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[*] posted on 8-10-2021 at 06:42
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I had long ago decided to test explosives that were used during World War II and are not currently in use. So I started with amatex.
As you know, amatex came in two forms, 20 and 40, and these numbers indicated the amount of rdx in it.
I tested the Type 40 with an explosive speed of about 7500m / s.
Due to the presence of ammonium nitrate, it must be completely insulated from moisture, so a metal container and waterproof adhesive have been used in this explosive package.
My feeling is that,if there is good protection against moisture, this explosive will have a good performance in public use.

*Each package weighs 1/4 pound.
**5g rdx was used in this test as a booster

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[*] posted on 8-10-2021 at 06:59


May you give more info on composition and so on...



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[*] posted on 8-10-2021 at 07:46


You can also search on Google:
TNT:40
RDX:40
Nh4no3:20
Of course, I used 30 grams of ammonium nitrate.
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[*] posted on 10-10-2021 at 04:35


3.5 NH4NO3 + C7H5N3O6 = 7 CO + 9.5 H2O + 5 N2
C3H6N6O6 = 3 CO + 3 H2O + 3N2

AN: 38.41% / RDX: 30.45% / TNT: 31.14%

[Edited on 10-10-2021 by Nitrosio]
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[*] posted on 12-10-2021 at 13:01


Quote: Originally posted by Nitrosio  
3.5 NH4NO3 + C7H5N3O6 = 7 CO + 9.5 H2O + 5 N2
C3H6N6O6 = 3 CO + 3 H2O + 3N2

AN: 38.41% / RDX: 30.45% / TNT: 31.14%

[Edited on 10-10-2021 by Nitrosio]


CO2 up there, not CO.




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