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Munitions and Explosives

Explosives and Demolitions

FM 5-25

Chapters on demolition materials and accessories, firing systems both electrical and non-electrical, calculation and placement of charges, timber cutting, steel cutting, breaching charges, cratering and ditching, safe handling and storage procedures plus much more.  Well illustrated.  A must have for Navy Seals, Rangers and Special Forces Operators.


186 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Improvised Munitions Handbook

TM 31-210

Written for the special forces in Vietnam, this is the how to book that all others try to copy.  Fully illustrated.

Chapters Include:

  • Explosives and Propellants
  • Mines and Grenades
  • Small Arms Weapons and Ammunition
  • Mortars and Rockets
  • Incendiary Devices
  • Fuses, Detonators & Delay Mechanisms
  • And More!


256 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Incendiaries Manual

TM 31-201-1

This manual was written for US Army Special Forces to be used in the field. It covers all aspects of incendiary systems including the incendiary devices, means for igniting them, techniques for their use, methods of improvising them, and sources of material supply.  Chapters on incendiary systems, tools and techniques, ignitors, fuse cord, improvised string fuse and others improvisions, sugar-chlorate fire fudge, subigniter for thermite and many others.  Also has information on incendiary materials such as napalm (improvised), paraffin sawdust, fire bottles and much more.  Lots of illustrations


155 Pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Military Explosives Manual

TM 9-2900

Chapters cover the manufacture and granulation of smokeless powder, storage and inspection.  Also the manufacture of black powder, packing, inspection and storage.  WIth photographs and illustrations.  Designed for military personnel.


36 Pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Pyrotechniques Chapter 3, The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives

By:  Terry L. Davis

Chapters include pyrotechnic mixtures, railway fuses, parade torches, lances, rockets, roman candles, pinwheels, mines, bombshells, toy caps and much more.  Illustrations and photographs.  Designed for military personnel.


124 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Two Component High Explosive Mixtures and Improved Shaped Charges


The same book that is sold by other companies for double the money...  This book has the techniques and formulas for making two component explosives.  It also has illustrated techniques and procedures for placing and using shaped charges in specialized operations.  Photos and illustrations.


32 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

Unconventional Warfare Devices/Techniques - References

TM 31-200-1    April 1966

This book covers incendiary systems, explosives, small arms, chemical additives and many more items that are used by Special Forces and others in the field.  Very well illustrated and uses simple to understand language.


Chapters Include:

  • Incendiary Systems
  • Explosives
  • Application of Explosives
  • Small Arms
  • Harmful Additives – Chemical Materials


    234 Pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"