Section II. DEMOLITION OF MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
wiring. Use a heavy axe or machete to cut the power
Authority for Demolition
cable. Cut all cords and cables in a number of places.
be used to prevent the enemy from using or salvaging
this equipment. Demolition of the equipment will be
accomplished only upon the order of the commander.
incendiary devices. Use these items
only when the need is urgent.
Methods of Destruction
c. Burn. Bum the technical manuals first.
Bum as much of the equipment as is flammable; use
Any or all of the methods of destruction given below may
gasoline, oil, flame-throwers, and similar materials. Pour
be used. The tactical situation and the time available
gasoline on the cut cables and internal wiring, and ignite
will determine the method to be used when destruction
it. Use incendiary grenades to complete the destruction
of equipment is ordered. In most cases, it is preferable
of the unit.
to demolish completely some portions of the equipment
rather than partially destroy all the equipment.
demolition or to cause maximum damage, before
burning, when time does not permit complete demolition
a. Smash. Use sledges, axes, hammers, and
by other means.
Powder charges, fragmentation
crowbars to smash the interior parts of the set.
grenades, or incendiary grenades may be
Incendiary grenades will be most effective
(1) Remove the chassis from the set.
destruction of small parts and wiring is desired. For
Use the heaviest tool on hand to smash the connectors,
quick destruction of the TS-716/U, open the chassis and
meter, knobs, switches, inverter, and printed- circuit
drop an incendiary grenade into the interior. Get away
from the unit after the grenade is placed.
e. Dispose. Bury or scatter the destroyed
parts, or throw them into nearby waterways. This is
microphone, and spare parts.
particularly important if a number of parts have not been
b. Cut. Use axes, wirecutters, machetes, and
similar tools to cut the cabling, cording, and