RDX

Other Names

Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine; Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine; 1,3,5-trinitro1,3,5-triazacyclohexane; 1,3,5-trinitrotrimethylene-triamine

Use

The suggested uses of RDX based on class and granulation are as follows,

(a) Class A, for use in Composition A3, Composition B, Composition C4, and cyclotol

(b) Class B, for use in Composition A3 and Composition C4

(c) Class C, for use in the preparation of RDX booster and detonator pellets

(d) Class D, for use in cyclotols

(e) Class E, for use in Composition C4 and plastic bonded explosives (PBX's)

(f) Class F, for use in Composition B3

(g) Class G, for use in PBX's

(h) Class H, for use in Composition C4

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)