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Isopropylnitrate
Isopropylnitrate was tested as a monopropellant for missiles in the 1940's in the US (Lark) and 1950's in Russia (SAM's). However instability due to compression deflagration resulted to it being abandoned in both cases.

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.



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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.

Engines: Hustler APU, D-7, D-1 engine, XCNLT-1500.

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