ammonal


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ammonal

[′a·mə‚nal]
(materials)
A high-explosive mixture, made of ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene (TNT), and flaked or powdered aluminum.
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This involved some 1 million pounds of ammonal explosive and killed around 10,000 German troops instantly.
8 tons) of ammonal explosive was blown, resulting in a crater 98 feet deep and 300 feet across.
Far better to visit Messines, south of Ypres, where in June, 1917 Allied troops heralded their initial attack on Passchendaele by detonating the biggest mine of the war, 91,000lbs of ammonal nitrate.
If the mine used a water-soluble explosive such as ammonal, it would be rendered inert within a short time.
In addition, three patrols included parties - an NCO and four ORs - detailed to carry ammonal tubes and insure that lanes were blown through the German wire for withdrawal purposes.
Some German ammonal bombs have yet to explode,' I am told uponmy return to Ypres.
When zero came my anxiety was that some of the mines had been sitting in extremely wet ground for nearly a year, and the explosive was ammonal which doesn't go off when its wet; it was in soldered waterproof tins --but we wondered how they'd fared.
This high vantage point was practically leveled by the tunnellers in 19 sequential explosions of over a million pounds of Ammonal, the newest high-explosive.