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    1 1/4 Lb Demolition Charge.

    I ask for information on this 1 1/4Lb demolition charge. How was it used?
    It looks USA but was it used also by British and Australian army ? Made in which country?

    Brown card empty pack marked: Charge Demolition Comp B 1 1/4LBS Mk4.
    Reverse is marked: PP2 over V. 79. (1979?)

    Dimensions: 157x79x36mm. (6 1/4 x 3 1/8 x1 1/2").

    The detonator hole is 5mm . The opposite larger hole is 32mm Diameter.

    1 1:4 Lb Charge a.jpeg1 1:4 LB Charge b.jpeg1 1:4 LB Charge c.jpeg

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    The British had Slab Demolition CE/TNT 1 lb and the dimensions were different. Before that was the Dem Slab TNT 1 lb and before that the Slab Dem Guncotton Wet 1 lb. After that plastic explosive in mouldable stick form was used, along with a range of specialised EOD charges.
    This looks like a US slab.

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    heres a photo I took which is part of a collection.you can see the same charge in the photo at the top.this one has a british type paper label which says SLAB CHARGE and some other info
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    the label reads SLAB/TNT

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    Very interesting slabs. Mine has a yellow stripe. The other one in collection is blue stripe.
    I thought it may have been Australian as letters over a V usually are Aussie. Comp B I know is USA explosive.
    What fits into the large hole?

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    A 1oz Primer from the tin to the left on the picture?.

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    Kiwieod's item would appear to be "Slab, TNT, 1 1/3 lbs Mk.1.

    Comp B is an American designation, the British would show it as RDX/TNT. I suspect your item is a local pattern produced when Australia was gaining 'ordnance independence' from Britain.

    Try a PM to Pedro or Bombmonki who are both ex ATs (Australian)

    TimG

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