Nitramine Combustion Problems.
Final rept. Nov 71-Jul 72,
AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FLA
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Previous propellant development for gun ammunition was based on the nitrocellulose and nitrated plasticizer systems. These materials, while possessing high energy, also had high flame temperatures. The high flame temperatures were undesirable because of the barrel erosion problem in rapid fire weapons. The linear and cyclic nitramines have been used as the oxidizers in most of the efforts to develop these high energy low flame temperatute propellants. The major drawback to these advanced propellants has been an undesirable combustion characteristic at high pressures. The limited work which has been completed is discussed. Author
- Ammunition and Explosives