b. Weapons Fire. Fire on the welding ma-
4-6. Demolition to Render the Welding
chine with the heaviest practical weapons
a. Demolition by Mechanical Means. U s e
sledge hammers, crowbars, picks, axes, or
other heavy tools which may be available to
a. Scattering and Concealment. Remove all
destroy the following:
easily accessible part such as the magneto,
(1) Magneto and engine block.
fuel and oil lines, starter and solenoid, and
(2) All fuel and oil lines.
through dense foliage, bury them in dirt or
sand, or throw them in a lake, stream, or
(5) All controls and instruments.
other body of water.
b. Demolition by Misuse. Perform the fol-
b. Burning. Pack rags, clothing, or can-
lowing procedures to render the welding ma-
vas under and around the unit. Saturate the
packing with gasoline, oil, or diesel fuel and
(1) Drain the radiator and engine block.
Pour sand, gravel, nuts, bolts, and screws into
c. Submersion. Totally submerge the weld-
the radiator, oil filler pipe, fuel tank, and
ing machine in a body of water to provide
water damage and concealment. Salt water
(2) Remove the belts and block the emer-
will do greater damage to metal parts than
gency operations switches in the run position.
Operate the engine until failure occurs.
All operators should receive thorough training
in the destruction of the welding machine
(FM 5-25). Simulated destruction, using all
of the methods listed above, should be in-
ing charges as the situation permits and det-
cluded in the operator training program. It
onate them simultaneously with a detonating
must be emphasized in training that demoli-
cord and suitable detonator.
tion operations are usually necessitated by
critical situations when time available for
and engine block.
carrying out destruction is limited. For this
reason. It is necessary that operators be thor-
oughly familiar with all methods of destruc-
tion of equipment, and be able to carry out
generator and engine block.
demolition instructions without reference to
this or any other manual.