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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And as he went up the cabin companion, he could hear the Ancient Mariner maundering: "Eighteen days in the longboat, eighteen days of scorching hell .
He claimed he was carrying 15 kilograms of the explosive ammonal -- a mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminium powder -- and three timers, the Spanish edition of the Huffington Post reported.
Eloi: 96,000 pounds of ammonal, the most powerful explosive then known, made a crater measuring 176 feet in diameter.
Ammonal women, the heaviest drinkers - 12 percent - were between 51 and 70 years old.
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.