Composition H6

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Composition H6 is a castable military explosive mixture composed of the following percentages by weight:[1]

H6 is used in a number of military applications, notably underwater munitions (e.g. naval mines, depth charges and torpedoes) where it has generally replaced torpex, being less shock sensitive and having more stable storage characteristics. It is approximately 1.35 times more powerful than pure TNT.


  • Density: 1.72 g/cm3
  • Velocity of detonation: 7,367 m/s[1]

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  1. ^ a b "A Critical Diameter Study of the Australian Manufactured Underwater Explosive Composition H6" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2015-09-25.