Cardox

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cardox

 

a means of flameless explosion based on the instan-taneous conversion of the liquid carbon dioxide in a steel car-tridge to a gas by the heat emitted upon igniting a combustiblecompound contained in its heating element.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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