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Almost all the common explosives listed here were mixtures of TNT, RDX or PETN. Please note that this is only a partial list; there were many others.

Name Composition
Amatol Ammonium nitrate and TNT
Baronal Barium nitrate, TNT and powdered aluminium
Baratol Barium nitrate and TNT
Composition A 88.3% RDX and 11.7% plasticizer
Composition B RDX, TNT and wax
H-6 45% RDX, 30% TNT, 20% powdered aluminium and 5% wax
Minol 40% TNT, 40% ammonium nitrate and 20% powdered aluminium (Minol-2)
Octol 75% HMX (cyclotetramethylene-tetranitramine) and 25% TNT
Pentolites 50% PETN and 50% TNT
Picratol 52% Picric acid and 48% TNT
PIPE 81% PETN and 19% Oil
PTX-1 30% RDX, 50% tetryl and 20% TNT
PTX-2 41-44% RDX, 26-28% PETN and 28-33% TNT
PVA-4 90% RDX, 8% PVA and 2% dibutyl phthalate
RIPE 85% RDX and 15% Oil
Tetrytols 70% Tetryl and 30% TNT
Torpex 42% RDX, 40% TNT and 18% powdered aluminium
Trialen 105 15% RDX, 70% TNT and 15% powdered aluminium (Luftwaffe)

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