Like its more primitive cousin, dynamite
, plastic explosives
is both a tool and a weapon.
In this case, "plastic explosive" takes the form of a large wad of Cordex, a military-grade blasting agent. It has been fitted with a blasting cap, itself wired to a timer. Although an antenna projects from the detonator assembly, there is no provision for remote detonation. Plastic explosive is, pound for pound, more powerful than dynamite, and sports a wider blast radius. Correspondingly, plastic explosive is more expensive than dynamite.