two bags, four block demolition charges per bag and
and four priming assemblies. Total explosive weight
is 20 pounds. Each priming assembly consists of a 5-
placed in a canvas carrying case M85. One assembly
foot length of detonating cord with an RDX booster
is packed in the canvas carrying case and two
crimped to each end, and a pair of detonating cord
carrying cases are packed in a wooden box. The
gross package weight is 57 pounds. As stock is
clips M1 for attaching priming assembly to a
detonating cord main line. The demolition charge
depleted, this charge assembly will be replaced by
assembly is used primarily in breaching obstacles or
demolition charge assembly M183 (a above).
demolition of large structures where large charges
1-10. Dynamite: Military,
are required. Block demolition charges are packed in
two bags, eight block demolition charges per bag,
is an RDX based composite explosive. It is safer to
and placed in a canvas carrying case M85. One
store, handle, and transport than commercial
assembly is packed in the canvas carrying bag and
dynamite because it contains no nitroglycerine.
two bags are packed in a wooden box. The gross
Military dynamite M1 is packaged in -pound,
package weight is 57 pounds.
paraffin-coated, cylindrical paper cartridges. As
b. Charge Assembly, Demolition: M37 (fig. 1-12).
compared with TNT, the relative effectiveness (RE)
Demolition charge assembly M37 consists of eight
factor of military dynamite M1 is 0.92. Fifty sticks
block demolition charges M5A1 (comp C4) and two
of dynamite are packed per waterproof bag, two bags
priming assemblies M15. The total explosive weight
per wooden box, or 65 sticks of dynamit per carton,
is 20 pounds. Each priming assembly has two
two cartons per wooden box.
priming adapters M4A1 for attaching boosters into
b. Uses. Military dynamite M1 is for general use
charges. The block demolition charges are packed in