving wooden ships some distance away. The calculations made by artillerymen would not be unlike the calculations made by pilots who launch unguided missiles towards moving objects. The speeds would be different, and aircraft can move in three dimensions as opposed to (more or less) only two, but then again, calculators and computers exist to aid in those calculations, which were not available to the artillery crews aboard Napoleonic era sailing ships.
Not to mention that a cannonball requires a direct hit, a nuclear weapon does not.