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Shaped Charge Explained

Shaped charge





Sectioned high explosive anti-tank round with the inner shaped charge visible



1: Aerodynamic cover; 2: Empty cavity; 3: Conical liner; 4: Detonator; 5: Explosive; 6: Piezo-electric trigger

A shaped charge is an explosive charge shaped to focus the effect of the explosive's energy. Various types are used to cut and form metal, to initiate nuclear weapons, to penetrate armor, and to "complete" wells in the oil and gas industry. A typical modern lined… Continue

Added by Chuck Boldwyn on April 27, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

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