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Naval Gun Propellants

Naval Gun Propellants
Naval gun propellants, past and present. Sixteen-inch guns on the battleship New Jersey spew the smoke and flame characteristic of carbon-rich propellants (Persian Gulf, 1989). (Inset) Today's naval guns, like this five-inch gun on a destroyer, may undergo less wear through the addition of high-nitrogen energetic materials to propellants.

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