ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
(3) Implementation plan. All units which possess air delivery equipment should have a plan for the
Implementation of destruction procedures.
(4) Training. All personnel who use or perform such functions as rigging, packing, maintenance, or
storage of air delivery equipment should receive thorough training on air delivery equipment destruction
procedures and methods. The destruction methods demonstrated during training should be simulated. Upon
completion of training, all applicable personnel should be thoroughly familiar with air delivery equipment
destruction methods and be capable of performing destruction without immediate reference to any publication.
(5) Specific methods. Specific methods of destroying Army materiel to prevent enemy use shall be
by mechanical means, fire or by use of natural surroundings.
b. Destruction by Mechanical Means. Air delivery equipment metal assemblies, parts, and packing aids
shall be destroyed using hammers, bolt cutters, files, hacksaws, drills, screwdrivers, crowbars, or other similar
devices to smash, break, bend or cut.
Exercise extreme care when using petroleum products to destroy equipment
by fire, as these materials are highly flammable.
c. Destruction By Fire. Items that can be destroyed by fire shall be burned. The destruction of
equipment by use of fire is an effective method of destroying low-melting-point metal items (e.g., side rails,
threaded portions of nuts and bolts, and platform sheeting). However, mechanical destruction should be
completed first, whenever possible, before initiating destruction by fire. When items to be destroyed are made
of metal, textile materials (or some comparable low combustible material) should be packed under and around
the items, then soaked with a flammable petroleum product and ignited. Proper concentration of equipment
which is suitable for burning will provide a hotter and more destructive fire
d. Destruction By Use of Natural Surroundings. Small vital parts of assemblies which are easily
accessible may be disposed of as follows: Disposal or denial of equipment to an enemy may be accomplished
through use of natural surroundings. Accessible vital parts of assemblies may be removed and scattered
through dense foliage, buried in dirt or sand, or thrown into a lake, stream, or other body of water. Total
submersion of equipment in a body of water will provide water damage as well as concealment. Salt water will
inflict extensive damage to air delivery equipment.
1-4. Preparation for Storage or Shipment. For storage, refer to TM 10-1670-201-23 T 0. 13C-1-41/NAVAIR
13-1-17, and Chapter 2, Section VII of this manual.
1-5. Reporting of Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIR). If your parachute system needs
Improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't like
about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality
Deficiency Report). Mall it to us at: Commander, U S Army Troop Support Command, ATTN: AMSTR-OX,
4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St Louis, MO 63120-1798. We will send you a reply. Marine Corps EIRs should be
submitted, in accordance with MCO 1650.17, to Marine Corps Logistics Base, ATTN Code 850, Albany,