Composition C/Related Articles
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Composition C: A general term for U.S. plastic explosives; Composition C-4 is the current military issue although Composition C-3 is sometimes encountered.
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- Explosives : Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin.
- Composition C-3 : Add brief definition or description
- Composition C-4 : The standard U.S. military plastic explosive, principally for demolitions but also used in some munitions such as the M18A1 Claymore mine; contains 91% RDX, 2.1% polyisobutylene rubber, 1.6% motor oil, and 5.3% 2-ethylhexyl sebacate.