Section Il. DEMOLITION OF MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
b. Cut. Cut all cables a n d cords and
54. Authority for Demolition
slash the wiring on the components; use
Demolition of the equipment will be
axes, handaxes, or machetes.
accomplished only upon the order of the
c. Burn. Burn cords and technical man-
commander. The destruction procedures
uals; use gasoline, kerosene, oil, flame-
throwers, or incendiary grenades.
prevent further use of the equipment.
d. Bend. Bend panels and cabinets.
Warning: Be extremely careful with ex-
plosives and incendiary devices. Use these
items only when the need is urgent.
Use any or all of the following methods to
destroy the equipment.
a. Smash. Smash the controls. tubes,
coils, relays, switches, capacitors, trans-
f. Dispose. Bury or scatter the de-
formers, and meters; use sledges, axes,
stroyed parts in slit trenches or foxholes,
handaxes, pickaxes, hammers, or crow-
or throw them into streams.