(2) Cut. Use axes, handaxes, machetes, and
5-8. Methods of Destruction
similar tools to cut cabling, tubing, and wiring. Cut all
cords and cables in a number of places.
Report the destruction of the
and incendiary devices. Use these
a. If complete destruction of the equipment cannot
items only when the need is urgent.
be accomplished in the time available, destroy the
(3) Burn. Burn cords, cables, film, hoses,
following components in the older given:
and technical manuals; use gasoline, kerosene, oil,
(1) All optics.
flamethrowers, or incendiary grenades.
(2) All mechanical and electrical items.
(3) All film.
mechanisms, trays, and tongs.
(4) All plumbing.
demolition or to cause maximum damage when time
does not permit demolition by other means. Powder
(6) All other equipment.
charges, fragmentation grenades, or incendiary
b. Use any of the following methods:
grenades may be used. Incendiary grenades usually are
most effective if destruction of small parts and wiring, is
Smash the plumbing, sinks,
storage drawers and cabinets, controls, switches,
safelights, timers, motors, pumps, pressure switch,
(6) Dispose. Bury or scatter the destroyed
thermostats, circuit breakers, doors, and lamps; use
pants in slit trenches, foxholes, or throw them into
sledges, axes, hammers, crowbars, and any other heavy
streams. This is particularly important if a number of
tools available to smash the equipment.
parts have not been completely destroyed.