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  Ballistite
Ballistite is a double-base powder used as a rocket propellant.
Ballistite burns progressively, but at a rate dependent upon the composition and physical characteristics of the powder grain, the temperature of the powder grain before ignition, and the pressure during reaction.
Basically, solid propellant charges, such as Ballistite, may be grouped under one of two types- restricted-burning and unrestricted burning.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin.
The claim was lost because the words "of the well-known soluble kind" in his patent were taken to mean soluble collodion, and to specifically exclude the water-insoluble guncotton.
Ballistite is still manufactured as a solid fuel rocket propellant, although the less volatile but chemically similar diphenylamine is used instead of camphor.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Ballistite   (647 words)

  
 Double Base Solid Propellants
In the USSR after World War II, 0.5 ton, 300-400mm rocket motor charges of double-base ballistite were produced for various rockets and missiles.
In 1959 the NII-125 (now NPO Soyuz of Liouberetsky) suggested to build ballistite charges of 4 to 5 tons, 1 meter in diameter and 5 to 6 meters long.
Korolev then begin to study the RT-1/8K95 predecessor of the RT-2/8K98 ICBM (alias SS-13 Savage) with 4 X 800mm charges of ballistite as the first stage.
www.astronautix.com /articles/doulants.htm   (1605 words)

  
  Ballistite Information
Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin.
The claim was lost because the words "of the well-known soluble kind" in his patent were taken to mean soluble collodion, and to specifically exclude the water-insoluble guncotton.
Ballistite is still manufactured as a solid fuel rocket propellant, although the less volatile but chemically similar diphenylamine is used instead of camphor.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Ballistite   (637 words)

  
 Cordite - FirearmWiki
In 1887, Alfred Nobel invented a similar propellant explosive called ballistite, which was composed of 10% camphor, 45% nitroglycerin and 45% collodion.
Nobel sued Abel and Dewer over patent infringement, eventually getting to the House of Lords in 1895, but lost because the words "of the well-known soluble kind" in his patent were taken to mean the soluble collodion and hence specifically excluded the insoluble guncotton.
Cordite MD Cordite, ballistite and Poudre B continued to be used in different armed forces for many years, but cordite gradually became predominant.
www.firearmwiki.com /mw/index.php?title=Cordite   (637 words)

  
 Alfred Nobel - MSN Encarta
In 1867 Nobel achieved his goal; by using an organic packing material to reduce the volatility of the nitroglycerin, he produced what he called dynamite.
He later produced ballistite, one of the first smokeless powders.
At the time of his death he controlled factories for the manufacture of explosives in many parts of the world.
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 Cordite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1887, Alfred Nobel invented a similar propellant explosive called Ballistite, which was composed of 10% Camphor, 45% nitroglycerin and 45% collodion.
Nobel sued Abel and Dewer over patent infringement, eventually getting to the House of Lords in 1895, but lost because the words "of the well-known soluble kind" in his patent were taken to mean the soluble collodion and hence specifically excluded the insoluble guncotton.
Cordite, ballistite and Poudre B continued to be used in different armed forces for many years, but cordite gradually became predominant.
www.ufaqs.com /wiki/en/co/Cordite.htm   (617 words)

  
 Combined Rifle/Hand Grenades.
Grenades that need to be launched by a blank or ballistite cartridge may still be encountered, particularly for riot munitions where live rounds traveling down range is undesirable.
When using a ballistite fired grenade many modern rifles require the gas port of the barrel to be closed before firing which necessitates that the bolt be manually operated.
Being able to launch the round with a standard ball round rather than a ballistite cartridge would be desireable and it is possible that an EFP warhead could be used.
www.angelfire.com /art/enchanter/RifleHandgrenades.html   (1845 words)

