charge-weight ratio

charge-weight ratio

[¦chärj ¦wāt ‚rā·shō]
(ordnance)
The ratio of the weight of a charge, especially an explosive charge, to the total weight of the complete bomb or projectile that contains the charge; the term is not used in connection with propellants.
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This is a conventional teardrop-shaped bomb weighing 12.6 kg and with an explosive loading of 2.25 kg, a charge-weight ratio of about 18%, so in this case the generalised objection is no longer valid.