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Unformatted text preview: hese are sometimes added in small amounts to blasting caps to boost their power. Dynamite, TNT, RDX, PETN, HMX, and others are secondary explosives. PETN is the benchmark compound; compounds more sensitive than PETN are classed as primary explosives. Explosives Explosives The fragmented remains of a pipe bomb having a smokeless powder main charge and a detonator initiator. 1 Firing Train Shape Charges Cone Cone Linear Linear Platter Platter An example of a two-step firing train consisting of a U.S. military safety fuse igniter as step one and a safety fuse as step two. Cone A cutaway of a conical-shape charge with a copper liner. The high explosives surround the liner and are initiated with a detonator to direct the explosive energy primarily toward the bottom (standoff) open end. Linear Examples of military-type linear-shape charges. High explosives are placed into the open cavities and initiated with a detonator to create the linear-shape charge effect. Cone A hole punched through 1-inch steel from the explosive energy of a cone-shaped charge. Linear A linear hole or channel penetrated through a 1-inch steel plate from the explosive energy of a linear-shape charge. 2 Platter A platter charge having a cylindrical steel plate with high explosives placed on one side of the plate. When initiated, the explosives will propel the steel plate toward the target. Platter Nails and other metal debris contained within a plastic bag, with high explosives placed on one side of the bag. When initiated, the explosives will propel the metal debris toward the target creating a claymore effect. Vehicle A hole through the floorboard of a vehicle caused by the detonation of an explosive lying on the floorboard inside the vehicle. Notice how the floorboard metal has been pushed to the outside of the vehicle, indicating that the explosive was inside, rather than outside, the vehicle. Dynamite The effects of a claymore-type explosive charge consisting of nails directed toward a vehicle at a distance of approximately 15 feet. Vehicle A hole through t...
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