# What is the effect on the speed of a fighter plane chasing an another when it opens fire?what happen to the speed of pursued plane when it returns the fire?

Question asked by: Dawar Butt

Asked on: 20 Apr 2009

Every action is followed by an equal and opposite reaction.

Therefore if a fighter plane opens fire and the missiles speed forward, there is a backward force on the plane that fires that pushes it back slightly.

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Replied at: 26 Apr 2009

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