Penthrite

Other Names

Tetranitropentaerythrite

Use

Belgian explosive. A mixture of 92.5% PETN & 7.5% wax (unidentified) compressed in pellets to a density of 1.60 gm/cc is used as the main charge in rocket warheads. The same mixture compressed in pellets is also used as a booster charge.

Source(s)

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