PEP-2, PEP-3

Other Names

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Use

PEP-3 is a mixture of 86% PETN and 14% plasticizing oil. PEP-2 was 85% PETN and 15% oil, but it was a little too soft. PEP-3 is about 90% as powerful and brisant as Composition C, but its stowage stability and plastic range are much better. Its sensitivity is about the same as Composition C, though it has much less tendency to burn.

Source(s)

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

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)