Engineer Explosive Items

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Engineer Explosive Items

 

explosive devices, explosive charges, mines, pyrotechnic devices, and other objects of engineer armament equipped with explosives and pyrotechnic compounds. Explosive devices include primer-detonators, electric detonators, electric igniters, igniting fuses, detonating cords, time fuses, lighter fuses, and firing devices. Explosive charges are used for purposes of destruction, for setting up obstacles, and for carrying out other missions related to engineer assistance of troop combat activities. The basic device for these purposes is the mine. Other kinds of engineer explosive items include projectiles used in engineer rope-throwers and, in some armies, nuclear mines. Almost all engineer explosive items can operate at temperatures between 50°C and –50° C.

M. P. GONCHAROV

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