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DINA (propellant): A substitute for nitroglycerin in double-base and triple-base propellants, with greater temperature tolerance; chemical names include dinitrodiethanol nitramine, dinitro methyl nitramine, (2-nitroxyethyl) nitramine
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- 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
- Nitramines : A highly energetic subclass of the organic nitrate explosives; includes RDX, HDX and tetryl
- Double-base propellant : A form of smokeless gunpowder with the primary constituents being nitrocellulose and a plasticizer, such as nitroglycerin or BTN (explosive)
- Triple-base propellant : Smokeless powder, used in artillery, made from nitrocellulose, nitroglycerin or another explosive plasticizer, and nitroguanidine; it burns with equivalent energy, but at a lower temperature than other propellants, thus reducing barrel wear, and has much less muzzle flash