TATB

Other Names

1,3,5Triamino-2, 4,6Trinitrobenzene

2,4,6trinitro-1,3,5-benzenetriamine

Use

TATB is suitable for use in plastic explosives and in explosives mixtures with TNT that can be cast. The major military use is in special applications in warheads of high speed guided missiles. In this application energy is sacrificed but handling safety is gained because the main charge remains inert under the service environments of high velocity impact and fire.

Source(s)

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