M4 flame fuel thickening compound

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M4 flame fuel thickening compound is a nonhygroscopic thickener, adi-acid aluminum soap of isooctanoic acids derived from isooctyl alcohol or isooctyl aldehyd, which are obtained from the oxidization of petroleum.[1] M4 is used in fire bombs and incendiary weapons.


  1. ^ Department of the Army, Military Explosives Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine., TM 9-1300-214, September 1984

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