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1 American Engineer Explosives in World War One

Desert Publications 1990 


46 p. stapled pamphlet, ISBN = 0879472635 
Price: 19.95 USD

2 Bomb Threat and Search Techniques


Price: 12.00 USD

3 Chemistry of Powder and Explosives

Davis, Tenny L, and Davis, Tenney Lombard Angriff Press 1972 913022004 Hard cover

New Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 512 p. 

A rare find for the ordnance expert or advanced pyrotechnist, supplying info on the modes of behavior of explosives substance and the phenomena, both chemical and physical, which they exhibit. Chapters include Properties of Powder, Dynamite and Other High Explosives, Nitromines and Related Substances, Primary Explosives, Detonators and Primers. 51/2x81/2, hardcover, 490pp. 
Price: 24.95 USD

4 CIA Field Expedient Methods for Explosives Preparations

Delta Press: Desert Publications 


This book covers the preparation of explosives from the most common and accessible items. Included are complete step-by-step procedures on how to make such things as picric acid from aspirin. For academic study only. 5 3/8 x 8 1/2, softcover, 25 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD

5 Cia Field Expedient Preparation of Black Powders

Delta Press: Desert Publications 


Authored by the U.S. Government. Centuries after it was introduced, black powder still remains a useful commodity, both as a propellant and as an explosive. It is so useful, in fact, that in this day and age of nuclear warheads and lasers, the CIA undertook a study to determine the best methods for the manufacture of black powder. 5.5 x 8.5, softcover, illus., 32 pages. 
Price: 22.00 USD

6 CIA Improvised Sabotage Devices



Price: 19.95 USD

7 Complete Instructions on How to Build Undetectable Hand Grenades

Feuer, Eigene Desert Publications 879471697 


32 p. stapled pamphlet 
Price: 19.95 USD

8 Explosives and Propellants From Commonly Available Materials

Desert Publications 

New 56 p. 

Another great book from the Golden Era of Improvised Munitions at Frankfort Arsenal, with in depth coverage of: Manufacturing Black Powder from Field Grade Potassium Nitrate, Improvised Primary High Explosive, Optimized Procedure for Field Manufacture of Improvised Detonators and more. Loaded with illustrations and tables. 81/2x11, 56 pp., softcover. 
Price: 19.95 USD

9 Firecracker Cookbook

Arkansas Desert Publications Large Staple Pamphlet


38 p. stapled pamphlet; A well written guide on how to safely make and use homemade firecrackers and other salutes, plus triangle firecrackers, delayed ignition devices, UFO s, rocket aerial bombs, flashlight torpedoes, contract explosives and carbide cannons. Construction with both commercial and homemade cases and fuses are covered. Proper safety precautions, testing methods, and the use of firecrackers are thoroughly explained. Large 81/2"x 11 format, softcover, 38 pgs. 
Price: 19.95 USD

10 How to Destroy Bridges

Paladin Press Paladin Press 1988 873644859 Illustrated. other


Stapled Pamphlet 24 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 19.95 USD

11 Improvised Batteries and Detonating Devices

New 53 p. 

This booklet covers the science of improvised batteries and generators plus detonating test results, plans and descriptions for an electronic triggering device for boobytrap perimeter defense applications. 5 x 8.5, 53 pages, illus., softcover. 
Price: 19.95 USD

12 Improvised Munitions Black Book

El Dorado, AR Desert Publications 1982 879472049 Trade paperback

New v. : ill.; 28 cm. Includes Illustrations. 

This book was the first in a series produced for the CIA & Special Forces at Frankford Arsenal in the late 1960 s. The goal was to develop methods whereby CIA & Special Forces personnel could make explosives & Munitions in the field, using commonly available materials. The information was then issued in small, loose leaf notebooks to field personnel. This volume s 3 sections cover: Explosives & Propellants, Mines & Grenades, Small Arms Weapons & Ammunition. 51/2x81/2, softcover, illus., 145pp. 
Price: 16.95 USD

13 Improvised Munitions From Ammonium Nitrate

Desert Publications 879472189 

New 40 p. 

Ammonium Nitrate, Available in fertilizer, can serve as the basic ingredient for a very effective improvised explosive. Preparation of the Ammonium Nitrate, evaluations of sensitizers, variables affecting sensitivity and alternate initiation methods are all covered. 51/2x81/2, softcover, 40pp., Illustrated 
Price: 19.95 USD

14 Improvised Munitions Handbook Volume 1

Arsenal, Frank Delta Press 


Compiled by Frankford Arsenal, these unique manuals referred to by clandestine agents as the blackbooks of dirty tricks, are the most sought after, heretofore impossible to obtain Army Manuals. Includes revealing chapters on improvised Explosives & Propellants; Mines & Grenades; Small Arms Weapons & Ammo; Mortars & Rockets; Incendiary Devices; Fuses; Detonators & Delay Mechanism. Describes how to manufacture rocket launchers, recoilless rifles and much, much more! ! ! A must for the ordnance expert and Military Buff! ! 51/2x81/2, Illus. 
Price: 9.94 USD

15 Improvised Munitions Handbook Volume 2

Arsenal, Frank Delta Press 


IMPROVISED MUNITIONS Handbooks Compiled by Frankford Arsenal, these unique manuals referred to by clandestine agents as the blackbooks of dirty tricks, are the most sought after, heretofore impossible to obtain Army Manuals. Includes revealing chapters on improvised Explosives & Propellants; Mines & Grenades; Small Arms Weapons & Ammo; Mortars & Rockets; Incendiary Devices; Fuses; Detonators & Delay Mechanism. Describes how to manufacture rocket launchers, recoilless rifles and much, much more! ! ! A must for the ordnance expert and Military Buff! ! 51/2x81/2, Illus. 
Price: 9.94 USD

16 Improvised Shaped Charges

Desert Publications 

New 28 p. 

