Specific impulse sea level: 210 s.
Compression deflagration occurs when certain combustible liquids detonate when suddenly compressed to 2 - 5 times their previous pressure state. As long as the pressure of isopropylnitrate was constant it was stable. However if it experienced a sudden pulse pressurization, as when a valve closed, it spontaneously detonated. Isopropylnitrate was used in the auxiliary power units and starters for some combat aircraft in the 1950's. Propellant Formulation: OT-152.
|D-1 engine Kosberg isopropyl nitrate monopropellant rocket engine. Developed 1955-56. Second thrust level at 50%. Explosion of D-1 on test bench in 1956 forced stop of work with mono-propellant OT-152. Sea level thrust 39 kN.|
|D-7 Kosberg isopropyl nitrate monopropellant rocket engine. Missile by Toropov. Out of Production. Intended for air-air missile by I I Toropov. Uncooled thrust chamber. Sea level thrust 11.8 kN.|
|Hustler APU Aerojet isopropylnitrate monopropellant rocket engine. B-58. Development begun 1953. APU for the Hustler 'controlled bomb pod', which was really a long range air to surface strategic missile|
|XCNLT-1500 Aerojet isopropylnitrate monopropellant rocket engine for Lark missile. Development begun March 1945. Turborocket; turbine-pump fed monopropellant, single uncooled thrust chamber. Development unsuccessful, all work terminated.|