The cartridge had a pointed, spitzer-style, cupro-nickel-jacketed bullet of 174 grains with a 37-grain Cordite
charge and would remain basically unmodified up until the demise of the Lee-Enfield in the service.
In another remark made in the course of his Cordite
interview Kinsella declares, "Language is a thing in itself.
It was soon discovered that the high burning temperature of Cordite
quickly eroded the rounded Metford rifling, which led to the adoption of square-cut rifling designed at RSAF that increased barrel life.
Every week it was contracted to manufacturer 25,000,000 rifle cartridges; 300,000 revolver cartridges; 500,000 cartridge clips, 110,000 18-pounder brass cases and 300 tons of cordite
The girls worked all day long with highly explosive materials, TNT and cordite
among them, the explosive powder to fill the shells and bombs came sealed in cloth bags which were discarded afterwards.
was made by extruding a mixture of nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin dissolved in acetone through small holes.
As co-presenter Hazel Irvine said when the molten Olympic rings were raised into the air, raining fake ore down on TV cameras: "There's a smell of cordite
in this stadium.
Cor blimey, there's a real nip in the dark nights now, and as the icy cordite
air of last weekend settles it's time to dust off the big, fat reds and pour yourself a glass - it's good for the blood don't you know.
The "phoney war" of warm-up matches, as England manager Martin Johnson described it, is over and Lawes is desperate for a whiff of Rugby World Cup cordite
The burning was the small of cordite
from the fantastic firework display and the car alarm had be inadvertently triggered by the noise of the fireworks.
That was a nice article by Steve Gash (December '08), but there were some omissions, We are led to believe the Mk VII cordite
round followed the Mk I black powder round.
Out in the foyer in this beautiful hotel was like in a fog with all the smoke and cordite
and an inch of water over the beautiful marble.