high-explosive plastic antitank charge

high-explosive plastic antitank charge

[′hī ik‚splō·siv ′plas·tik an·tē′taŋk ‚chärj]
(ordnance)
A shaped charge coupled with a high-explosive plastic charge, intended to produce jet penetration followed by a detonation of the plastic charge. Abbreviated HEPAT charge.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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