Science: Block-Busting Secret

The U.S. Army gave chemists a clue to the shattering power of blockbuster bombs dropped on Germany in the past few months. The clue is hexamine, one of the ingredients in the explosive with which blockbusters are packed for quick and shattering destruction.

Use of the new explosive was announced to newsmen last week at the award of an Army & Navy "E"' pennant to a Du Pont plant at Perth Amboy, N.J., where hexamine is made. The other ingredients of the explosive are secret, but the Army described its properties: it explodes faster and...

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