Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

 

Miscellaneous Military Information: Gunpowder (Composition, in Parts)

 

Country

Date

Saltpeter

Charcoal

Sulphur

France

1794

76

15

9

Prussia

1800

75

13.5

11.5

Britain

1781

75

15

10




Source: Hogg, O.F.G. Artillery: Its Origin, Heyday and Decline Hamden : Archon; 1970.

 

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