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Parent topics

  • Boobytrap [r]: An improvised destructive device, not necessarily explosive, whose destructive property is triggered by an action of the victim [e]
  • Explosives [r]: Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin. [e]


  • Combat engineer [r]: Ground combat troops trained and equipped to improve the mobility of one's own side by breaching enemy obstacles, building bridges, etc.; blocking enemy mobility with barriers, demolition, mine warfare, etc. [e]

Improvised explosive chemicals

  • Urea nitrate [r]: An explosive that can be made from some preparations of urea fertilizer, more powerful than ammonium nitrate-fuel oil, and which was used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; its conversion requires access to concentrated nitric acid [e]
  • Triacetyl triperoxide [r]: A dangerously unstable but relatively easy to make -- if accidental explosion is avoided -- explosive for terrorist use in liquid or solid form; contains no nitro groups making it hard to detect by many sensors; precursors are relatively commonly available commercial chemicals [e]


Other related topics

  • Mine (land warfare) [r]: A destructive device used in land warfare, which waits passively for a target and then detonates due to some action or physical property of the target; in general usage, mines are purpose-built while improvised explosive devices are not [e]
  • Ambush [r]: A military action of short duration, in which the side preparing it creates a tactical situation in which the enemy will move into an area where he will suffer the most damage. [e]