(a) Break car seal securing wire twist lock or
b. Setup of kit(s)
hasps on shipping container and remove car seal.
If available, a sallee closer (see RPSTL)
Connection of blasting machine to field
should be used to open (or resecure) wire-
firing lead is the last operation prior to
bound box loops. If a sallee closer or a
firing. To avoid premature connection and
screwdriver and pliers is/are not available,
firing, operator in charge will have the
the screwdriver blade of a cap crimper maybe
blasting machine with him at all times.
used but NEVER use the crimper as a pliers
or wire cutter.
As with all ammunition containing electro-
(b) Unfasten wire loops or open hasps along
edge of container and lift up top of container.
(c) Open barrier bag by slitting edge (cut
transporting or operating the M180
edge that has more area) and remove sufficient
Demolition Kit in the vicinity of operating
packing materials so that demolition circuit wooden
television, radio, radar, etc. transmitters.
subpack and kit can be lifted out.
(d) Carefully lift out demolition circuit
The radio frequency (RF) energy emitted by
wooden subpack and place on ground.
these transmitters can fire the EEI under
(d.1) Check the integrity of the warhead
some circumstances even with the shorting
mount to the tripod by inspecting the clamp and
devices in place. For example, do not
tripod parts and/or other serious damage and by
operate or transport the kit within 100 feet
attempting to rotate the warhead in the clamps.
(30 meters) of an operating walkie-talkie.
If the warhead is loose or the mounting hardware
Figures. for safe distances from various
seriously damaged, repack and return the kit as
powered transmitters are given in TM 9-
unserviceable to the ammunition supply point (ASP)
The defective kit must be reported on an Ammuni-
1300-206, Appendix C.
tion Condition Report (ACR).
(e) Carefully lift out kit and place on ground.
(f) Cut nylon straps or tape to free
Never set up or attempt to fire the M180
(g) Remove rocket motor from pack and
(or any other electrically-initiated,
carefully set it aside.
directly-operated demolition circuits)
(h) Make sure rocket motor's yellow-tagged
during periods of impending or active
safety plug is securely in place,
e l e c t r i c a l storms.
(i) Remove all polyethylene spacers and
dessicant pucks from kit. Open subpack (remove
(1) Transport each kit to its target point:
nylon straps) and check that all components are
recommended method of transport is by vehicle.
present and intact. Leave each demolition circuit in
(2) Obtain equipment listed in paragraph 2-
(4) Assemble and erect each tripod as follows:
3a or table 2-2.
Before completing steps below, assure that
The yellow-tagged safety plug is a shorting
packing materials are not wedged in the
cavity of the shaped charge.
d e v i c e for the kit's electro-explosive
initiators and must be in place when
(a) Align lower and upper sections of support
working in the area of an assembled kit or
legs (fig. 2-4).
when a rocket motor is being handled. The
safety plug must be removed prior to tiring.
Support legs may come apart when the tripod
is raised. This can be eliminated by taping
the sections together at the joint.
I f the safety plug is lost or missing, a
(b) Insert lower sections of support legs into
s a f e t y plug (the original or one from pre-
upper sections, assuring a snug fit.
viously fired kit) should be installed as
(c) Mate lower section of launch leg to upper
section, assuring that aligning pin is fully seated in
soon as possible. Do not handle a kit
without a safety plug any longer than
(d) Set base of launch leg on target point (fig,
Do not transport a kit without
a safety plug any long distance.
If kit is being used to make a vehicle obstacle
crater (paragraph 2-3b (1) (a)), launch leg
must be positioned so that the base o f
Packing of the M180 and M270 kits is