Accession Number:

ADA026973

Title:

Shock Gel Process for Small Arms Gun Propellant

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1974-Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

HERCULES INC CUMBERLAND MD ALLEGANY BALLISTICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

A program was conducted to develop the shock gel process for the manufacture of small arms gun propellants. A 3-5 lbhr facility to demonstrate the continuous manufacture of 13.4 N nitrocellulose, shock gel gun propellant was designed and operated. Overall operation of the demonstration plant was generally satisfactory. Additional studies to simplify and improve the operation of the continuous leaching process were recommended. The manufacture of shock gel gun propellant utilizing syrups with high nitrocellulose concentration 15 NC was demonstrated. The resulting propellant had high absolute and gravimetric loading densities. This propellant, deterrent coated with 5 DBP, exceeded the velocity of reference ammunition at chamber pressures below 50,000 psi.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE