C8 Blasting Block


A C8 Blasting Block is a common demolitions device consisting of a block of C8 plastique, allowing it to be molded into any shape and affixed to nearly any surface. C8 is the explosive of choice for Inner Sphere organizations, as it is very stable and can be dropped or even set on fire without exploding. It is however expensive and requires the use of a special detonator, commonly found as part of a demolition kit, in order to explode. Since they are designed to cut through or destroy buildings and vehicles these demolition charges are relatively contained to avoid wasting energy, decreasing their blast range by half in comparison to similar weapons.[1]



Item: C8, Blasting Block
Equipment Rating: D/B-B-B/D
Armor Piercing/Base Damage: 7X/10A
Range: -
Shots: 1
Cost: 50
Affiliation: -
Mass/Reload: 1kg
Notes: -4AP/-4BD per meter



  1. Classic BattleTech RPG, p. 137
  2. A Time of War, p. 278