Amature thermobraic explosive detonated inside car

150kg

Fuel mixture:
23% Isopryl Nitrate
23% diethyl Either
54% Heptane

Detonator:

From this gentlemen’s other videos I’m guessing that he’s a erythritol tetranitrate kind of guy.

Edit: Correction!

“The car demolition was basically an ANFO composition on steroids, swapping fuel oil for methanol and nitromethane (the two can detonate together at certain ratios), and adding large amounts of finely powdered aluminum and erythritol tetranitrate.

In this case the aluminum is the reason the charge is thermobaric- with the methanol and nitromethane, the charge was roughly oxygen balanced. The addition of the aluminum meant that the charge had to utilize atmospheric oxygen to complete burning of the aluminum, greatly enhancing the blast duration, overall pressure, and heat of the explosion.”

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One response to “Amature thermobraic explosive detonated inside car

  1. I think you’ve mixed up the compositions of two of my videos- the thermobaric charge used in the car demolition is a much different type of explosive than the fuel air explosive, which used the liquids you named.

    The car demolition was basically an ANFO composition on steroids, swapping fuel oil for methanol and nitromethane (the two can detonate together at certain ratios), and adding large amounts of finely powdered aluminum and erythritol tetranitrate.

    In this case the aluminum is the reason the charge is thermobaric- with the methanol and nitromethane, the charge was roughly oxygen balanced. The addition of the aluminum meant that the charge had to utilize atmospheric oxygen to complete burning of the aluminum, greatly enhancing the blast duration, overall pressure, and heat of the explosion.

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