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Index Torpex

Torpex is a secondary explosive, 50% more powerful than TNT by mass. [1]

27 relations: Aluminium, Amatol, Beeswax, Bouncing bomb, Calcium chloride, Composition H6, Explosive material, Grand Slam (bomb), Hexanite, Hydrogen, List of explosives used during World War II, Minol (explosive), Obsolescence, Operation Aphrodite, Oxygen balance, Paraffin wax, Phlegmatized explosive, Polymer-bonded explosive, Powder, RDX, Tallboy (bomb), TNT, Torpedo, Tritonal, Unexploded ordnance, Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills, World War II.


Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.

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Amatol is a highly explosive material made from a mixture of TNT and ammonium nitrate.

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Beeswax (cera alba) is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis.

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Bouncing bomb

A bouncing bomb is a bomb designed to bounce to a target across water in a calculated manner to avoid obstacles such as torpedo nets, and to allow both the bomb's speed on arrival at the target and the timing of its detonation to be pre-determined, in a similar fashion to a regular naval depth charge.

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Calcium chloride

Calcium chloride is an inorganic compound, a salt with the chemical formula CaCl2.

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Composition H6

Composition H6 is a castable military explosive mixture composed of the following percentages by weight.

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Explosive material

An explosive material, also called an explosive, is a reactive substance that contains a great amount of potential energy that can produce an explosion if released suddenly, usually accompanied by the production of light, heat, sound, and pressure.

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Grand Slam (bomb)

The Grand Slam was a earthquake bomb used by RAF Bomber Command against strategic targets during the Second World War.

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Hexanit was a castable German military explosive developed early in the 20th century before the First World War for the Kaiserliche Marine, intended to augment supplies of trinitrotoluene (TNT), which were then in short supply.

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Hydrogen is a chemical element with symbol H and atomic number 1.

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List of explosives used during World War II

Almost all the common explosives listed here were mixtures of several common components.

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Minol (explosive)

Minol (pronounced mine-ol) is a military explosive developed by the British Admiralty early in the Second World War to augment supplies of trinitrotoluene (TNT) and RDX, which were then in short supply.

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Obsolescence is the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order.

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Operation Aphrodite

Aphrodite and Anvil were the World War II code names of United States Army Air Forces and United States Navy operations to use B-17 and PB4Y bombers as precision-guided munitions against bunkers and other hardened/reinforced enemy facilities, such as those targeted during Operation Crossbow.

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Oxygen balance

Oxygen balance (OB, or OB%) is an expression that is used to indicate the degree to which an explosive can be oxidized.

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Paraffin wax

Paraffin wax is a white or colourless soft solid, derived from petroleum, coal or oil shale, that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms.

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Phlegmatized explosive

A phlegmatized explosive is an explosive that has had an agent added to stabilize or desensitize it.

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Polymer-bonded explosive

A polymer-bonded explosive, also called PBX or plastic-bonded explosive, is an explosive material in which explosive powder is bound together in a matrix using small quantities (typically 5–10% by weight) of a synthetic polymer.

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A powder is a dry, bulk solid composed of a large number of very fine particles that may flow freely when shaken or tilted.

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RDX is the organic compound with the formula (O2NNCH2)3.

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Tallboy (bomb)

Tallboy, or Bomb, Medium Capacity, 12,000 lb, was an earthquake bomb developed by the British aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallis and used by the RAF during the Second World War.

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Trinitrotoluene (TNT), or more specifically 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, is a chemical compound with the formula C6H2(NO2)3CH3.

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A modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.

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Tritonal is a mixture of 80% TNT and 20% aluminium powder, used in several types of ordnance such as air-dropped bombs.

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Unexploded ordnance

Unexploded ordnance (UXO, sometimes abbreviated as UO), unexploded bombs (UXBs), or explosive remnants of war (ERW) are explosive weapons (bombs, shells, grenades, land mines, naval mines, cluster munition, etc.) that did not explode when they were employed and still pose a risk of detonation, sometimes many decades after they were used or discarded.

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Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills

The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage, (ERIH), set in of parkland and containing 21 buildings of major historical importance, mixes history, science, and attractive surroundings.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpex

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