TH3

Other Names

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Use

TH3 is a mixture of 68.7% thermite, 29% barium nitrate, 2% sulfur and 0.3% oil. It was used, primarily, in incendiary magnesium bombs. The TH3 is ignited by a primer which bums, melts and ignites the magnesium body.

Source(s)

Old Chemical Weapons Reference Guide (1998)

TM 3-400, Chemical Bombs and Clusters (1957)

TM 3-300, Ground Chemical Munitions (1956)