Definition of Lyddite. Meaning of Lyddite. Synonyms of Lyddite

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Definition of Lyddite

Lyddite
Lyddite Lydd"ite, n. (Chem.) A high explosive consisting principally of picric acid, used as a shell explosive in the British service; -- so named from the proving grounds at Lydd, England.

Meaning of Lyddite from wikipedia

- started manufacturing a very similar mixture in Lydd, Kent, with the name Lyddite. ****an followed with an "improved" formula known as shimose powder. In...
- filled with TNT. Common lyddite s**** were British explosive s**** filled with Lyddite were initially designated "common lyddite" and beginning in 1896...
- Lyddite were initially designated "common lyddite" and beginning in 1896 were the first British generation of modern "high explosive" s****. Lyddite...
- propellant charge approximately twice as large, but it initially fired the same Lyddite and steel s**** as the Hotchkiss. Starting in 1904, the Royal Navy bought...
- had penetrated the armour of British capital ships, whereas the British Lyddite-filled s**** tended to explode upon striking armour, thus expending much...
- Ammunition 10th Edition 1915 quotes 8 lb Lyddite. Hogg & Thurston 1972 quote 4 lb Lyddite and 6 lb Amatol, but 4 lb Lyddite is ****umed to be a misprint as Amatol...
- using a picric acid mixture (Lyddite). The shock of impact of a s**** against armour often prematurely detonated Lyddite in advance of fuze function while...
- first British guns to fire the new Lyddite s**** in action. Major D Hall states that in the Second Boer War the Lyddite s**** often failed to detonate;...
- S****ite originated after World War I as a development of lyddite (picric acid). During the war, lyddite-filled, armour-piercing s**** had been found to be...
- Acid used by France in the form of Melinite and by Britain in the form of Lyddite. Picric Acid has an instability problem when in contact with iron or other...
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