DEMOLITION, SHIPMENT, AND LIMITED STORAGE
Section I. DEMOLITION OF AIR CONDITIONER TO PREVENT
When capture or abandonment of the air conditioner to an enemy is im-
minent, the responsible unit commander must make the decision either to
destroy the equipment or to render it inoperative. Based on this deci-
sion, orders are issued which cover the desired extent of destruction.
Whatever method of demolition is employed, it is essential to destroy
the same vital parts of all air conditioners and all corresponding re-
Demolition to Render Air Conditioner Inoperative
a. Demolition by Mechanical Means. Use sledge hammers, crowbars,
picks, axes, or other heavy tools which may be available to destroy the
b. Misuse. Perform the following steps to render the equipment in-
(1) Cut the refrigerant suction line and pour sand or other
abrasive material into the compressor along with water.
(2) Run the unit assembly until it fails.
53. Demolition by Explosives or Weapons Fire
a. Explosives. Place as many of the following charges (fig. 9) as
the-situation permits and detonate them simultaneously with a detonating
cord and a suitable detonator.
(1) One 1/2 pound charge inside the front panel.
(2) One 1/2 pound charge on the fan motor.