Tritonal

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For the musical group, see Tritonal (band).
For the musical interval, see Tritone.

Tritonal is a mixture of 80% TNT and 20% aluminium powder, used in several types of ordnance such as air-dropped bombs. The aluminium improves the total heat output and hence impulse of the TNT - the length of time during which the blast wave is positive. Tritonal is approximately 18% more powerful than TNT alone.[1]

The 87 kg of tritonal in a Mark 82 bomb has the potential to produce approximately 1216 Mj of energy if detonated.[2]

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