ricocheting projectiles which may occur incidental to
(2) Observance of
120. Method No. 1 Destruction by Demolition
a. Planning for simultaneous detonation, prepare five 2-pound
charges of EXPLOSIVE, TNT (two l-pound blocks or equiva-
lent per charge together with the necessary detonating cora
Place the charges as follows:
to make up each charge).
(1) Set the first c h a r g e
t h e left front a x l e
(2) Set the s e c o n d charge on the right front axle and trun-
(3) Set the third charge
t h e left rear a x l e
(4) Set the fourth charge on the right rear axle and trun-
( 5 ) S e t t h e fifth c h a r g e o n t h e g o o s e n e c k .
b. C o n n e c t t h e f i v e c h a r g e s f o r s i m u l t a n e o u s d e t o n a t i o n w i t h
c. Provide for
a misfire. For priming, either a nonelectric blasting cap crimped
to at least 5 feet of safety fuse (safety fuse burns at the rate
of 1 foot in approximately 4 seconds; test before using) or an
electric blasting cap and firing wire may be used.
fuse, which contains black powder, and nonelectric blasting caps
must be protected from moisture at all times. The safety fuse
blasting cap requires
C a u t i o n : Keep
fuse separated from the charges until required for use.
Note. For the successful execution of methods of destruction involving the
use of demolition materials, all personnel concerned will be thoroughly fa-
miliar with the pertinent provisions of FM 5-25. Training and careful
planning are essential.
d. Destroy the tires by placing an incendiary grenade under
each tire. Fire the grenades. The detonation of the explosive
e. D e t o n a t e
ing cap and safety fuse, ignite and take cover.
with electric blasting cap, take cover before firing the charges.