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Demolition Block, M118
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M118 Demolition Block

The M118 Demolition Block is one of the most versatile explosive charges available. It consists of four sheets of 0.5 pound (0.23 kg) PETN-based PRIMASHEET® 1000 Flexible Sheet Explosive qualified to MIL-PRF-46676 and packaged in a compact, easy to transport and handle, shrinkwrapped plastic envelope. Twenty M118 charges are packaged with eighty M8 blasting cap holders in a wooden crate.

Construction

The M118 Demolition Block consists of four-0.5 pound (0.23 kg) sheets of PRIMASHEET® 1000 Flexible Sheet Explosive. Each sheet measures 12” x 3” x 0.25” (30.5 cm x 7.6 cm x 0.64 cm) and has pressure-sensitive tape attached to one surface. The four sheets are packaged in a sealed, shrink-wrapped plastic envelope that measures 12” x 3” x 1” (30.5 cm x 7.6 cm x 2.54 cm).

Applications:

    • Ordnance disposal
    • Metal cutting
    • Military demolition
    • Breaching

 

Properties

    • Weight: 2 lb (0.92 kg)
    • VOD: 7,100 m/s (nominal)
    • Density: 1.44 g/cc (nominal)
    • Operating temperature: -40°F to +165°F (-40°C to 74°C)
    • Waterproof to 23,000 ft (7,000 meters)
    • Bullet-impact insensitive
    • Olive drab color