What is cordite?
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…
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Dynamite was originally made from nitroglycerin absorbed into diatomaceous earth, sawdust, or other material, then formed into round cylinders (sticks), a standard size being 20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.
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.
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…
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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.
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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.
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.
What are some seven letter words with 2nd letter O and 3rd letter R and 4th letter D and 6th letter T?
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.