SHIPMENT, LIMITED STORAGE, AND DEMOLITION
TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Section I. SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE
is to be stored for a limited time, perform the
(1) Inventory all components to be sure that
the equipment is complete and serviceable. Un-
serviceable spare parts or components should be
repaired or replaced.
(2) Thoroughly clean the equipment (paras
or Limited Storage
(3) Remove all traces of rust and corrosion
a. Shipment. Package the searchlight set as
and repaint surfaces that have been damaged
(4) Place the canvas cover over the search-
b. Limited Storage. When the searchlight set
Section II. DEMOLITION OF MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
be given to the major components which are most
6-3. Authority for Demolition
essential for searchlight operation; the xenon
Demolition of the equipment will be accomplished
lamp, reflector, infrared filter assembly, control
only upon the order of the commander. The demo-
box, and remote control box.
b. Destroy the minor components; the search-
used to prevent the enemy from using or salvag-
light window, heat exchanger, searchlight hous-
ing this equipment.
ing, and power cable.
c. The technical manual is to be destroyed after
Field manuals direct that a destruction plan for
the minor components are destroyed.
equipment will be prepared. Personnel should be
d. The spare parts and the searchlight cover are
assigned specific tasks so that minimum time will
the last items in the order of destruction.
be required if destruction is necessary. Personnel
should be familiar with all aspects of the overall
destruction plan. The plan must be complete, ade-
Any or all of the methods of destruction given
quate, capable of being easily carried out in the
below may be used. In most instances, the avail-
field, and provide for destruction as complete as
able time will be the major determining factor
the available time, equipment, and personnel. will
as to the method to be used for destroying equip-
permit. Because the time required for complete
destruction may not always be available, field
ment. The tactical situation will also determine
manuals also direct that destruction priorities be
how the destruction order will be carried out.
established to insure that essential parts of equip-
However, in most cases it is preferable to com-
ment will be destroyed first. Priority in the fol-
pletely demolish some portions of the equipment
lowing order is suggested for the searchlight set:
rather than to partially destroy all the equipment.
The destruction methods described below are given
a. The highest priority for destruction should