Advanced Concepts of the Propulsion System for the Futuristic Gun Ammunition

  title={Advanced Concepts of the Propulsion System for the Futuristic Gun Ammunition},
  author={R. S. Darnse and Amarjit Singh},
  journal={Defence Science Journal},
This review paper reports various concepts of the gun propulsion system to meet the goal of the futuristic hypervelocity projectiles. The nonconventional concepts, such as liquid gun propellant, rail gun, coil gun, electrothermal gun, electrothermal chemical gun along with conventional energetic solid gun propellant have been discussed. Even though muzzle velocity around 2000 m/s has been claimed to be achieved using such nonconventional propulsion systems, it will take quite some time before… Expand
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