  
 Nobel, Alfred Bernhard. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1866 he perfected a combination of nitroglycerine and kieselguhr, a diatomaceous earth, to which he gave the name dynamite.
His other inventions include an explosive gelatin more powerful than dynamite and the smokeless powder Ballistite.
Nobel, who inclined toward pacifism, had long had reservations about his family’s industry, and he developed strong misgivings about the potential uses of his own invention.
www.bartleby.com /65/no/Nobel-Al.html   (249 words)

  
 Solid Fuel Rockets- Fuel Types
The two are functionally identical and their key difference (besides warhead and guidance system) is their propellants- Ballistite for the Milan and Cordite for the AT-4.
The percentages above in Ballistite and Cordite are somewhat strange, but this is due to the differeing masses.
With the data above, it might also be possible to use an empirical formual to determine the exact reaction in the formula.
www.sover.net /~sbjohn/chemistry/chemx/fuels.html   (605 words)

  
 Testing captured weapons in Rhodesia
The ballistite cartridge launched the weapon, and the grenade went down-range for about 30 to 50 metres.
I picked up the weapon as shown, fitted the grenade to the muzzle, cocked the action and inserted the ballistite cartridge; then after placing the FN to my shoulder as I had seen the previous firer do, I operated the trigger...
I was told later there were two types of ballistite cartridges, one for short range (which my Rhodesian host had fired from his shoulder), and the other cartridge was for long range.
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 The invention of Smokeless Powde
In 1887 Alfred Nobel obtains a patent for Ballistite in France.
In 1896 the hot Ballistite is replaced by the Italians with the far less erosive Solenite.
Ballistite would remain for special loads such as blanks.
home.versatel.nl /j.vangelderen/appendix/powders.htm   (911 words)

  
 Nobelium
He was the first to find a way to safely handle nitroglycerin, by mixing it with an organic packing material.
Ballistite was one of the first smokeless powers, important in the development of firearms.
Alfred Nobel was also a shrewd businessman, creating multiple factories to produce explosives for use in both peacetime (for mining) and wartime (bombs, artillery).
www.carondelet.pvt.k12.ca.us /Moles/NobelD.O..htm   (667 words)

  
 French Rifle Grenades
They function as BTU grenades only if used on a 5.56mm NATO-firing weapon; on other weapons, a ballistite cartridge is required.
These weapons are the standard short-range antiarmor weapon of French troops, and their 58mm warheads pack a decent punch.
It is fired using a special ballistite cartridge (provided in the case of grenades).
www.pmulcahy.com /rifle_grenades/french_rg.htm   (117 words)

  
 Alfred Nobel - Timeline
Obtains patent for blasting powder "ballistite" in France.
Alfred Nobel leaves Paris and settles in San Remo, Italy after dispute with the French government over ballistite.
Alfred Nobel hires Ragnar Sohlman whom he later named executor of his will and testament.
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 SHOOTING THE 6
The cartridge was initially loaded with a double base propellant that was licensed from Dynamit Nobel called Ballistite.
Ballistite had a very high percentage of nitroglycerine and it was found early on that the high flame temperature of the Ballistite caused excessive throat erosion.
The Ballistite also showed problems with propellant stability at temperature extremes, which was unacceptable for a military applications.
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 Alfred Nobel information - Search.com
Gelignite, or Blasting gelatin as it was called, was patented in 1876, and was followed by a host of similar combinations, modified by the addition of potassium nitrate, wood-pulp and various other substances.
Some years later Nobel produced ballistite, one of the earliest of the nitroglycerin smokeless gunpowders, containing in its latest forms about equal parts of gun-cotton and nitroglycerin.
This powder was a precursor of cordite, and Nobel's claim that his patent covered the latter was the occasion of vigorously contested law-suits between him and the United Kingdom.
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 Quotes of the Day for 21 October 2004 - Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The son of an inventor, he was intrigued by the discovery of the explosive but unstable compound nitroglycerine, and worked to make it practical.
First he invented the blasting cap in 1865, then Dynamite in 1867, and Ballistite (for artillery) in 1887.
In 1888 his brother Ludwig died at Cannes, France and the newspaper thought it was the wealthy explosives manufacturer, running the headline "The merchant of death is dead".
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 explosive: Development of Nondetonating Explosives — FactMonster.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
B and was made from nitrocotton and ether-alcohol.
In Ballistite two of the most powerful explosives known at the time were united; it is made from nitrocotton (with a low nitrogen content) gelatinized by nitroglycerin.
Another smokeless powder, cordite, was invented by Sir Frederick Augustus Abel and Sir James Dewar in 1889; it contained a highly nitrated guncotton and nitroglycerin blended by means of acetone.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/sci/A0858067.html   (257 words)

