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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. [e]

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  • Explosives [r]: Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin. [e]
    • Plastic explosives [r]: Explosives made with a soft, flexible, binder to give a dough-like consistency; especially useful in demolitions applications where they can be hand-molded to the target material; also as a burster packed into unusually shaped weapons [e]


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