Point blank firing at equipment with weapons should
not be attempted unless the safety of all personnel
in the area is assured.
c. Gunfire. Fire on equipment with the heaviest weapons avail-
able, aiming at the major assemblies and controls. Although one well
placed direct hit may render the equipment inoperative, several hits
may be required for complete destruction of all components. For
additional information on procedures for destruction of equipment to
prevent enemy use, refer to TM 750-244-3.
(1) Select the best available site for administrative
storage. Separate stored equipment from equipment in use. Con-
spicuously mark the area "Administrative Storage".
(2) Covered space is preferred. When sufficient covered
space for all items to be stored is not available, priority should be
given to items which are most susceptible to deterioration.
(3) Open sites should be improved hardstand, if available.
Unimproved sites should be firm, well-drained, and kept free of
(1) Store equipment so as to provide maximum protection
from the elements and to provide access for inspection, maintenance
and exercising. Anticipate removal or deployment problems and take
(2) Take into account environmental conditions, such as
extreme heat or cold; high humidity; blowing sand, dust, or loose
debris; soft ground, mud, heavy snows, earthquakes, or combinations
thereof and take adequate precautions.
(3) Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate fire-
fighting equipment and personnel.
(4) For further information, refer to TM 740-90-1