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missesdash
11-01-2011, 08:05 AM
I have some pretty specific questions about explosives and I'm not sure where to look.

I'll post a few here, but if anyone has any military experience and can offer more, could you please PM me?

Most of my questions are about plastic explosive, mainly C-4. I'm aware that plastic explosives need a charge and that you can use blasting caps for that. But I'm not sure if I have the entire process clear. What are some methods for wireless detonation of blasting caps? I know it's possible to do with a fuse. But is a fuse safe when the explosion will be especially large?

Can anyone explain, in detail, how to set the charges? Basically, from start to finish, how to detonate say, 10 M112 bars of C-4.


Also, how do you detonate liquid explosive?

And with IED's, (specifically collars or cell phone bomb) what type of explosive is generally used?