Tetryl

Other Names

2, 4,6Trinitrophenylmethylnitramine

2,4,6tetranitro-N-methyl aniline

N-methyl-N,2,4,6tetranitro-benzenamine

2,4,6-trinitrophenylmethylnitramine  

Use

Tetryl is universally used as a booster explosive. It is used in some composite bursting charges, and as the base charge in some detonators and blasting caps.

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)