If a plane is flying at a constant speed at some altitude like 5-6 km and it releases a bomb:
- does the bomb move forward at the same horizontal speed as the airplane?
- or does its horizontal speed decrease due to drag and no thrust to push it forward?
- or does it outrun the airplane because it's more aerodynamic than the airplane and the gravity is adding to its horizontal speed?
- or does it depend on the bomb? If so, what would be the typical scenario?
I looked at a demonstration on Wolfram Alpha (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/TrajectoryOfABomb/ - requires a plugin) and it looks like the bomb moves forward at the exact same speed as the plane, and I don't know if that's accurate.