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Catching FOX no. 7 (with pics)
The need for FOX-7 in cast-cured formulation has been eliminated by various reduced sesitivity RDX f ...
6-7-2018 at 12:42
by: Rocinante
Is there a stable organic peroxide explosive?
Acetone peroxide caps are OK for months (20 - 25°C). HMTD ones, when separated from metal, are OK f ...
6-7-2018 at 10:43
by: Rocinante
Nitrocellulose peroxide
Lead azide is like 0.5 N, 3 N is plenty enough for blasting caps and such.
3-7-2018 at 02:59
by: Rocinante
Nitrocellulose peroxide
Liptakov: geminal hydroxyperoxides are quite stable and worthwile to look at
2-7-2018 at 14:50
by: Rocinante
Oxadiazole to replace TNT - Another promising overlooked insensitive compound.
A 8.9 J explosive is never going to replace TNT, no co-crystal... not ever. What a bunch of liars. A ...
26-6-2018 at 23:44
by: Rocinante
Detonator
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Blasting-Cap-without-Losing-Fingers/
20-6-2018 at 01:56
by: Rocinante
Short question / quick answer - Thread
Any primary explosive is dangerous if handled improperly (direct contact with fingers..etc). Also, w ...
18-6-2018 at 01:09
by: Rocinante
Short question / quick answer - Thread
You can never be careful enough. Use better material. Primaries are OK, just as long as you use prop ...
17-6-2018 at 00:36
by: Rocinante
Short question / quick answer - Thread
Using straws (or anything that bends easily) for blasting caps is a certain way to hospital and/or c ...
16-6-2018 at 21:53
by: Rocinante
ETN synthesis problem
it's time to stock up on sulfuric acid anyway, since the EU is moving on to ban the sell of conc. su ...
14-6-2018 at 12:47
by: Rocinante
Series of ETN nitration problems
These are all my wiki edits, based on experimentation and experience....
3-6-2018 at 14:42
by: Rocinante
Series of ETN nitration problems
That's enugh for 70 - 100 blasting caps or 4 hard core PBX charges, not bad for 35 $ (if u live in t ...
3-6-2018 at 12:13
by: Rocinante
Series of ETN nitration problems
~ 30 % yield or 5 g of ETN from 7.5 g of erythritol is about as good yield as ur gonna get (via the ...
3-6-2018 at 11:28
by: Rocinante
Series of ETN nitration problems
both need to be very dry and it's important to rise the temperature to about 20°C for 1 hour at the ...
2-6-2018 at 12:44
by: Rocinante
List of explosives more powerful than HMX
I meant 5 - 10 % for Pcj, not VoD, I'm shooting for Pcj not VoD in relation to HMX.
30-5-2018 at 15:42
by: Rocinante
List of explosives more powerful than HMX
They all claim pressures ~ 350 - 370 kbar, hence not more powerful than HMX - I'm familiar with Klap ...
30-5-2018 at 04:04
by: Rocinante
List of explosives more powerful than HMX
The list by Dornier is faulty, for example there is 0 way that a 1.79 or 1.74 g/cc explosive is more ...
30-5-2018 at 01:42
by: Rocinante
Desensitize ETN?
Yes, recrystalized or double-recrystalized ETN plastic that is free of acid is quite safe. You can r ...
14-5-2018 at 01:31
by: Rocinante
Desensitize ETN?
I don't think that pressing would increase the density like rolling. Ys, the crystals are going to s ...
14-5-2018 at 01:12
by: Rocinante
Desensitize ETN?
Comparable in friction and impact sensitivity to RDX.
Shaving referes to the plastic itself, you ta ...
13-5-2018 at 15:10
by: Rocinante
Desensitize ETN?
You need to roll that plastic on a suitable surface with some protective gear - crystal shaving insi ...
13-5-2018 at 12:39
by: Rocinante
List of explosives more powerful than HMX
ANQ data: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/921e/eca88286e0b691bdac1d0014824da6c9721d.pdf
also, tetr ...
13-5-2018 at 12:25
by: Rocinante
List of explosives more powerful than HMX
epsilon-HNIW (there is even a RS- ε-HNIW)
Hexanitrobenzene
TENGU
Dinitroazoxyfurazan (DNAF)
HHT ...
13-5-2018 at 10:00
by: Rocinante
TNT blast ovepressure equivalents and VODs of fuel/oxidizer mixtures
10 kg of TNT is known to produce 99 % lethal blast at 3 m and 50 % at 3.9 m, seing AP or AN and 30 % ...
12-5-2018 at 00:18
by: Rocinante
TNT blast ovepressure equivalents and VODs of fuel/oxidizer mixtures
5 kg charges. Of interest are AP or AN/Al 70:30 that seem to reach 200 % of TNT equivalent.

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11-5-2018 at 03:31
by: Rocinante
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