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A Brief Journey Through the History of Gun Propulsion

10/2005;

ABSTRACT While the use of guns and gun-like devices extends back in history for more than a millennium the past century has been marked by significant advances in the technology of guns the projectiles they launch and the propulsion systems employed to launch these projectiles to ever-increasing velocities. This report chronicles a sampling of theoretical and experimental advances in the science of gun propulsion and its application to a wide range of practical gun propulsion concepts.

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