Use of brown powder was one of the major naval artillery improvements of the late 19th century. What was its advantage over black powder?

it burns slower
it burns quicker
it is water-resistant
it is more explosive
The in­tro­duc­tion of brown powder, which burned less rapidly than black powder, allowed to use longer barrels, which resulted in greater ac­cu­ra­cy. Slow­er-burn­ing powder de­creas­es firing stress­es, allowing guns to last longer and to be man­u­fac­tured to tighter tol­er­ances.

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it burns slower
it burns quicker
it is water-resistant
it is more explosive
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flagNorway
70%
0%
30%
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10
flagAustralia
45%
9%
27%
18%
11
flagthe United States
33%
17%
35%
13%
189
flagGermany
32%
15%
31%
20%
64
flagPoland
28%
15%
41%
15%
3826
flagIndia
27%
19%
30%
21%
66
flagthe Netherlands
27%
33%
38%
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18
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
17%
42%
15%
107
flagRepublic of Ireland
21%
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57%
14%
14
flagUnknown
16%
3%
66%
13%
30
flagItaly
16%
8%
33%
41%
12
flagCanada
10%
10%
40%
40%
10

Gender

men24%
women29%
it burns slower
24%
29%
it burns quicker
14%
14%
it is water-resistant
47%
36%
it is more explosive
13%
19%

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