DEMOLITION OF WELDING SET TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
ulator and scatter them in dense foliage, bury
them in sand or dirt, or throw them in a lake,
When capture or abandonment of the weld-
stream, or other body of water.
ing set to an enemy is imminent, the responsi-
ble unit commander must make the decision
b. Burning. Pack rags, canvas, or clothing
either to destroy the welding set or to render
around and inside the welding set. Saturate
with oil, fuel oil, or gasoline and ignite.
it inoperative. Based on this decision, orders
are issued which cover the desired extent of
c. Submersion. Fully submerge the welding
destruction. Whatever method of demolition is
set in a body of water to provide water damage
employed, it is essential to destroy the same
and concealment. Salt water will damage metal
vital parts of all welding sets and all corre-
parts more than fresh water.
sponding repair parts.
64. Demolition To Render the Welding
All operators should receive thorough train-
ing in the destruction of the welding set. Re-
Use sledge hammers, crowbars, picks, axes,
fer to FM 5-25. Simulated destruction, using
or any other available heavy tool to destroy the
all of the methods listed above, should be in-
cluded in the operator training program. It
a. Welding gun assembly.
must be emphasized in training that demoli-
b. Argon gas regulator.
tion operations are usually necessitated by crit-
ical situations, when time available for carry-
d. Control panel assembly and controls.
ing out destruction is limited. For this reason,
it is necessary that operators be thoroughly
familiar with all methods of destruction of
65. Other Demolition Methods
equipment, and be able to carry out demolition
instructions without reference to this or any
a. Scattering and Concealment. Remove all
easily accessible parts such as the gun and reg-