American Ordnance LLC, operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, produces the M112 Demolition Block for the U.S. Military and other State Department approved customers.
USE: This block demolition charge is used for cutting, breaching and other explosive ordnance disposal activities. The charge is moldable and is especially suited for cutting irregularly shaped targets. The adhesive backing allows the charge to be attached to any flat, clean, dry surface.
DESCRIPTION: The M112 demolition charge block consists of 1.25 pounds of Composition C-4 with taggant packed in a Mylar wrapping with a pressure sensitive adhesive tape on one surface.
Weight: 1.25 lbs
Filler: Composition C-4
American Ordnance LLC, operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, produces the M58 & M59 Mine Clearing Charge (MICLIC) for the U.S. Military and other State Department approved customers.
USE: Engineer units employ the MICLIC in response to minefield breaching requirements. It is effective against conventionally fuzed mines and when detonated it provides a lane 8 meters by 100 meters. The charge is 350 feet long and contains 5 pounds per linear foot of Comp C-4 explosive.
DESCRIPTION: The M58 and M59 Mine Clearing Charge consists of 700 charge assemblies assembled to a nylon rope. The rope assembly is coiled inside a metal container that can be trailer mounted for transport.
Complete Charge (less rocket)
Type: Mine Clearing
Weight: 2800 lbs
Explosive Filler: Comp C-4 (1800 lb)
American Ordnance LLC, operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, produces the M231 & M232A1 Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS) for the U.S. Army and other State Department approved customers.
USE: MACS is a replacement system for 155mm propelling charges offering simplified logistics and reducing environmental impact at a lower cost. The MACS, a modular rigid propelling charge system, was developed for use in all currently fielded 155mm was developed for use in all currently fielded 155mm howitzer systems, both self-propelled and towed.
DESCRIPTION: The MACS is based on the classical unicharge design, i.e., bi-directional center core ignition, granular propellant contained in a rigid combustible case, etc. The design features allow MACS modules to be both manually and automatically handled, and to meet future artillery automatically handled, and to meet future artillery needs.
American Ordnance LLC, operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, produces the 40 pound cratering charge for the U.S. Army, Marines, and other State Department approved customers.
USE: The 40 pound cratering charge is used for cratering and ditching operations. Because of the large amount of explosive in convenient form, they may also be used in destroying building and fortifications and overturning bridge abutments.
DESCRIPTION: The 40 pound cratering demolition charge is a watertight cylindrical metal container with approximately 39 pounds of H-6 explosive in its interior. A semicircular handle is located at the top of the container for handling the charge or lowering it into a hole.
Length: 20 in
Weight: 43 lbs
Filler: Composition H-6