Ballistic Evaluation of M30 Propellant Containing Nitroguanidine Derived from Urea/Ammonium Nitrate Process
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB
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This study was conducted to determine if nitroguanidine converted from guanidine nitrate produced by the ureaammonium nitract UAN process would meet military specifications and would be ballistically acceptable in M30 triple-base propellants. M30 triple-base propellant lots were manufactured utilizing nitroguanidine prepared from guanidine nitrate produced by the urea ammonium nitrate UAN process. Ballistic and other test results indicated there was no significant difference between M30 propellant containing UAN prepared nitroguanidine and the standard British aqueous fusion BAF process nitroguanidine.
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