I'm a soldier in the british army and was just wondering what gas a modern weapon uses again?

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Sandisk1duo8 years ago
there is no 'gas' it's ALL gunpowder
the gas created by burning gunpowder is Carbon Monoxide
Gunpowder hasn't been used in military small arms for almost a century. Nitrocellulose and it's chemical relatives replaced it long ago.
but still, CO is still the gas that is formed, unless i am wrong...
It should be CO2 and Nitrogen.
firefreak6 years ago
the gas used in guns is the gas produced from the propellant which is usually Cordite, which consists of guncotton, nitroglycerin and some vaseline ( cordite MD has 65% guncotton, 30% nitroglycerin and 5% vaseline) so it would be nitrogen, I think.
If you are a soldier in the British army, you would already know this. Clearly you are not a soldier in the British army. Thusly we see the logical progression from A to B. All that is left is question C, namely: Why do you want to know?, and bonus question D: Why did you not google it?
dude -.- stfu and answer the question... Moder weapons don't use gas, or... thats what i've heard.
Firstly, I'm female. Secondly, please do not curse me. It does not make me want to help you at all. Thirdly, please use google. www.google.com Modern weapons most certainly do use gas. Fourthly, why do you react with anger when presented with a legitimate question?
jeff-o8 years ago
I'm fairly certain that chemical warfare has been banned in most countries. But, I suppose the answer would be some sort of nerve gas.
jtobako8 years ago
Mostly diesel, but some of the organics run on beans : )
cdubnbird8 years ago
agreed confusing question do you mean poison gas? or the gas created from the combustion of gun powder? or the gas created from the excessive eating of beans while in the military?
what do you mean by modern weapon and what do you man by gas?