Noting that according to the ATF files Mahon had blown up a truck with a 500-pound ANFO
bomb, Sanders said: "That is a big bomb.
For example, he determined that the Oklahoma City bomb was composed of ANFO
, ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, not from chemical analysis but from a speculative judgment based on ``the fact that one of the defendants purchased ANFO
The report also presents the market size of segments such as nitrate mixture including bulk, cartridge and ANFO
based explosives, nitro compound including PETN and boosters and the gun powder in terms of volume.
Using a standard loading/charge pole, simply push the plug to the ANFO
More ominously, it reports that Hollaway "was able to provide technical details concerning [McVeigh's] truck bomb and ANFO
(ammonium nitrate/fuel oil) .
The explosive mixture, ANFO
(fuel oil + AN) exhibits a decrease in performance as a function of the decreasing charge diameter and requires an initiating charge of some other explosive and often boosters to maintain maximum detonation performance.
For mining or moving earth for road construction, a slow explosive like ANFO
might be used - not gunpowder.
Tenders are invited for supply of ammonium nitrate for making anfo
(ammonium nitrate fuel oil).
The truck had been previously used to blend ANFO
with an emulsion product.
The government's star witness in the federal OKC trials, Michael Fortier, testified that a few months before the Oklahoma bombing, McVeigh and Nichols had failed in attempting to detonate even a small milk carton of ANFO
dynamite) have been, to a large extent, replaced by ANFO
(ammonium nitrate/fuel oil), water gel and emulsion explosives.
The major product segments analyzed are Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO
, and Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics, and Other Explosives.