e. Charge, Demolition: Block, M118 (2-
(2) Uses. Block demolition charge M118 is
designed for use as a cutting charge, and espe-
cially for use against steel targets, The sheets
of explosive may be quickly applied to irregular
(1) Description. Block demolition charge
and curved surfaces, and are easily cut to any
M118 (commonly called Flex-X or sheet explo-
desired dimensions, Block demolition charge
sive) is a block of four 1/2-pound sheets of a flex-
M118 may be used for small breaching charges
ible explosive packed in a plastic envelope,
but should not be used as a bulk explosive
Included in each box of 20 charges M118 is a
charge because of its high cost.
package of 80 blasting cap holders M8. Each
sheet of explosive has a pressure-sensitive adhe-
(3) Advantages. The flexibility and adhe-
sive tape attached to one surface.
sive backing of the sheets allow them to be rap-
idly applied to a large variety of targets, The 1/2-
pound sheets may be cut to desired dimensions,
and may be applied in layers to achieve desired
thickness. It is not affected by water and may
be used in underwater demolitions.
Exact explosive contained in charges
M118 will vary with manufacturer. At
Adhesive tape will not
PETN as the basic explosive while oth-
adhere to wet surfaces or frozen surfaces.
ers use RDX. Charges of future manu-
facture may include still other explo-