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German WW2 Baratol 750gr Engineer Explosive Block (Inert)

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SKU:
721WWS
Condition:
New
  •  750 gr charges (not actual weight)
  •  approximate SIZE: 11"X 2"X 0.5"
  •  wood & card stock core construction
  • Expertly Handcrafted Replica
  •  Made in the USA
  •  INERT DISPLAY ITEM/TRAINING AID

    Baratol was an explosive made of a mixture of TNT and Barium nitrate, with a small quantity (about 1%)[1] of wax used as a binder. TNT typically makes up 25-33% of the mixture. Because of the high density of barium nitrate, Baratol was a density charge.

    Baratol was used as the "slow" compound in the explosive lenses of early atomic bombs with Composition B often used as the "fast" explosive component. Atomic bombs like those detonated in 1945 at Trinity, the Soviet Joe 1 in 1949, and in India in 1972, used Baratol and Composition B.

     Our German Baratol blocks are INERT training aids, or for reenactor use. Also a nice Pioneer display item.