PETN

Other Names

Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate

2,2-bis [(nitrooxy) methyl]-1,3-propanediol dinitrate   é

Use

Class A PETN is used in detonating fuses and boosters; class B is used in priming compositions; class C is used in the manufacture of pentolite; and class D is used in blasting caps and detonators.

PETN phlegmatized with wax is used as a bursting charge in small caliber Italian and Soviet shells.

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)