1-12. Miscellaneous Demolition
and becomes stiff and hard and loses its
adhesiveness at subzero temperatures (F.). It is
softened by water and becomes useless if wet.
Adhesive, charge demolition
Priming adapter M1A4 is a plastic hexagonal
s u p p l e m e n t a r y adhesive, is used to hold
shaped device threaded to fit in standard
threaded cap wells and to fit the universal
demolition charges when target surface is below
freezing, wet, or underwater. The adhesive is
explosive destructor M10. A shoulder inside the
used in a tube in water-resistant, cardboard, slide
threaded end is large enough to accept time
boxes packaged with wooden applicators.
blasting fuse and detonating cord but too small to
permit passage of a militay blasting cap. The
(3) C o m p o u n d , S e a l i n g . S e a l i n g
compound is used to waterproof the connection
adapter is slotted longitudinally to permit easy
between the time blasting fuze and the nonelectric
and quick insertion of the electric blasting cap
blasting cap. It does not make a permanent
lead wires, The priming adapter M1A4 is easily
handled by men wearing arctic mittens
waterproof seal and must not be submerged in
water unless the charge is to be fired immediately.
An alternate material is being issued in lieu of the
b. Adhesives and Sealing Compound.
old sealing compound. It is "adhesive, sealant,
(1) Adhesive, paste M1. Paste adhesive
M1 is a sticky, putty-like substance used to
material; it has a short shelf life.
attach charges to vertical or overhad flat
surfaces. It is useful in holding charges while
c. Bag, Canvas Carrying. Canvas carrying
tying them in place or, under some conditions, for
bag is used for carrying selected demolition
holding with out tying. It will not adhere
satisfactorily to dirty, dusty, wet, or oily surfaces,