ammonal (explosive)

amonal (explosivo)

English-Portuguese dictionary of military terminology. 2014.

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  • Ammonal — is an explosive made up of ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene, and aluminium powder mixed in a ratio of roughly 22:67:11. The ammonium nitrate functions as an oxidizer and aluminium as a power enhancer. To some extent the aluminium makes it more… …   Wikipedia

  • Ammonal — Am mo*nal , n. [Ammonium + aluminium.] An explosive consisting of a mixture of powdered aluminum and ammonium nitrate. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Explosive material — A number of 1.25lb M112 Demolition Charges, consisting of a C 4 compound, sit atop degraded weaponry scheduled for destruction An explosive material, also called an explosive, is a reactive substance that contains a great amount of potential… …   Wikipedia

  • Explosive belt — An explosive belt (also called suicide belt, Bomberpilot Jacket, suicide vest or shaheed belt) is a vest packed with explosives and armed with a detonator, worn by suicide bombers. Explosive belts are usually packed with nails, screws, bolts, and …   Wikipedia

  • ammonal — /am euh nal /, n. a high explosive consisting chiefly of powdered aluminum, ammonium nitrate, and TNT. [1900 05; AMMON(IUM) + AL(UMINUM)] * * * …   Universalium

  • ammonal — noun an explosive made up of ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene, and aluminium powder …   Wiktionary

  • ammonal — n. explosive composed of powdered aluminium and nitrate of ammonium …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ammonal — /ˈæmənəl/ (say amuhnuhl) noun a high explosive, a mixture of ammonium nitrate and powdered aluminium. {shortened form of ammon(ium nitrate and) al(uminium)} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ammonal — ˈaməˌnal noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ammonium + aluminum; probably originally formed in German : an explosive containing chiefly ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene, and powdered aluminum …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of the largest artificial non-nuclear explosions — There have been a number of extremely large explosions, many accidental, caused by modern high explosives, older explosives such as gunpowder, volatile petroleum based fuels such as gasoline (petrol), and other chemical reactions. This list… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Messines — Part of the Western Front of the First World War …   Wikipedia

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