SHIPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
AND DEMOLITION TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
possible to restore the equipment to a usable condition in
Repackaging Camera Set for Shipment or
the combat zone either by repair or cannibalization.
Whenever possible, equipment should be destroyed to
the extent required to prevent its eventual repair and use
Refer to SB 38-100 for descriptions
by the enemy.
and Federal stock numbers of
packaging and packing materials.
6-5. Methods of Destruction
a. If complete destruction of the equipment cannot
pack the components in the carrying case.
be accomplished in the time available, destroy the
b. Attach polyurethane foam padding on the
following components in the order given:
latches, corners, and handle of the carrying case.
(1) Camera assembly.
c. Place the carrying case inside a moisture proof
(2) Electronic flash assembly.
d. Squeeze out the air trapped inside the barrier
(4) Titleboard tube and titleboards.
bag and seal the open end with waterproof tape.
b. Use any of the following methods:
e. Place the carrying case inside a corrugated
(1) Smash. Smash lenses, mirrors, flash
carton and seal the top of the carton with waterproof
tubes, and internal parts; use sledges, axes, hand-axes,
f. Place the corrugated carton in a plywood
(2) Cut. Cut all cords, cables, and wiring; use
container and attach the lid with nails.
axes, handaxes, or machetes.
g. With steel strapping, band the shipping
Be extremely careful with incendiary
6-2. Administrative Storage
Administrative storage of the equipment
items only when the need is urgent.
accomplished as outlined in TM 740-90-1.
(3) Burn. Burn cords, cables, and technical
6-3. Authority for Demolition
manuals; use gasoline, kerosene, or flamethrowers.
Demolition of the equipment will be accomplished only
upon order of the commander. Use the destruction
procedures outlined in paragraph 6-5 to
(5) Dispose. Bury or scatter the destroyed
prevent further use of the equipment.
parts in slit trenches or foxholes, or throw them into
6-4. Degree of Damage
Destruction must achieve such damage to equipment
and essential spare parts that it will not be