  
 Junior Science - Research Assignment
This was followed by his invention of a form of blasting gelatine called ballistite, made from a mixture of nitroglycerine and nitrocellulose.
However, the blasting gelatine called ballistite that he invented was smokeless.
Hence, it was used by the military as a smokeless explosive which would not give away an artilleryman's position to the enemy, and would reduce the fouling of rifle barrels.
qldscienceteachers.tripod.com /junior/intro/research.html   (524 words)

  
 The invention of Smokeless Powde
Double base smokeless powders are still in use for small arms but not as much as the single base powders.
In 1896 the hot Ballistite is replaced by the Italians with the far less erosive Solenite.
Ballistite would remain for special loads such as blanks.
home.kpnplanet.nl /~j.van.gelderen5@kpnplanet.nl/appendix/powders.htm   (911 words)

  
 Solid propellants of the composite type, containing separate fuel (or reducer, chemically) and oxidiser (in a separate ...
Although there have been centuries of experiments with fl powder rocket, and several investigators used smokeless powder and Ballistite in rockets between about 1918 and 1939, none of these rockets had the thrust and duration required for the aircraft "super-performance" applications.
Investigations of motors using Ballistite also proved negative, mainly because of its ambient temperature sensitivity (variation of its rate of burning and thrust with ambient temperature).
Thus, the spring of 1942 was one of desperation for those concerned with development of a reliable solid propellant JATO unit.
www.k-makris.gr /RocketTechnology/SolidRocketPropelants/CompositeSolProp.htm   (6133 words)

  
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Few realize that it was an "improvement" on Ascanio Sobrero, an Italian chemist's invention of Nitroglycerine, to a more stable Dynamite that made Alfred Nobel rich and famous.
Dynamite became a revolutionary invention which speeded up the drilling of tunnels, the building of canals and many other forms of great construction works in the 19th century.
in 1887, Nobel introduced another revolutionary invention called ballistite, an explosive for mining which was eventually applied to military ammunition.
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 Ministry of Supply Factory, Dalbeattie - World War II Cordite Works - Incorporation Expense Magazines
When it was realised that the NMH were in fact Incorporation Houses, where the Modified Ballistite Paste from 'Wet Mix' at the Burette Houses was mixed thoroughly with additives into Cordite Dough, the bays had to be either for raw paste or the finished Cordite Dough.
The term 'Ballistite' technically refers to a mix of 10% camphor, 45% nitroglycerine and 45% nitrocellulose, invented by Alfred Nobel.
It is guessed that the Modified Ballistite arrived from 'Wet Mix' (Burette Houses) in canvas sacks lined with a waterproof material such as rubber or gutta-percha, plastic not being available at that date.
www.dalbeattie.com /ministryofsupplyfactorydalbeattie/incexp.html   (648 words)

  
 cordite@Everything2.com
Cordite is a form of smokeless explosive propellant, invented by the British scientists Sir Frederick Abel, and Sir James Dewar in 1891, as an improvement over Alfred Nobel's Ballistite.
The problem with Ballistite, and other explosives used at the time, was that they tended to become unstable over time.
Now, this composition is rather similar to Ballistite, and as a result Nobel tried to sue for patent infringement.
everything2.com /index.pl?node=cordite   (724 words)

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