Explosives used during WW II

Almost all the common explosives listed here were mixtures of TNT, RDX or PETN. Please note that this is only a partial list; there were many others.

NameComposition
AmatolAmmonium nitrate and TNT
BaronalBarium nitrate, TNT and aluminium
BaratolBarium nitrate and TNT
Composition A88.3% RDX and 11.7% plasticizer
Composition BRDX, TNT and wax
H-645% RDX, 30% TNT, 20% aluminium and 5% wax
Minol40% TNT, 40% ammonium nitrate and 20% aluminium (Minol-2)
Octol75% HMX (cyclotetramethylene-tetranitramine) and 25% TNT
Pentolites50% PETN and 50% TNT
Picratol52% Picric acid and 48% TNT
PIPE81% PETN and 19% Oil
PTX-130% RDX, 50% tetryl and 20% TNT
PTX-241-44% RDX, 26-28% PETN and 28-33% TNT
PVA-490% RDX, 8% PVA and 2% dibutyl phthalate
RIPE85% RDX and 15% Oil
Tetrytols70% Tetryl and 30% TNT
Torpex42% RDX, 40% TNT and 18% aluminium

ee also

*List of Japanese World War II explosives
*Explosive material
*Little Boy
*Fat Man


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