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Composition C

Composition C

Composition C is a plastic explosive consisting of RDX, other explosives, and plasticizer. It can be molded by hand for use in demolition work and packed by hand into shaped charge devices. It has more than 150% the power of T.N.T. and is extremely sensitive. Because of this it's not typically used alone. Although compositions C3 and C4 are most commonly used, C and C2 may still be encountered, especially in military environments. The detonation rate is approximately 26,000 feet per second (about 7,900 meters per second).
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