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What is cordite?

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Answered 2013-04-11 11:48:58

A mix of nitrocellulose and nitrogylcerine, usually extruded in sticks, and used as a propellant (gunpowder) in firearms and cannon.

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What is cordite used for in weapons?

cordite is a type of smokeless gunpowder. basically cellulose nitrate.

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How was Cordite used in the Civil War?

The invention of cordite did not occur until 1889. It was also invented in the United Kingdom. It was not used during the Civil War.

What has the author M R Bowditch written?

M. R. Bowditch has written: ''Cordite-Poole'' -- subject(s): Royal Naval Cordite Factory

What elements make up cordite?

See the link below.

How many grains of cordite is the Hambrusch Hunting Weapons Rhino rifle regulated for?

The Rhino rifle is chambered in .600 Nitro Express. The loading specified for this round is 120 grains of cordite.

What are the ingredients of double base smokeless gunpowder?

It is a blend of Nitrocellulose and Nitro-Glycerin Also known as Cordite

What word has an r in it and is 7 letters?

turbine, cordite, awkward, trouble, fearful, endorse, reality, trailer

How much gunpowder was used in the little boy Atomic bomb?

The specifications reveal the use of four canisters of cordite (synthetic propellant) in the Little Boy (gun type uranium device). Unclassified details list 4 silk bags, each two pounds, for a total of 8 pounds of conventional explosive, plus their primers."It took Parsons 15 minutes to load the four cordite canisters into the gun chamber of Little Boy, which when fired would assemble two halves of the U-135 to make up the critical mass needed to [sustain] a chain reaction."Note:Cordite is a family of smokeless propellants developed and produced in the UK, beginning in 1889 to replace gunpowder as a military propellant. However, cordite is now obsolete since it has been replaced by more modern propellants.Note:Implosion type plutonium devices, such as the Fat Mandropped on Nagasaki, used explosive "lenses" made of the explosives Composition B (TNT and RDX) and Baratol (TNT and barium nitrate).

Did Chaim Weizmann assist with the development of TNT?

No- TNT was created long before he was born. However, he DID discover a process to make acetone by fermentation. Acetone is used to produce cordite, another military explosive.

What animal name rhymes with fight?

animals- dust mite, scabies mite, parasite not animals- tight light, white, sight, night, right, quite, write, flight, bright, kite, stalagmite, erudite, cordite

What type of powder was used for revolutionary firearms?

Black powder <><><> At the time of the American revolution, the only gunpowder in existence was black powder- a mix of charcoal, sulfur, and saltpetre. Other gun powders (smokeless, cordite, etc) were invented in the late 1800s.

What seven letter word can be formed using the letters mroeydboncti?

bedroom, bone-dry, boredom, bromide, combine, cordite, coronet, crooned, demonic, doormen, dormice, economy, emotion, microbe, monitor, moodier, moronic, mortice, motored, noticed, October, orbited, robotic

Is it possible to custom order a 700 nitro express rifle regulated for 250 grains of smokeless powder?

If you are ordering what is typically a $75,000 custom rifle, you can pretty much get what you want. All 700 NEs are smokeless poweder (or cordite) rifles. It will depend on the bulllet, and the type of powder used.

What type of chemical compound used for killing pest?

In general, such chemical compounds are called pesticides. Different types of pests require different pesticides to control them. Permethrin is a very common pesticide used for controlling insect pests. My ex-girlfriend is a total pest and I have considered using Lead and Cordite to control her.

What is dynamite made out of?

Dynamite was originally made from nitroglycerin absorbed into diatomaceous earth, sawdust, or other material, then formed into round cylinders (sticks), a standard size being 20 centimeters by 2.5 centimeters. A more common and safer modern form of dynamite resembles cordite, and is made from nitroglycerin, nitrocellulose, and a little ketone.

Can you unscramble these letters to make a name I m a d e m o c r a t?

'I'm A Democrat' can be rearranged to make these names, among others:Madam Erotic; Mice Matador;Mama Cordite;Diatom Cream;Atomic Dream;Atomic Armed;Comma Tirade;Maimed Actor;A Drat Commie;And everyone's favorite:Taco Mermaid.

What was the first double rifle nitro express caliber in history?

Not the first double rifle (they have been around since muzzle loading days) but the first "Nitro Express" was created by Rigby in 1898 as the .450 Nitro Express. This used the newly created cordite propellant in lieu of black powder (that is the nitro part of the name). There was soon after several variants and other companies created their own versions.

What weapons originated from gunpowder?

Any weapon that was used to launch a projectile had its origins in gunpowder. The Chinese use gunpowder for rockets, bombs and for cannons. Later, the Europeans used gunpowder to develop more sophisticated projectiles and firearms such as guns, cannons, and handgrenades. Our current use of rifles and missiles were born out of the early use of gunpowder. ***Actually, the first sentence of the above answer is incorrect. Projectile weapons pre-dated gunpowder by thousands of years. Arrows launched from bows, stones thrown by slings, rocks, sticks, boomerangs, etc., are all projectile weapons which do not rely on gunpowder or its precursor, black powder.Answer Actually, black powder is gunpowder. Modern firearms use a variety of propellants largely based on nitrocellulose of which British Cordite was an early example. No modern firearms use "gunpowder" as such. Cordite came in strands like spaghetti and most modern propellants are in granular form.

How many tons of tnt was in the atomic bomb little boy?

Little Boy had a yield of fourteen kilotons; the EQUIVALENT of 14,000 tons of TNT. Of course, no single bomber then or today could carry that much TNT, but the use of atomic reaction allowed for a bomb of similar destructive capability.Little Boy had no TNT in it at all. The chemical explosive used to assemble the uranium was cordite, ordinary smokeless powder.

What are some seven letter words with 1st letter C and 3rd letter R and 5th letter I and 6th letter T?

According to SOWPODS (the combination of Scrabble dictionaries used around the world) there are 2 words with the pattern C-R-IT-. That is, seven letter words with 1st letter C and 3rd letter R and 5th letter I and 6th letter T. In alphabetical order, they are: cordite curvity

How does the bomb little boy work?

It used 2 pieces of 93.5% enriched Uranium-235: the target and the bullet at opposite ends of a cannon barrel. Cordite propelled the bullet down the barrel to the target. Once at the target, creating a supercritical mass, the bullet crushed the neutron source which generated a pulse of neutrons (about 10 in the time to set off the bomb).For more details see The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes.

Which one of these is used as explosive. a-Phosphorous trichloride b-Mercuric oxide c-Graphite d-Nitroglycerine?

Nitroglycerine. Since the 1860s, it has been used as an active ingredient in the manufacture of explosives, specifically dynamite, and as such is employed in the construction anddemolition industries. Similarly, since the 1880s, it has been used by the military as an active ingredient, and a gellatinizer for nitrocellulose, in some solid propellants, such as Cordite and Ballistite.

What are some seven letter words with 2nd letter O and 4th letter D and 5th letter I and 7th letter E?

According to SOWPODS (the combination of Scrabble dictionaries used around the world) there are 2 words with the pattern -O-DI-E. That is, seven letter words with 2nd letter O and 4th letter D and 5th letter I and 7th letter E. In alphabetical order, they are: cordite sordine

What weapons were used at Gallipoli?

The Turks and Germans had standard-issue K98 Mauser rifles. I don't know whether they had the "potato-masher" grenades or not though. They definitely had grenades. They also had powerful guns located on the other side of the Dardanelles which would shoot over the hills. The Allies had .303 Lee Enfield rifles, naval guns, howitzers and "home-made" grenades they created by putting nails and shrapnel fragments in jam jars and adding cordite.