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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not really
    5lb of aerosolized gasoline would be better

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any dry dust can be combustable if the right conditions are met.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One of my relatives used to work in a paper mill and told me sometimes the paper dust builds up in the air and flashes all the way down the line when something ignites it. Scares you the first couple times but looks pretty cool.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EODgay
    Nope.
    The dust 'explosion' of just organics like fine flour are very low energy and slow - basically just a rolling fireball, similar but weaker than a room filled with domestic gas from a leak or unlit stove igniting.
    Military FAE use higher-energy compounds like ethylene oxide or actual HE dust that actually detonate but again theyre dispersed and most of the effect is the wide pressure wave and the oxygen in confined spaces being consumed.
    >they also require good detonation timing between the kicker charge to lift and mix the dust into the air, then the secondary detonation to ignite the air/dust mix while its at peak concentration before it disperses too much to propagate.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Look closely at your picture.
      Not only are the windows still flat not even flexing, but the red-white safety tape is still just hanging under gravity not moving.
      It looks 'hollywood' but achieves nothing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Would it work better with aluminum powder?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Slightly but its still just a slightly more rapid oxidation depending on your particle size, not breaking-bonds like an actual explosive.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The better use of AL powder is to compound it into explosives, then it boosts the shockwave by reacting with the explosive product gasses boosting their pressure by giving higher temperatures.
        e.g. Torpex is RDX/AL - the RDX detonates but then the AL reacts in the hot gas cloud for a larger stronger gas-bubble under the target ship.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    today, OP learned the difference between "conflagration" and "detonation"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah yeah I know, brisance and all that.
      still might make a good incendiary.

      EODgay
      Nah, biggest blast I was at was 40t at 5km, closest was 2 105mm HE at 5 metres from a pit, plus other fun like aircraft door breeching practice, and my hearing is still 100% no tinnitus
      >earpro is goodshit
      I sleep like a baby.

      so hearing loss is a myth

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not even an incendiary, it flashes so quickly and with such low energy that it only ignites the most flammable items.

        Active Ear-pro used properly works.
        Squishy plugs are still shit.
        Faking tinnitus for a few extra pension points is easy to do, unless they do actual bone-conduction tests not just the cheap 'push the button at the beep'.
        morons who go without ear-pro to be Heroes deserve all the tinnitus they get.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good? no
    bomb? yes

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man, explosion is so cool

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it gets old when you cant sleep

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can't be more wrong. Best sleep ambiance ever.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        EODgay
        Nah, biggest blast I was at was 40t at 5km, closest was 2 105mm HE at 5 metres from a pit, plus other fun like aircraft door breeching practice, and my hearing is still 100% no tinnitus
        >earpro is goodshit
        I sleep like a baby.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah when I used to shoot tannerite targets, I'd put a cheap bag of flour on top of the tannerite canister. WAY bigger fireball and a cool two-stage effect where the tannerite gives the boom, then the flour ignites and gives the whooompf.

    Stopped doing it after I set a 30 meter diameter grass fire and had to scramble to control it.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flour mills would regularly explode from the dust in the air.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They actually did explode regularly in the past. Safety protocols have improved a lot, but accidents still happen.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Grain elevators still occasionally kaboom too.

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