Mercury Fulminate

Other Names

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Use

Because of its sensitivity to flame and percussion, mercury fulminate was for many years the most important explosive used in detonators and in priming compositions.

Source(s)

TM 9-1300-214, Military Explosives (w/C4, 1990)

FSTC 381-5042, Handbook of Foreign Explosives (1965)

OP 1664, Volume 1 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)