C-4 - Page 2




 
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March 19th, 2010  
SEEK100
 

Topic: RE: C-4


Ya'll got it right, even the compound.
December 15th, 2010  
sven hassell
 
 
Semtex is better. More bang per pound! Why dont western military use it ?
December 15th, 2010  
MikeP
 
 
While "shredding enemies" might be an occaisional use of explosives, C4 and similar stuff is used primarily as demolitions-like blowing trees, obstacles, bridges breaching and similar applications.
Claymore mines had C4 as a propellant, but I believe kinder gentler days may have rendered them un-PC.

I'm sure today we have improved and more effective explosives.
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December 17th, 2010  
LeEnfield
 
 
It was designed after C3 hence the name C4
December 17th, 2010  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sven hassell
Semtex is better. More bang per pound! Why dont western military use it ?
I believe some still use it, but there are better things around then Semtex now.

If I don't remember wrong Semtex has a detonation/explosive velocity of around +7.000m/s in unconfined space.
C4 has around 8.000-8.400m/s, depending on the mixture (there are a few almost identical explosives to C4 just with different names).
And here in Norway and a few other western countries HMX plastic explosive is pretty common for military use, with a velocity over 9.000m/s it's a pretty nice "toy" for demolition work.
March 2nd, 2012  
Jay
 
 
ah c-4, the lovable explosive that if used correctly can be controlled enough to breach a door and deadly enough to level a building. <3
August 23rd, 2012  
-- Dusty
 
 
Whatever happened to tactical nukes? If you're gonna do it, ya might as well make sure there aren't any witnesses!
August 30th, 2012  
m551sheridan
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay
ah c-4, the lovable explosive that if used correctly can be controlled enough to breach a door and deadly enough to level a building. <3
did you forget heating chow and water........ every woodsman who hunts should have a block or two.........
August 30th, 2012  
m551sheridan
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sven hassell
Semtex is better. More bang per pound! Why dont western military use it ?
can you use it for heating water? LRP (LURPS) rations are ugly if you don't have hot water - the *Chili* is ugly regardless of how you prepare it... it is best droped behind to let the enemy find it......... kills em off like rats, must be banned by the GConv as inhumane.
August 30th, 2012  
The Highway Man
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sven hassell
Semtex is better. More bang per pound! Why dont western military use it ?
Semtex - the explosive of choice for your average Irish republican terrorist.