Tank Gun Propellants
Nitrochemie produces and offers a wide variety of high caloric propellants for tank application. For the production of propellants, either a solvent-based or a solventless technology is applied.
Our propellants are superior with regards to ballistic stability and can be used throughout all climatic zones.
Nitrochemie has established a wide knowledge for optimization of propellants for tank applications, e.g. by surface treatment. This helps to achieve lower life cycle costs and a better performance combined with better accuracy.
Energy content for tank ammunition propellants and achieved energy:
|Type of Ammunition||Flame Temperature||Heat of Explosion||Force||Projectile Mass||Projectile Energy|
|KE||~3500 K||~4800 J/g||~1155 J/g||7-10 kg||8-13 MJ|
|HE/HEAT||~3150 K||~4250 J/g||~1100 J/g||11-19 kg||8-11 MJ|
Modern propellants for Tank applications produced by Nitrochemie:
|M30||Triple-base, solvent||100 mm, 105 mm, 120 mm HE & KE|
|I-Type||Double-base, solventless||120 mm HE & TP|
|JA2||Double-base, solventless||120 mm HE & KE|
|L1||Double-base, solventless||120 mm KE|
|L5860||Double-base, solventless||120 mm KE|
|L15190||Double-base, SCDB, solventless||120 mm KE|
|N / NQ||Triple-base, solvent||125 mm HE & KE|
The use of our L15190 propellant, which is based on SCDB® technology, leads to lower pressure levels in the weapon system at the same performance level at 21 °C compared to other propellants.