Behavior of Gun Propellant to Ignitions of Different Intensities
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER CHEMISCH-TECHNISCHEUNTERSUCHGEN SWISTTAL-HEMERZHEIM (GERMANY F R)
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In the case of large calibre ammunition, for example 105 mm and 120 mm, a uniform and accurate ignition of the propelling charge is of great importance. A poor ignition may not only lead to a spread of the ballistic data e.g. initial velocity of the projectile the gas pressure inside the barrel may become so high, that the strength of the barrel-material may be exceeded and hence the gun can be totally destroyed, even fatal casualties may happen. It is known by experience, that different gun propellants react in different manner to poor ignition. Therefore it is desirable to have a small scale test at ones disposal which can be performed in the laboratory by means of which it can be checked which gun propellant responds in a dangerous manner to a poor ignition.
- Ammunition and Explosives