Tough Stuff

The U.S. Army Ordnance Department is getting set to mass-produce an explosive that may prove as shattering as the "new and highly secret" ammunition Great Britain recently put to work (TIME, Nov. 10). Whether in fact the Army's new explosive is identical with the British blaster, the Ordnance Department is not saying, but it does admit that its mysterious new stuff wallops 40% harder than TNT, hitherto the strongest bursting charge in general use.

When the potent new explosive goes into mass production, it will head an impressive list of U.S. military explosives. Chief items: TNT, amatol (a mixture of...

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