Composition H6


Composition H6 is a castable military explosive mixture composed of the following percentages by weight:[1]

H6 is used in a number of military applications, notably underwater munitions (e.g. naval mines, depth charges and torpedoes) where it has generally replaced torpex, being less shock-sensitive and having more stable storage characteristics. It is approximately 1.35 times more powerful than pure TNT.


  • Density: 1.72 g/cm3
  • Velocity of detonation: 7,367 m/s[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "A Critical Diameter Study of the Australian Manufactured Underwater Explosive Composition H6" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2015-09-25.