Tritonal

Other Names

None

Use

Tritonal is composed of 80% TNT and 20% aluminum powder and is contemplated for use in some 4000 lb. Light-Case Bombs AN-M56, in the JB-2, and in several GP bombs (Army 500- and 1000-lb. GP’s), where maximum blast effect is desired. Tritonal is cast, segregation of the aluminum being prevented by a pellet loading technique.

Source(s)

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

OP 2216, Volume 1 - Aircraft Bombs, Fuzes, and Associated Components (1960)

OP 1280, Aircraft Bombs (1955)

OP 1664, Volume 1 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)