High Explosives


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High Explosives

 

or secondary explosives, the class of explosives which are exploded by detonation; they are used in the production of hand grenades, shells, and certain other ammunition, as well as in demolition.

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The collection included thousands of rounds of 105mm, 81mm and 76mm white phosphorus mortars; tear gas; flares; smoke grenades; fragmentation grenades; and 90mm high explosive antitank rockets.
Single Rebecca, from Sleaford, Lincs, said: "It was the first time I'd fired high explosives in anger.
In the previous example of the lesser threat, an error exists in the details; gunpowder is not a high explosive.
Maan told the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / that the security forces seized the largest plant for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices and explosive materials in Bani Zaid area north al-Hamra camp , which contains a thousand roadside bombs and fifty cans of material C4 of high explosives and different weapons and ammunition and explosive materials.
He accused the government of supplying Assad's army with nitrates essential for manufacturing high explosives dropped daily on Syrian civilian cities.
During the search the forces recovered 25 kilograms of high explosives, one Russian made anti tank mine, two Russian hand grenades, a pistol along with a number of rounds, a length of wire which could be used to detonate the explosives.
1944: Between 3,500 and 4,000 tons of high explosives went off in a Staffordshire cavern, killing 68 people and wiping out an entire farm.
Helpers led by the Provost, the Very Rev Dick Howard, had tried to save the cathedral by smothering 12 firebombs bombs with sand, but another shower of incendiary devices accompanied by high explosives forced them to run for their lives.
As police revealed each of the bombs contained less then 10lb of high explosives, Dr Niamh NicDaeid said a plastic explosive could also have been used.
We quoted from the Library's 1999 report as follows: "Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives .
A considerable amount of high explosives has been removed from the streets of the West Midlands as a result of this investigation.
The bomb was in an abandoned package filled with up to a pound of high explosives left beside a wall of the Postal Sorting Office in Hendon, north London.

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