A result of tests at Frankfort Arsenal, this book provides an in-depth look at how and why improvised shaped charges can be the most effective against armored targets. The construction of improvised shaped charges using Coke bottles, martini glasses, and wine bottles is covered, along with photographic evidence of the effectiveness of these charges. Even today, it represents state-of-the-art demolitions technology at its best. 51/2x81/2, softcvr, 28 pgs, illus. 
Price: 21.95 USD

17 Nitroglycerine & Nitroglycerine Explosives

Naoum, Phokion & Symmes, E.M. Angriff Press 1998 913022462 Hard cover

New 469 p. 

Nitroglycerine, or Nobel s blasting oil, is one of the most powerful compounds ever developed. This book is the official English translation from author Phokion Naoum Ph.D., Director of Scientific Laboratories, Alfred Nobel Dynamite Company, Hamburg Germany. It covers the basic elements and theory of this explosive mixture and the applications for use. This is the comprehensive collection of the studies and testing of Nitroglycerine. 5.5 x 8.5, photos, illus., indexed, hardcover. 
Price: 35.00 USD

18 Principles of Improvised Explosive Devices

DeForest, M J Paladin Press 1984 873642880 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). 69 p. Contains: Illustration 

This book, one of the fabled Paladin Press series, was originally apparently a British EOD manual written in the late 70's. Repackaged under another title, it is an excellent beginners' book for those interested in Improvised Explosive Disposal, especially first responders. In vivid detail are the various methods of fuzing and firing IED's. The second half discusses the use of detanating cord to open suspect packages, as well as the results of testing a 'new' IEDD tool, the 12 gauge shotgun. 
Price: 39.95 USD

19 Professional Home Made Cherry Bombs & Other Fireworks

Abursci, Joseph Desert Publications 1979 879475420 

New 44 p. stapled pamphlet 

Don t throw away those old boxes and paper bags! With the aid of this book you can turn them into some great firecrackers, cherry bombs, thunderbolts, and other salutes. Instructions for mixing powder, making cases from scrap cardboard and all other steps are clearly explained and illustrated with numerous photos. A must for every pyrotechnic library. 51/2x81/2, softcover, 44pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD

20 Setting Fires With Electrical Timers: An Earth Liberation Front Guide-E.L.F.

Cascadia Fireant Collective 2001 


37 p. 
Price: 5.00 USD

21 Simple Salutes: A Professional Guide to Safe Firework Construction

Cole, Thomas Ed El Dorado, AR Minute Man Publications 1983 


28 p. stapled pamphlet 
Price: 14.95 USD

22 Special Forces Demolitions


Price: 19.95 USD

23 Terrorist Explosives Handbook: Manual of the Irish Republican Army

McPherson, Jack Desert Publications 

New 31 p. 

A concise intelligence report on IRA bomb compaigns throughout Great Britain. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of the battle between the world's most durable urban guerilla movement and the counter-insurgency experts of the British military. Includes information on improvised explosives, delay devices, homemade mortars, letter bombs, incendiaries, car bombs, mine warfare and British counter measures. 5.5 x 8.5, 31 pages, photos, softcover. 
Price: 19.95 USD

24 The Butane Lighter Hand Grenade

Folgarelli, Mike El Dorado, AR Desert Publications 1995 879471441 Stapled Pamphlet


20 page stapled pamphlet; How to turn a disposable butane lighter into a self contained shrapnel-throwing hand grenade with a time delay fuze system. The process is clear and simple. No special tools are required. (Warning: It is illegal to manufacture any explosive device unless prior approval by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is obtained. ) 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, 19 pages, illustrations and soft cover. 
Price: 14.95 USD

25 The Poor Man's Primer Manual

Dmitrieff, George B. Trade Paperback

Brand New 

This work details the production of primers from a commercial prospective and then in the final chapter gives comprehensive instructions on how to produce small quantities of primers in a laboratory or home environment. The book covers the process of creating the necessary materials (priming mixes), primer component reconditioning, and development and procurement of the basic tools. These topics are detail in a manner that the student can readily understand both on a practical and academic level. 8.5 x 11, 244 pages, illus., softcover. 
Price: 24.95 USD

26 The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Primer Cookbook

Pugliese, Michael A. Trade Paperback

Brand New 

This fascinating book compiled for academic use only, in a time of limited resource this book could be invaluable. The information in this book helps the reader to understand the secrets of producing your own primer material. From its basic beginings in muskets & flint lock handguns & rifles,..to primers in modern weapon ammunition. Detail photographs and illustrations guide you through the steps in this easy to understand book. Softcvr, 5x 7, 85 pgs. 
Price: 19.95 USD

27 Two Component High Explosive Mixtures & Improvised Shaped Charges

Arkansas Desert Publications Stapled Pamphlet

New 70 p. 

Yet another result of research at Frankfort Arsenal, the material contained in this volume never reached our overt and covert operatives before the program was phased out. The emphasis in these tests was to produce extremely powerful, yet easily made explosives by combining two compounds which separately were very safe to handle. One of the resulting explosives covered, Astrolite A-1-5, is the world s most powerful non-nuclear explosive. 51/2"x81/2", softcvr, 28 pgs, illus. 
Price: 19.95 USD


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