Figure 4-4. M37 demolition charge assembly.
(5) Other excess munitions and explosives.
(2) Charge, demolition, chain, M1. The M1
chain demolition charge consists of eight 2-1/2 pound
Other excess munitions and explosive items scheduled
75-25 Tetrytol charges strung on detonating cord and
for demilitarization may be used as demolition charges
packed one chain per haversack.
and in priming techniques to save stocks of Demolition
Charge Assemblies M37 and M183, and prevent waste.
(3) Charge, demolition block, M2 (fig. 4-6)
In addition, other small explosive items scheduled for
The M2 block demolition charge contains 2-1/2 pounds
disposal may be mixed in with the main charge for the
of 75-25 tetrytol with a tetryl booster pellet and a
most cost-effective operation.
The use of such
threaded cap well cast in each end. Each block is
explosives requires that fragments be of no
wrapped in olive-drab, asphalt-impregnated paper; the
consequence, that adequate area is available, that there
blocks are packed 8 per haversack.
is adequate time to set up the priming arrangement, that
(4) Charge, demolition, block, 8 pound TNT.
the substitutes contain sufficient explosive charge, and
The eight pound TNT block demolition charge is packed
that the operating personnel have sufficient technical
one per sealed waterproof barrier wrapper.
information to safely initiate these other substitute
demolition items. Initial tests should