to produce a staggered maintenance workload.
1-4. Destruction of Army Material to Prevent Enemy
a. General. 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 or cannibalization of
b. Authorization. The authority for ordering the
destruction of equipment is to be vested in the divisional
and higher commanders, who may delegate authority to
subordinate commanders, when the situation requires it.
c. Methods of Destruction.
(1) Fire. Use fire to destroy equipment when
quantities of fuel and flammable materials are at hand.
Proper concentration of equipment to be burned will pro-
duce a hotter, more destructive fire. Fires should be lit after
mechanical destruction has been accomplished. Fires can
be built to produce more heat or more smoke. For destruc-
tion, heat is desired but smoke maybe useful.
(2) Demolition. Place a 1/2 pound (226.8g)
charge in the roof bows and a 1/2 pound (226.8g) charge in
the floor cross members.
(3) Mechanical destruction. Using an axe, pick,
mattock, sledge or any other heavy implement, damage all
hinges and latching mechanisms.
(4) Use of Natural Surroundings.
(a) Submergence of equipment and repair parts
underwater (lakes, ponds, bogs, swamps, etc.) or by con-
cealment by hiding material in caves, or preferably by
burial, can be used efficiently.
(b) Widely dispersed scattering of material
preferably into heavy underbrush can serve as a denial or
delaying measure. In the event the area is recaptured, effort
should be made to recoup concealed items.
1-5. Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommen-
dations (EIRs). If your 800K system needs improve-
ment, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the
only one who can tell us what you dont like about your
equipment. Let us know why you dont like the design.
Tell us why a procedure is hard to perform. Put it on a
SF368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at
Headquarters Commander, US Army Aviation and Troop
Command, ATTN: AMSAT-I-MDC, 4300 Goodfellow
Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. Well send you a reply,
Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1-6. Description. The cargo containers (fig. l-l) are
or bottom, for stacking up to six high in the ships cells, for
standard sized eight feet by eight feet by 20 feet steel units
stacking and locking up to four high on the ships deck, and
with a capacity of 20 tons (18.2 metric tons) each. They are
for attaching to the MILVAN chassis for road transport.
designed for use singly or in tandem to form 40 foot (12.19
One (1) top corner block is supplied with each container
m) units for road transport purposes. Fittings, located at
serial numbered lower than 12000, and is to be used when
each corner, provide a means for lifting from either the top
coupling two containers in tandem for road transport.
Legend for figure 1-1:
Front top rail
Top corner fitting
Front comer post
Side bottom rail
Side panel assembly
9. Rear corner post
10. Bottom fitting
11. Rear bottom rail
*12. Threshold plate
*13. Bolt, washer, nut
14. Rear header assembly
15. Top comer fitting
16. Side top rail
* Containers Numbered Less Than 12,000.