nitrocellulose propellant

nitrocellulose propellant

[¦nī·trō′sel·yə‚lōs prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A single-base propellant whose main constituent is nitrocellulose, with only minor percentages of additives for stabilizing and other purposes.
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A ball check valve released the super-heated air to come in contact with and ignite the nitrocellulose propellant attached to the base of the 29-grain lead bullet.
One major variation did emerge in 1916, however, when a Mk VIIz, loaded with flake nitrocellulose propellant, was approved for machine gun use.
Nitrocellulose propellant composition containing Al[H.sub.3] was proposed in 1970s in USA [2].
Nitrocellulose propellants, Explosive D and fuzing extended naval gunfire's range and effects.
To avoid the destruction that could occur from the self-ignition of this propellant, the Department of Defense (DOD) bas established a program for testing ammunition stocks to determine the thermal stability of the nitrocellulose propellants they contain.