THE MANUFACTURE OF AN R.D.X-BASED EXPLOSIVE SHEET
ROYAL ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT FORT HALSTEAD (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The manufacture of several explosive sheets is described. The most satisfactory, was a sheet containing 88 RDX with the remaining 12 essentially polyisobutylene of molecular weight approximately 15,000. This sheet was a pliable material which detonated satisfactorily at a thickness of 0.1 in. Another RDX based sheet, in which the binder was a mixture of depolymerized rubber and polyurethane, was unsatisfactory as the rubber aged.
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