Section II. DEMOLITION TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
98. Authority for Destruction
When capture or abandonment of the filter unit to
the enemy is imminent, the responsible unit commander
makes the decision to destroy the equipment or to render
it inoperative. Based on this decision, orders are issued
which cover the desired extent of demolition. Whatever
method of destruction is employed, it is essential that the
same parts and corresponding repair parts for all filter
units are destroyed.
99. Preferred Demolition Methods
in combination, are the most effective methods to
employ. Listed below are the vital parts in order of
priority of demolition for each preferred method. In each
case, completion of the first two steps will render the unit
inoperative. Completion of the additional steps will
further destroy the unit.
Figure 22. Placement of charges.
many of the following charges of TNT or equivalent as
100. Other Demolition Methods
the situation permits and detonate them simultaneously
If the situation prohibits use of the preferred methods of
with detonating cord and a suitable detonator:
demolition, use the methods listed below, either alone or
(1) A 1/2-pound charge in the air inlet of the
a. Demolition by Incendiary Grenades. Place and
(2) A 1/2-pound charge in the air inlet of the
fasten AN-M14 incendiary grenades (TM 9- 1330-200) at
the points where explosive charges would be placed (fig.
Note. The above charges are the minimum
22). Attach a wire or rope lanyard to the pull ring of each
requirements for this method.
grenade and trail the lanyards along the ground for a
(3) A ½ pound charge on the engine cylinder.
safe distance. Straighten the safety pin on each grenade
(4) A ½ pound charge in the air outlet of the
and fire grenades by pulling the lanyards.
b. Demolition by Weapons Fire. Fire on the filter
(5) A ½ pound charge under the canister.
unit with tile heaviest weapons available.
b. Demolition by Mechanical Means. Use sledge
c. Demolition by Scattering and Concealment.
hammers, crowbars, picks, axes, or any other heavy
Remove all easily accessible parts, such as filters, the
tools which may be available to destroy the following
manifold hose, the air inlet and outlet groups, and the
carburetor. Scatter them through dense foliage, bury
(1) The engine cylinder.
them in dirt or sand, or throw them in a lake, stream,
(2) The filters.
well, or other body of water.
The above steps are minimum
d. Demolition by Burning. Pack rags, clothing, or
requirements of this method.
canvas under and around the canister and hose groups.
(3) Tile carburetor.
Saturate this packing with oil or diesel fuel, and ignite
(4) The blower group.
with incendiary grenades.
(5) The air inlet and outlet groups.
e. Demolition by submersion. Totally sub-