Pyrotechnics, Rocketry & Explosive Science

Explosives Handbooks

explosive bookThese handbooks contain a broad range of information on low, high and primary explosives. They may include additional information on pyrotechnics and rocketry type reactions. Casings are discussed as well as most other topics falling under the explosives umbrella.

Generally it can be assumed that if any book appears in this category, it can be considered as taking a holistic approach to explosives in general.

Within our collection of explosives books we’ve tried to cater to our broad reader-base, and where you should start depends on your experience and knowledge you’re looking for.

The very hard-to-find Encyclopedia Of Explosives And Related Items is a perfect place to start reading up on explosives, explosive chemistry and associated knowledge. For those looking for explosives in context, several of our military handbooks detail the more practical side of explosives applications.

Only the highest quality publications have been chosen to appear in this collection. 

 

Our Premium Electronic Books on Explosives Handbooks:

A Field Guide To Manufactured Explosives

A Field Guide To Manufactured Explosives

Here is a complete, modern guide to making 45 different explosives for unconventional warfare applications. Includes vital safety guidelines, step-by-step procedures, a breakdown of explosive components, explosives to avoid, a useful glossary and more. For academic study only.

A Review of Energetic Materials Synthesis

A Review of Energetic Materials Synthesis

Heterocycles generally have a higher heat of formation, density, and oxygen balance than their carbocyclic analogues. This study will concentrate on the synthesis of heterocycles.

A Small-Scale Screening Test For He Performance: Application To The New Explosive Llm-105*

A Small-Scale Screening Test For He Performance: Application To The New Explosive Llm-105*

Describes a smallscaletest that permits a preliminary characterization of the performance of a new explosive using only a few grams of material. We have performed the test on several explosives in common use.

Blaster's Training Manual

Blaster's Training Manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide the average prospective user with a structured, understandable, illustrated manual in the handling and use of explosives.

Chemistry and Technology of Explosives Vol. 1-4

Chemistry and Technology of Explosives Vol. 1-4

The four ‘Chemistry and Technology of Explosives’ Volumes represent one of the single most comprehensive and reliable sets of information on the wide field of explosives. This information is presented in an easy to read format with extensive use of “plain-english”. A perfect start for one wishing to gain a thorough and wide ranging understanding on the chemistry and technology of explosives.

Encyclopedia Of Explosives And Related Items

Encyclopedia Of Explosives And Related Items

The most complete, comprehensive, and thorough reference textbook ever written on explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, and ammunition. No other work on explosives published after this Encyclopedia even comes close to the level of information it contains.

Evaluation Of New Explosives And Explosive Mixtures

Evaluation Of New Explosives And Explosive Mixtures

Evaluation Of New Explosives And Explosive Mixtures provides an excellent overview to explosives and methods for which to evaluate and test them.

Explosives and Demolitions

Explosives and Demolitions

This course handbook teaches how to determine the amount of explosives needed to form abatis obstacles, remove tree stumps, and cut timber using internal tamped, external tamped, and ring charges. It includes all formulas for four common explosives.

Explosives and Explosions Powerpoint

Explosives and Explosions Powerpoint

Explosives, Explosions and Propellants Powerpoint presentation. This powerpoint presentation covers a range of explosives, propellants and their explosive effects.

Explosives Explained

Explosives Explained

Contains a large array of explosive recipes and syntheses for a range of high explosives, primaries and low explosives. Well formatted and easy to read.

Explosives: Nature, Use, Effects, And Applications

Explosives: Nature, Use, Effects, And Applications

The purpose of this handbook is to provide a general understanding of the nature of explosions and explosives. It is intended not as a textbook or technical manual, but as a source of background information for police, security, and other law enforcement officials finding themselves involved in the prevention and control of the illegal use of explosives.

Field Expedient Methods for Explosives Preparation

Field Expedient Methods for Explosives Preparation

Field Expedient Methods for Explosives Preparation takes explosive synthesis to the field. This handbook is designed primarily for the combatant under pressure and in need of explosives with minimal resources.

Gerald L. HURST's Chemistry and Explosives

Gerald L. HURST's Chemistry and Explosives

Gerald L. Hurst, AKA Jerry (Ico), is a Cambridge Ph.D. chemist with experience in explosives and fire-related matters, having been Chief Scientist of the Atlas Powder Company, the then largest explosives manufacturer in the U.S.: he developed the trade secret formulas for Liquid Paper (Gillette), patented the so-called “Mylar” balloons (the metallized helium balloons found in super- markets), Astrolite A-1-5 (coinventor) and the best-known Kinepak binary explosive. He has an extensive forensic experience in arson/murder cases dating back 30 years: much of his present work involves the analysis of fires and explosions to determine the cause and origin.

High Explosives and Propellants

High Explosives and Propellants

Considers the manufacture and application of commercial explosives and their accessories.. Deals with the fundamental aspects of the subject and considers the basis of the design and performance of explosives. Accounts of military explosives and their uses are also included..

Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives

Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives

This is a must have for those people interested in explosives. It teaches how to safely handle, store, and use explosives. It also teaches the set-ups for fusing and demolition techniques. There is also a section for use on breaching steel, timber, trees, mining, creek diversion and stump removal.

Improvised Munitions Black Books Vols. I, II, and III

Improvised Munitions Black Books Vols. I, II, and III

Improvised Munitions Black Books Vols. I, II, and III. Material on explosives, rockets, chemical mixtures, how to build devices, and how to aquire ingredients, whatever your specific interests in improvised munitions is, you’ll find it in this series of books.

Improvised Munitions Handbook (Improvised Explosive Devices or IEDs)

Improvised Munitions Handbook (Improvised Explosive Devices or IEDs)

U.S. Army technical manual on making explosives, sabotage devices, firearms, etc. from available materials. Chapter include: Explosives and Propellants; Mines and Grenades; Small Arms Weapons; Mortars and Rockets (for example: a cardboard container grenade launcher); Incendiary Devices; Fuses; Detonators and Delay Mechanisms. Illustrated.

Kitchen Improvised Plastic Explosives, Blasting Caps and Fertilizer Explosives

Kitchen Improvised Plastic Explosives, Blasting Caps and Fertilizer Explosives

This collection of books by Tim Lewis present tried and true home production methods for various military grade plastic explosives out of commonly available materials, the production of blasting caps to detonate these explosives, and fertilizer explosives as as alternative.

Military Explosives And Demolitions

Military Explosives And Demolitions

The purpose of this manual is to provide technical information on explosives used by United States military forces and their most frequent applications.

Ordnance And Explosives Response

Ordnance And Explosives Response

This manual provides the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel with the procedures to be used to perform engineering and design activities for all phases of Ordnance and Explosives (OE) response actions.

Selectable Initiation Shaped Charges

Selectable Initiation Shaped Charges

Several initiation-based selectable detonation techniques have been developed to allow shaped charge warheads to achieve not only deep penetration, but also to exhibit enhanced lethality effects against light armored targets, geologic materials and in a variety of demolition applications. This paper demonstrates all aspects of this explosives development and testing.

The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives

The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives

Originally published in 1941-1943, this book contains both Volume I and Volume II. Although primarily aimed at chemists and students of explosives, Davis includes much on black powder and fireworks. In addition, there are chapters on smokeless powders, high explosives, detonators, and primers. Well illustrated, many photographs, numerous pyrotechnic formulas. 502 pages.

Warheads – Royal School Of Artillery Basic Science & Technology

Warheads – Royal School Of Artillery Basic Science & Technology

This document dissects the warhead and missile in an illustrated, basic approach. This paper also deals with such specifics as types of explosive used, computer system and engine.




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