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Definition of the noun Amatol

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noun - plural: amatols

  1. A high explosive made from a mixture of ammonium nitrate and trinitrotoluene


Amatol is a highly explosive material made from a mixture of TNT and ammonium nitrate. The British name originates from the words ammonium and toluene. Similar mixtures were known as Schneiderite in France. Amatol was used extensively during World War I and World War II, typically as an explosive in military weapons such as aircraft bombs, shells, depth charges, and naval mines. It was eventually replaced with alternative explosives such as composition B, torpex, and tritonal.

  • also known as 阿馬托

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Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

The explosive amatol is a mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT, which explodes violently on detonation.

Google previewIndustrial Hygiene and Chemical Safety

Amatol is an explosive mixture of TNT with ammonium nitrate (50 to 80%). It is a white smoke-giving explosive. (b) Pentolite ( a ...

Google previewThunder Over the Horizon (2006)

From V-2 Rockets to Ballistic Missiles by Clayton K. S. Chun

Amatol is a compound composed of 60 percent ammonium nitrate and the remainder TNT. The V-2's manufacturers had a choice of warhead explosives. One concern re- volved around internal temperatures that could have ignited the ...

Google previewThe 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds (2007)

A Reference Guide by Richard Leroy Myers

Amatol is a mixture containing between 40% and 80% ammonium nitrate and TNT. Pentolite is a mixture of PETN (pentaerythritol tetranitrate) and TNT. Another common explosive mixture is RDX (cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine) and TNT.

Google previewExplosion at Morgan (2012)

The World War I Middlesex Munitions Disaster by Randall Gabrielan

Amatol is a mixture of ammonium nitrate and trinitrotoluene, usually in proportions of 80/20 or 50/50 with the first figure the number of parts of ammonium nitrate and the second the parts of TNT. The finding of and at times creating new sources ...

Google previewElements of Ordnance (1938)

A Textbook for Use of Cadets of the United States Military Academy by Thomas Jay Hayes

Amatol is a mixture of TNT and ammonium nitrate, NH4NO3. Because of the shortage of toluene during the World War and the more plentiful supply of ammonium nitrate, the mixture was developed as an emergency measure and proved to be ...

Google previewA Survey of the Forensic Sciences (2011)

by Randall Skelton

Amatol is a mixture of TNT and ammonium nitrate; ammonal is a mixture of powdered aluminum with TNT, charcoal, and ammonium nitrate; RDX is a mixture of hexamine and TNT; and pentolite is a mixture of pentaerythritol tetranitrate and ...

Google previewU.S. Army Improvised Munitions Handbook (2012)

by Department of the Army

Description: Amatol is a high explosive, white to buff in color. It is a mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT, with a relative effectiveness slightly higher than that of TNT alone. Common compositions vary from 80% ammonium nitrate and 20% ...

Google previewAir Service Information Circular (1920)

AmatoLAmatol is an explosive mixture of T. N. T. and ammonium nitrate and has ...

Google previewA Soldiers Handbook, Volume 1: Explosives Operations (2007)

by Jared Ledgard

Amatol. Amatol is a mixture ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of World War I (1998)

by Ian V. Hogg

Amatol A high ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

amatol. A high explosive consisting of a mixture of ammonium nitrate and trinitrotoluene. amber. A yellow or reddishbrown fossil resin. The resin was exuded by certain trees and other plants and often contains preserved insects, flowers, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2008)

by John Daintith

amatol. A high explosive consistingofa mixture of ammonium nitrate and trinitrotoluene. ambident. Describing a chemical species that has two alternative reactive centres such that reaction at one centre stops or inhibits reaction at the other.

Google previewA dictionary of applied chemistry (1922)

by Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe

Amatol. In this country the mixtures of ammonium nitrate and ' trotyl ' are known as ' Amatol.' The mixtures are used in various proportions designated by a fraction of which the percentage of ammonium nitrate is the numerator, for example, ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott


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Small photo of Number 36 Mills Pattern Grenade. With bottom plate for 303 grenade launcher. Introduce in May 1918 by the British. Filled with Amatol 80/20. The most successful British grenade made. More...

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Scrabble value of A1M3A1T1O1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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