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a smokeless rocket propellant composed of roughly equal proportions of the explosives nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine
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Noun1.Ballistite - an explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
pyrocellulose - nitrocellulose containing less nitrogen than guncotton; used in making smokeless powder
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56mm Ballistite / Line Thrower Blank Round, FY 18/19 14,000, FY 19/20 12,000, FY 20/21 12,000.
He invented dynamite, and ballistite, among other things, and he was a great entrepreneur.
In 1888 Alfred Nobel, who'd used nitroglycerin to develop dynamite a dozen years earlier, patented a process using nitroglycerin to help gelatinize nitrocellulose, and his Ballistite became the first "double-based" gun powder.