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%
0%
10
flagAustralia
45%
9%
27%
18%
11
flagthe Netherlands
35%
21%
42%
0%
14
flagthe United States
31%
17%
37%
12%
173
flagGermany
31%
16%
33%
18%
48
flagIndia
27%
20%
29%
21%
65
flagPoland
26%
15%
42%
15%
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flagthe United Kingdom
15%
19%
43%
18%
82
flagCanada
10%
10%
40%
40%
10

Gender

men24%
women28%
it burns slower
24%
28%
it burns quicker
14%
14%
it is water-resistant
46%
37%
it is more explosive
13%
19%

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