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Section VI. DESTRUCTION BY IMPROPER OPERATION
TM 43-0002-31
(a) Trail Ianyard for each grenade from up-
wind position at least 10 meters (11 yards) along the
ground to the equipment to be burned.
(b) Wire incendiary grenade in upright posi-
tion over essential part.
(c) Tie lanyard to pull ring on grenade
(fig 2-4). Make sure lanyard is slack.
(d) Use pliers to straighten safety pin on
grenade. Make sure pull ring is on side leading to other
end of lanyard.
(e) Move back 10 meters from equipment
and pull lanyards hard to remove safety pins, release
levers, and ignite incendiary grenades.
(f) Take cover immediately after
starting fires.
f. Malfunctions Involving Ammunition. Report as
prescribed in AR 75-1 and TM 9-1300-206.
Figure 2-4. AN-M14 Incendiary Grenade Rigged
with Lanyard.
Section V. DESTRUCTION BY GUNFIRE
2-15. Gunfire.
individual and unit weapons and related ammunition,
Selection of the weapons to be used depends upon time
a. Destruction by gunfire consists mainly of firing
available, type and quantity of weapons and ammuni-
ammunition from weapons so as to hit and destroy the
tion available, and type and quantity of equipment to be
equipment. Gunfire is used when there is not enough
destroyed. To obtain best results when destroying
time to destroy the equipment by mechanical means or
equipment by gunfire, some of the types of weapons
fire or when explosive demolition materials are not
and ammunition that can be used are:
available.
a. Flamethrowers projecting thickened flame fuel
b. It is hard to directly hit small items with gunfire.
Some items may escape damage serious enough to
b. Rocket launchers launching incendiary rockets
prevent enemy use. Several hits may be needed to
(para 2-13) or antitank rockets.
completely destroy essential parts of equipment or
c. Grenade launchers launching high explosive
supplies.
grenades.
c. Gunfire creates a hazard of ricochets. Surface
d. Machine guns firing incendiary cartridges.
danger zones must be observed by all personnel when
e. Tanks firing antitank cartridges.
gunfire is used to destroy equipment.
f. Self-propelled guns and howitzers firing high
explosive rounds.
2-16. Required Materials for Gunfire. Materials
g. Artillery firing high explosive rounds.
required for destruction of equipment by gunfire include
2-8

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