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"Boom goes the detonite!"
―Languss Tuno[2]

Detonite was the standard explosive substance in the Galactic Empire.


The result of a detonite bomb

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, detonite was the standard explosive charge used in the galaxy.[1]

Detonite was a putty-like explosive which is fairly stable, detonating only when charged with electricity, extreme radiation or tremendous kinetic energy, though after a shelf life of 10 years it would explode more easily. It was commonly formed into small fist-sized cubes and used for both civilian and military demolitions. Very tiny detonite charges - sometimes known as micronite - were also used in pyrotechnics and more precise engineering applications.[3]

The detonite was used in grenades, particularly the C-22 fragmentation grenade[4] and MM-40 thermal charge.[5] Sale of detonite without a permit was a serious crime.



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