ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
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. 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
to smash, break, bend or cut.
Exercise extreme care when using petroleum products to destroy equipment by fire, as
these materials are highly flammable.
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 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.
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 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 or Shipment. For storage, refer to Chapter 2, Section VII of this manual.
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-QP, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd, St Louis, MO 63120-1798 We will send you a reply.