DESCRIPTION OF DEMOLITION MATERIALS
encased in a clear plastic container with a threaded cap
well in each end. Bulk explosive may be obtained by
cutting open the plastic container. It is used where a
a. In this manual, the term demolition materials
high brisance, powerful plastic explosive capable of
means those explosive charges and incendiaries,
being shaped is required. Composition C-4 is moldable
together with necessary accessories, that are
between -70° and +170° .
deliberately placed for the express purpose of disposing
of (demilitarizing) unserviceable or excess serviceable
munitions. Such materials include explosive charges,
explosive initiating devices designed for use with such
charges, explosive and non-explosive mechanical
devices, and apparatus such as instruments, tools, and
equipment used with charges for performing various
b. This chapter contains descriptions of demolition
materials specified for demilitarization/disposal use in
this manual. Table 4-1 summarizes the characteristics
of the explosive charges and initiators. Accessories and
tools are listed in Table 4-2.
4-2. DEMOLITION EXPLOSIVE CHARGES
Figure 4-1. M5A1 demolition charge.
(2) Charge, demolition, block, M112 (fig. 4-
detonation demilitarization procedures are described in
2). This is a 1-1/4 pound charge of composition C-4
detail in FM 5-25, TM 91375-213-12, and as follows:
packed in a 2x1x11 inch mylar-film container (bag)
(1) Charge, demolition, block, M5A1 (fig. 4-
1). This is a 2-1/2 pound charge of composition C-4
Table 4-1. Leading Characteristics, Explosive Charges, and Initiating Devices.
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