Ballistite


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ballistite

(bəˈlɪstaɪt)
n
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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Ballistite was the first commercially viable "double-base" powder and was produced in 1889 at the Nobel factory in Ardeer, Scotland.
Two variants, the Polish PMK-DGN-60 and Yugoslavian M70B1/AB2 have gas cutoffs to permit firing rifle grenades with ballistite (blank) cartridges.
Two variants, the Polish PMK-DGN-60 and Yugoslav M70B1/AB2 have gas cutoffs to permit firing rifle grenades with ballistite (blank) cartridges.