Non Nitroglycerin-Containing Composite-Modified Double-Base Propellant.
Patent, Filed 17 Oct 83, patented 17 Nov 87,
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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The glycidyl azide polymer produced by hydrolysis of glycidyl chloride followed by reaction with sodium azide is employed in a crosslinked composite-modified double-base propellant composition both in the casting powder portion and casting solvent portion as a superior replacement for nitroglycerin in each portion as a superior replacement for nitroglycerin in each portion specified. The crosslinked composite-modified double-base propellant composition is characterized by having a greater safety in handling, reduced sensitivity to detonation, higher burning rate, higher specific impulse, and improved mechanical properties as compared with a like composition containing nitroglycerin in the casting powder and the casting solvent portions.
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