Section I. GENERAL
The instructions in this manual are published for the use of personnel responsible for the operation and maintenance
of the press shelter unit of the transportable special warfare printing plant.
1-2. Maintenance Forms and Records
Maintenance forms and records that you are required to use are as follows:
DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet).
DA Form 2407 (Maintenance Request Used for Requesting Support Maintenance).
DA Form 2407-1 (Continuation Sheet Used for Requesting Support Maintenance).
For further information, refer to TM 38-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
1-3. Administrative Storage
Select the best available site for administrative storage. Separate stored equipment from equipment in
use. Conspicuously mark the area Administrative Storage.
Covered space is preferred. When sufficient covered space for all items to be stored is not available,
priority should be given to items which are most susceptible to deterioration.
Open sites should be improved hardstand, if available. Unimproved sites should be firm, well-drained,
and kept free of excessive vegetation.
Store equipment so as to provide maximum protection from the elements and to provide access for
inspection, maintenance, and exercising. Anticipate removal or deployment problems and take suitable precautions.
Take into account environmental conditions, such as extreme heat or cold; high humidity; blowing sand,
dust, or loose debris; soft ground; mud; heavy snows; earthquakes; or combinations thereof and take adequate
Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate firefighting equipment and personnel.
For Further information, refer to TM 740-90-1 (Administrative Storage).
1-4. Destruction of Army Material to Prevent Enemy Use.
Demolition of Shelter and Contents. Methods of destruction should achieve such damage to equipment and
repair parts that it will not be possible to restore the equipment to a usable condition in the combat zone either by repair
Mechanical destruction. Using an axe, pick, mattock, sledge, or any other heavy implement, damage all
vital elements such as controls, switches and valves, electric motors and any other major assemblies and components.
Point blank firing at equipment with weapons should not be attempted unless the safety of all
personnel in the area is assured.
Gunfire. Fire on equipment with the heaviest weapons available, aiming at the major assemblies and
controls. Although one well placed direct hit may render the equipment inoperative, several hits may be required for
complete destruction of all components.
Additional Information. For additional information on procedures for destruction of equipment to prevent
enemy use, refer to TM 750-244-3.