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CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any
corrosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be
made to prevent the problem in future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other
materials, such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these materials
may be a corrosion problem.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using Standard Form SF 368, Product Quality
Deficiency Report. Use of keywords such as "corrosion, "rust," "deterioration," or "cracking" will ensure that
the information is identified as a CPC problem.
The form should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 738-750, Functional Users Manual for the
Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Objective. Methods of destruction used to inflict damage on air delivery equipment should make it
impossible to restore equipment to a usable condition in a combat zone by either repair or cannibalization.
Authority. Destruction of air delivery equipment that is in imminent danger of capture by an enemy is a
command decision that must be made by a battalion or higher commander, or the equivalent.
Implementation plan. All units, which possess air delivery equipment, should have a plan for the
implementation of destruction procedures.
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.
Specific methods of destroying Army materiel to prevent enemy use shall be by mechanical means, fire, or by
use of natural surroundings.
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 used to smash, break, bend or cut.
Exercise extreme care when using petroleum products to destroy
equipment by fire, as these materials are highly flammable. Improper
handling may cause injury to personnel.