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A warhead is an explosive device used in military conflicts, used to destroy enemy vehicles or buildings.

Typically, a warhead is delivered by a missile, rocket, or torpedo. It consists of the explosive material, and a detonator.

The types of warhead are:

The types of explosive are:

Often, a biological or chemical warhead will use an explosive charge for rapid dispersal.

The types of detonators are:

See also: guidance system.