types of propellants


Field of information which distinguishes different types of propellants such as black gunpowder to forms of smokeless powder derived from nitrocellulose. These create an expanding gas which makes the bullet accelerate from the barrel. Other differences emerge from the expansion rate, size and shape of the powder.

Alternative label

  • varieties of propellants

  • categories of propellants

  • categories of fuel

  • brands of fuel

  • fuel formats

  • propellant formats

  • brands of propellants

  • varieties of fuel

Skill type

  • knowledge

Skill reusability level

  • occupation specific skills and competences

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