Minol (pronounced mine-ol) is a military explosive developed by the
Minol-1: 48% TNT, 42% ammonium nitrate, and 10% powdered aluminium. Minol-2: 40% TNT, 40% ammonium nitrate, and 20% powdered aluminium. Minol-3: 42% TNT, 38% ammonium nitrate, and 20% powdered aluminium. Minol-4: 40% TNT, 40% ammonium nitrate & potassium nitrate (90/10), and 20% powdered aluminium.
Since the 1950s, Minol has gradually been superseded by more modern PBX compositions, due to their superior explosive yield and stable storage characteristics. As a result, Minol is regarded as obsolete. Generally, any Minol-filled munitions encountered will be in the form of legacy munitions or unexploded ordnance dating from before the 1960s. See also
Amatol Composition H6 Hexanite Torpex Tritonal
^ Boyars, Carl (March 29, 1973). Minol IV A new explosive (PDF). Naval Ordnance Library. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
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