TM 10-1670-293-23&P 0001 00
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.
Destruction by Fire. Items that can be destroyed by fire shall be burned. The destruction of
equipment by use of fire is and 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 that is suitable for burning will provide a hotter and more destructive
Destruction by Use of Natural Surroundings. Small vital parts of assemblies, that 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.
PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT
For storage, refer to TM 10-1670-201-23/T.O., 13C-1-41/NAVAIR 13-1-17, and WP0036 00 of this
manual; for shipment, refer to WP 0037 00.
The T-10C/T-10D Troop Back Parachute Assembly does not contain warranty provisions.
NOMENCLATURE CROSS-REFERENCE LIST
T-10C Troop Back Parachute Assembly, 35-Foot Diameter
T-10D Troop Back Parachute Assembly, 35-Foot Diameter
Universal Static Line