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Section VIII. COMBINING METHODS
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CHAPTER 3
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR DESTRUCTION OF CHEMICAL
WEAPONS AND DEFENSE EQUIPMENT
Section I.
3-1. Special Instructions.
d. Mechanical Means.  These procedures are
a. General. Special instructions in this chapter
are divided into two sections. Section II covers chemical
described in paragraph 2-8.
e. Demolition.
weapons and support equipment. Section Ill covers
The special instructions for demo-
lition of an item describe where to place explosive
chemical defense equipment.
charges and indicate the size of each charge required.
b. Priorities for Destruction. In most cases,
Accompanying illustrations show where these points
chemical weapons and support equipment will be de-
are located. (These procedures are described in para-
stroyed before chemical defense equipment. However,
graph 2-11.)
if equipment is to be burned using thickened flame fuel
f. Fire. The special instructions for destruction by
(para 2-13), flamethrowers and flame service equip-
fire consist of burning combustible supplies by building
ment to support this operation will not be destroyed until
fires and burning individual items using incendiary gre-
the burning mission is completed. Protective equipment
nades. In general, incendiary grenades placed and ignited
such as masks, hoods, and collective protective equip-
over the same locations as demolition (explosive) charges
ment required for protection of casualties will be either
retained or destroyed last. The decision whether to de-
will burn the critical components of the equipment. (These
procedures are described in paragraph 2-14.)
stroy this protective equipment will be made by the
g. Gunfire. Gunfire is listed as an alternate, hasty
division or higher commander. The priorities for de-
method of destruction. Gunfire includes the use of
struction of critical components are listed for each item
flamethrowers and incendiary rockets which employ
of equipment, as applicable in Sections II and III.
thickened flame fuel to start fires and burn equipment
c. Preferred Methods of Destruction.  Separate
(para 2-14). (These procedures are described in para-
paragraphs in each section provide the special instruc-
graph 2-17.)
tions for applying the preferred methods of destruction
h. Improper Operation,  Procedures for improper
to each item or group of items. Chemical items not
operation of specific equipment are included where
specifically covered by these instructions should be de-
applicable. (These procedures are described in para-
stroyed in accordance with procedures for destruction of
graph 2-20.)
similar items. Only the preferred methods and specific
i. Use of Natural Surroundings. Burial, scatter-
warnings are listed for the items, General procedures
ing, and hiding are the preferred procedures for dispos-
and warnings for each of these methods are covered in
ing of radioactive materiel to prevent use by the enemy.
Chapter 2. Other methods or a combination of methods
(These procedures are described in paragraph 2-23.)
may be used as described in Chapter 2.
Section Il. CHEMICAL WEAPONS AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
3-2. Chemical Weapons Installed on Vehicles or
SERVICE UNIT, FLAME THROWER, TRACKED
Aircraft. Destroying the vehicles will destroy the fol-
VEHICLE MOUNTED: M45
lowing items:
SERVICE UNIT, FLAME THROWER, TRUCK
MOUNTED: M4A2
FLAME THROWER, MECHANIZED, MAIN ARMA-
SMOKE GENERATING SUBSYSTEM, HELlCOPTER:
MENT: ABC-M10-8
M52
LAUNCHER, GRENADE, SMOKE: Screening,
RP, M239
3-3. Compressor Unit, Reciprocating: Flame
LAUNCHER, GRENADE, SMOKE: Screening,
Thrower, 3 1/2-cfm, AN-M4, AN-M4B, AN-M4C, and
RP, M243
AN-M4D.
LAUNCHER, GRENADE, SMOKE: Screening,
RP, M250
a. Priorities for Destruction:
LAUNCHER, GRENADE, SMOKE: Screening,
(1) Engine cylinder
RP, M257
(2) Compressor cylinders
LAUNCHER, GRENADE, SMOKE: Screening,
(3) Carburetor
RP, M259
(4) Fuel tank
3-1

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