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Tetrytol is a high explosive, comprising a mixture of Tetryl and TNT. Typically, the proportion of ingredients (by weight) is approximately 70% tetryl and 30% TNT. Given that tetryl is significantly more sensitive than TNT, has a slightly higher detonation velocity and forms the main part of this explosive blend, the sensitivity of tetrytol and its brisance can be inferred.
Note: tetryl has been regarded as obsolete for a number of years. As a result, any tetrytol explosives encountered will usually be in the form of legacy munitions or unexploded ordnance dating from the 1960s and earlier.
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