DEMOLITION, SHIPMENT, AND LIMITED STORAGE
Section I. DEMOLITION OF HEATER TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
When capture or abandonment of the heater
to an enemy is imminent, the responsible unit
commander must make the decision either to
as many of the following charges as the situa-
destroy the heater or to render it inoperative.
tion permits, and detonate them simultaneously
Based on this decision, orders are issued which
with detonating cord and a suitable detonator:
cover the desired extent of destruction. What-
(1) One 1/2-pound charge on each wheel.
ever method of demolition is employed, it is
(2) One 1/2-pound charge inside the ex-
essential to destroy the same vital parts of all
heaters and all corresponding repair parts.
(3) One 1/2-pound charge under the pow-
117. Demolition to Render the Heater
b. Weapons' Fire. Fire on the heater with
the heaviest weapons available.
(1) Remove the three heat sensing ele-
119. Other Demolition Methods
ments from the discharge end of the
a. Scattering and Concealment. Remove all
heater and sever from the capillary
easily accessible vital parts, such as the fuel
pump, magento, fuel atomizing nozzle, igniter
(2) Set the temperature selector indicator
plug, and sensing elements. Remove the carbu-
knob to the HIGH position.
retor, spark plug, and starter from the gasoline
(3) Remove the governor linkage from
engine power unit. Remove the cooling fan,
rotor, and cable from the electric motor power
(4) Start the heater and allow to run at
unit. Scatter them through dense foliage, bury
ungoverned speed until the healer
them, or throw them in a body of water.
b. Burning. Puncture the top of the fuel
Warning: This method may even-
tank. Pack rags, clothing, or canvas around the
interior of the cabinet. Saturate with gasoline,
tually cause the fuel tank to explode.
oil, or diesel fuel and ignite.
Keep at a safe distance after starting
c. Submersion. Totally submerge the heater
in a body of water to provide some water
b. Mechanical Means.
damage and concealment. Salt water will do
(1) Puncture the heat exchanger, fuel
the greatest damage to metal parts.
tank, and tires with a pickax.
(2) Use a sledge hammer pickax, or any
other heavy tool available to destroy
All operators should receive thorough train-
the heat exchanger, fuel atomizing
ing in the destruction of the heater. Refer to
nozzle, fuel pump, magneto, fuel con-
FM 5-25. Simulated destruction, using all of
trol, and both power units.