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orders of, or policy established by, the army commander. When
in the possession of ordnance maintenance personnel, destruc-
tion
will
be
in
accordance
with
FM
9-5
and
the
information
below as applicable.
b. The
information
which
follows
is
for
guidance
only.
Cer-
tain
of
the
procedures
outlined
require
the
use
of
and incendiary grenades which normally may not be authorized
items for the vehicle. The issue of these and related materials,
and the conditions under which destruction will be effected,
are command decisions in each case, according to the tactical
situation.
Of the several means of destruction, those most gen-
erally applicable are-
Mechanical-Requires axe, pick mattock, sledge, crowbar, or
similar
implement.
Burning
-Requires
gasoline,
oil,
incendiary
grenades,
or
other flammables.
Demolition-Requires suitable explosives or ammunition.
-Includes
artillery,
machine
guns,
rifles
using
Gunfire
rifle grenades, and launchers using antitank
rockets.
Under  some
circumstances
hand
grenades may be used.
In  general,  destruction  of  essential  parts,  followed  by  burn-
ing,  will  usually  be  sufficient  to  render  the  materiel  useless.
However,
selection
of
the
particular
method
of
destruction
re-
quires imagination and resourcefulness in the utilization of the
facilities at hand under the existing conditions. Time is usually
critical.
c. If destruction to prevent enemy use is resorted to, the
materiel must be so badly damaged that it cannot be restored
to
a
usuable
condition
in
the
combat
zone
either
by
repair
or cannibalization. Adequate destruction requires that all parts
essential  to  the  operation  of  the  materiel,  including  essential
spare parts, be destroyed or damaged beyond repair,
How-
ever,
when
lack
of
time
and
personnel
prevents
destruction
of all parts, priority is given to the destruction of those parts
most difficult to replace.
Equally important, the same essential
parts must be destroyed on all like materiel so that the enemy
cannot construct one complete unit from several damaged ones.
d. I f d e s t r u c t i o n i s d i r e c t e d , d u e c o n s i d e r a t i o n s h o u l d b e g i v e n
(1)
Selection
of
a
point
of
destruction
that
will
cause
greatest obstruction to enemy movement and also pre-
vent  hazard  to  friendly  troops  from  fragments  or
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