Detonators are the heart of any viable high explosive and their reliability & effectiveness is key to successful demolition. This book was developed as a guide toward development of field expedient explosives for use in constructing efficient detonators. It covers detonator design involving the use of cartridge brass and copper pipe, primary explosives, & booster explosives such as picric acid & RDX. It is the perfect text for the advanced student of improvised munitions. 40 pgs, 5 x 8 illus. softcvr.