Nitroguanidine

Other Names

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Use

Nitroguanidine is the explosive incorporated in the Navy's double based propellant powder, SPCG. It is unusual in being a high explosive that is so cool in its reaction that it explodes without flash. It is comparable in strength to TNT, and its sensitivity is of the same order.

Source(s)

TM 9-1300-214, Military Explosives (w/C4, 1990)

OP 1664, Volume 1 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)