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
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).