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BTN (explosive): An explosive of the aliphatic nitrate ester class; chemically 1,2,4-butanetriol trinitrate or a, b, g- trihydroxybutane trinitrate; slightly less sensitive than nitroglycerin and used as a substitute for it in double-base propellants
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- Explosives : Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin.
- Gunpowder : Generically, a low explosive used as a propellant, now smokeless powder; the older black powder was used as a warhead filler before the invention of high explosives; also used in pyrotechnics
- Double-base propellant : A form of smokeless gunpowder with the primary constituents being nitrocellulose and a plasticizer, such as nitroglycerin or BTN (explosive)