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Originally posted by buddhasystem
reply to post by pheonix358
I suggest that if you run out of gunpowder, you switch to plasma pellets, they are modern and easy to get.
Seriously, do yourself a favor and calculate the energy contained in a "few drops of gasoline", than compare it with what's stored in the volume of powder, in a typical cartridge. Call me in the morning.
it is a long read but interesting the main point is good luck if you do it let the Navy or Darpa know, you'll be rich as of now there are no LP here is the crusader and its history www.globalsecurity.org... good luck you might be the one to do it.
From: email@example.com (John Canning)
Date: Sep 8 1991
The concept of using a liquid propellant in guns is not a
new one. I have worked here at the Naval Surface Warfare Center
at Dahlgren, VA - the Navy's primary gun technology laboratory -
for over twenty years. (Please, no comments regarding the IOWA
incident. I wasn't involved in that affair, and couldn't comment
on it even if I wanted to, which I don't.) I know that research
work on liquid gun propellants has been going on for about as
long as I've been here, maybe longer. There have been a number of
programs, but none has panned out to date. Since hope springs
eternal, there is still work going on, but I won't comment on
them either for a number of reasons - not the least of which is
that I've got a wife, three kids, and a dog that look to me to
keep them clothed (The dog wears a sweater in snow.) housed, and
fed, and the government has a lien on certain sensitive portions
of my anatomy regarding breaches in security.