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Molotov Cocktails Answered

How explosive are molotov cocktails? How loud are they?

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clax1227
clax1227

9 years ago

I find the bottle's from snapple bottles work realy well just drill a hole through the cap they work really good

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tickytickytackytac
tickytickytackytac

14 years ago

Molotov Cocktails are very, very explosive. Even a small Molotov's explosion is strong enough to take down whole skyscrapers. As a pyrotecnician,we all know that gasoline/kerosine is a HIGH EXPLOSIVE. Whats even more dangerous is the flying glass pecies which fly at bullet speeds all over the place.The can go as far as 2 miles.

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teaaddict314
teaaddict314

Reply 14 years ago

gasoline is not explosive unless its ignited under pressure

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thefonz101
thefonz101

Reply 12 years ago

Nothing is explosive unless ignited under pressure, thats the definition of explosion, something that is ignited under pressure. Yay for Mythbusters!

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

High explosives don't require pressure (containment). Molotovs are more incendiary than explosive.

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thejrb
thejrb

Reply 13 years ago

Your thinking of diesel. Wow i havn't seen lemonie and lasvegas for a while now but now they've posted in the same thread.

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 14 years ago

Gasoline, in liquid form, is not explosive under pressure.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 13 years ago

Oh no it's back, I thought we'd heard the last of it...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH. GASOLINE AND KEROSINE ARE NON-FLAMMABLE UNTIL THEY VAPORISE, FOR GASOLINE, INSTINTANEOUSLY, KEROSINE, FOREVER. YOU'VE WATCHED TO MUCH TV, YOU CAN'T BLOW UP A SKYSCRAPER WITH A MOLTOV. THE CAR BOMB AL QUEIDA SET OF IN THE TWIN TOWERS DIDN'T DESTROY IT. NO WONDER YOUR'E AN EX PYRTECHNICIAN, YOU WERE FIRED FOR HAVING YOUR HEAD UP YOUR ARSE YOU MOSQUITO LARVAE
PS:
CUT THE CRAP, WE ALL KNOW YOU ARE 13

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 13 years ago

inaccurate... Gasoline and kerosene are very flammable in their liquid forms. They're not explosive. Although, both have relatively low evaporation points and produce explosive fumes very quickly.

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IlluminatedAntichrist
IlluminatedAntichrist

Reply 14 years ago

TickyTACKY, I doubt you are a pyro, gasoline is NOT a high explosive, it's not even an explosive, it is just very flammable.It's a high energy component but it is not explosive (exept if you add some oxidiser such as ammounium nitrate) but molotovs can't even cuase an explosion strong enough to bring down a small house, it's more likely fire will bring it down.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 14 years ago

He's not a pyrotechnician, I just wonder whether this is a 5 year old, or someone pretending to be one(?) Spelling and punctuation is quite good, so I'm thinking 'pretending', but why? L

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 14 years ago

Yes. Gasoline is not explosive. The fumes of gasoline are. The fumes of one cup of gasoline has the explosive power about the equivalent of one stick of dynamite.

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IlluminatedAntichrist
IlluminatedAntichrist

Reply 14 years ago

Yup, it kinda works like flour or sawdust, if it is piled up, it won't explode, but if it is suspended in the air, it burns in an explosive fashion. BTW- Do you mean fumes that equal to 1 cup of liquid gasoline, or fumes emitating from one cup of liquid gasoline?

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reeding
reeding

13 years ago

if you've ever burned your hand with the rag (i haven't but some people have) try using tampons

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Razortape
Razortape

13 years ago

Cocktails are pretty friggin dangerous. If the rag isn't tight in the bottle, then the lingering fumes in the bottle will ignite and the gas will shoot out like a gyser. Seen it happen on riot video. Happens before the bottle leaves the thrower's hand.

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curve12
curve12

13 years ago

I am not a pyrotechnicians but I've worked directly with a number of them on various projects in Hollywood. If you need to ask YOU SHOULD NOT BE PLAYING WITH THEM WITHOUT AN EXPERT PRESENT!!

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CameronSS
CameronSS

14 years ago

The concept of a Molotov cocktail is that a glass jar, jug, or bottle filled with a flammable liquid is thrown at a solid object with a burning wick stuffed in the mouth. When it hits, the glass shatters, and the liquid runs out, and is instantly ignited by the wick. There generally isn't an explosion, just a lot of flames and broken glass.

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IlluminatedAntichrist
IlluminatedAntichrist

14 years ago

Molotov cocktails are not explosives. They don't even explode. They just break and burn. Even firecrackers are louder. Molotovs suck.

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teaaddict314
teaaddict314

Reply 14 years ago

GET A HOBBY lol...beside bombs, explosives,guns, bullets, and molotovs lol

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IlluminatedAntichrist
IlluminatedAntichrist

Reply 14 years ago

Hey George Bush, guess what I'm making? WMDs! (kidding) Anyway, if you don't like my hobby, then you don't need to get involved with it. Why don't you just ignore me? Aye?

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teaaddict314
teaaddict314

Reply 14 years ago

i dont like your hobby because your going to get yourself killed....and as a human being im obligated to try to stop you!!!!

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IlluminatedAntichrist
IlluminatedAntichrist

Reply 14 years ago

Well,too bad, cuase I'm going to continue,but I appreciate your concern.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

14 years ago

Ever smashed a bottle? Yup, about that loud. This is coming from experience, too.

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lemonie
lemonie

14 years ago

As a thought exercise, define how explosive and loud your favorite firework is. And I mean something more than 'very', on a scale for example. The true answer to your question is to experiment and find out...