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Single-base propellant: Used in cannons, small arms, and grenades, these are based on nitrocellulose as the explosive component, with stabilizers, plasticizers, and possibly organic nitrates (e.g., potassium nitrate or ammonium nitrate) [e]

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  • Explosives [r]: Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin. [e]
  • Gunpowder [r]: 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 [e]
  • Propellant [r]: The source of gases or liquids released to propel a vehicle, possibly oxidized by external air [e]

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