DEMOLITION/DESTRUCTION TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
(2) One 1/2 pound charge near the lower end of
(3) One 1/2 pound charge on pump drive housing.
Over priming lever opening.
(4) One 1/2 pound charge touching cylinder wail and
(5) One 1/2 pound charge on lower cylinder, on upper
side of injector cover.
b. Demolition by Weapons Fire. Fire on the hammer
with the heaviest practicable weapons available aiming
at fuel tank, fuel pump intake, and exhaust ports.
Other Demolition Methods
a. Scattering and Concealment. Remove all easily
accessible parts such as the injector assembly, fuel
lube pump, and hydraulic transmitter system.
Scatter them in foilage, bury them in dirt or sand, or
throw them in a lake, stream, well, other body of water.
b. Burning, Pack rags, clothing, or canvas around the
hammer and open drain plugs in fuel and lube tanks to
allow slow leakage. Pour gasoline, oil, or diesel fuel over
this material and ignite.
c. Submersion. Totally submerge the hammer in a body
of water to provide water damage and concealment.
Salt water will do greater damage than fresh water.
All operators should receive thorough training in
the destruction of the hammer. Refer to FM 5-25.
Simulated destruction using all of the methods listed
above, should be included in the operator training
It must he emphasized in training that
demolition operations are usually necessitated by
critical situations when time available for carrying
out destruction is limited. For this reason it is
necessary that operators be thoroughly familiar
with all methods of destruction without reference to
this or any other manual.
Demolition by Explosives or Weapons Fire
a. Demolition by Explosives. Place the following charges
and detonate them simultaneously with a detonating
cord and a suitable detonator. Refer to figure above.
(1) two 1/2 pound charges on fuel and lube tank.