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There are four types of Soviet detonating cords, all of which can be detonated by the No.8 blasting cap.
They are all issued in 50m (164ft) coils that are packed in a wooden box.
A 50meter coil contains about 0.7 kg (1.5lbs) of explosives.
The table below gives the characteristics of each type.



TYPE :   COLOR :   COMPOSITION :   DIAMETER :  RATE OF DETONATION :  
DSh 34  Red  Tetryl71.5-73% Fulminate of Mercury 28-26.5%, Gelatin 0.5%  6mm (0.23 in)   5,100 m/sec (16,800 ft/sec)  
DSh 36 (DSh 40)   Red  Hexogen 100%   6mm (0.23 in)   7,600 m/sec (24,900 ft/sec)  
DSh 39  Red  Hexogen Tetryl Fulminate of Mercury  6mm (0.23 in)   6,500 m/sec (21,300 ft/sec) 
DSh 43   White (w/2 red threads) or red   PETN 100%  6mm (0.23 in)   6,500 m/sec (21,300 ft/sec) 


TYPE :   SENSITIVITY :   GENERAL DESCRIPTION :  
DSh 34   Insensitive to small arms fire; damaged by moisture   Casing is of fabric and waterproof composition  
DSh 36 (DSh 40)  Insensitive to small arms fire and shock   Casing is of cotton fabric and waterproof composition  
DSh 39   Insensitive to small arms fire, will function under water after periods of immersion   Casing is double linen or jute with waterproof composition  
DSh 43   Insensitive to small arms fire, will function under water after periods of immersion up to 10 hours   Casing is cotton fabric and waterproof composition