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Fallout 2Plastic explosives
Fallout: New VegasC-4 plastic explosive
Fallout TacticsPlastic explosives
Fallout: BoSCut contentPlastic explosives
This is an overview article, focusing on background information and cross-game comparisons.

Plastic explosives are high explosives in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout Tactics and a cut content weapon in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.


Plastic explosives was used for decades prior to the War as a mining tool, and is still useful for removing inconvenient nature. Like its more primitive cousin, dynamite, plastic explosives are both a tool and a weapon. Typically made from a powerful explosive like Semtex or RDX, with a plasticizer, they are a very stable and malleable compound. Plastic explosives can be rigged to explode with either remote or timer detonators, and can be detonated with other high explosives.


Cordex plastic explosives

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Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2

A military wad of Cordex, with a timer that can be set for up to 3 minutes in 10-second increments.

M112 demolition charge

Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A package of four individual 1.25 pound bricks of standard military grade composition C-4 explosive bundled together with duct tape and a crude rope handle, and a remote detonator.

Plastic explosives

Mini-FOT Logo.pngThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and is not canon.
FOBoSLogo.pngThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and is not canon.

A package of plastic explosives in an off white wrapper, with a yellow and red label stating "C-4 Caution High Explosive" that appeared in Fallout Tactics. Plastic explosives was cut from Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel at some point during development.