Kit removed from shipping container.
Section III. SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING
To determine whether the temperature
a. General precautions for handling, transport-
of a kit lies outside the above safe firing
ing, storage and firing explosives are defined in
temperature limits, one cannot always go
TM 9-1300-206,TM 9-1375-213-12, and FM 5-25.
by the thermometer reading alone. At low
temperatures, the kit's temperatures will
The warning and caution safety require-
be close to that of the air temperature of
ments pertain to the tactical kit.
the area where it has been located for an
hour or two. At high temperatures, the
b. Even though the M270 contains no explo-
sun can quickly raise the temperature of
sives, it should be treated exactly as the live,
an exposed kit or an enclosed shelter
loaded tactical kit in training exercises. The
(such as a box-car) far higher than that
safety precautions warning and caution require-
of the outside air. A good rough method
ments are for your protection. Observing them
of determining whether a kit is too hot to
during training will prepare you to observe them
fire is to (carefully) touch the surface of
when operating the tactical kit.
the rocket motor. If you can keep your
hand on the surface without discomfort,
the kit is cool enough to fire.
a. Do not operate kits when kit temperature is
below -40° F (- 4° C) or above + 130° F (+ 54° C).
b. Do not store kits at temperatures below
The upper + 130° F (+ 54°0 limit must be strictly
40° F (- 40° C) or above + 140° F (+60° C).
adhered to for safe and reliable operation.
Change 2 1-15