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A chunk of Cordex, a military brand of plastic explosives. Highly stable, very destructive. Includes a timer.”— In-game description, Fallout
Plastic explosive is, pound for pound, more powerful than dynamite, causing 40-80 points of damage, and sports a wider blast radius. Correspondingly, plastic explosive is more expensive than dynamite.
Plastic explosive is harder to come by when scrounging, but military facilities often have at least a few charges in stock. Most shops do not carry plastic explosives, even if they carry dynamite. In terms of shopping, the best bet is to try higher-end weapons shops. Along with their big-ticket guns may be a few bundles of plastique. Plastic explosives are also used to blast open the door in the Temple of Trials.