(3) One 1/2 pound charge on the compressor.
(4) One 1/2 pound charge on the evaporator coil
b. Weapons Fire. Fire on the air conditioner with the heaviest
pratical weapon available.
54. Other Demolition Methods
a. Scatterting and Concealment. Remove all easily accessible parts
such as the themostat, expansion valve, service valve, and capacitors.
Scatter them all in dense foliage, bury them, or throw them in deep
b. Burning. Pack rags, clothing, or canvas under, around, and in-
side the unit. Saturate this with gasoline, oil or fuel and ignite.
c. Submersion. Open all parts and totally submerge the unit to
provide both water damage and concealment. Salt water will damage
metal parts faster than fresh water.
All operators should receive through training in the destruction of
the air conditioner. Refer to FM 5-25. Simulated destruction, using
all of the methods listed above, should be included in the operator's
training program. It must be emphasized in training that demolition
operations are usually necessitated by critical situations when time
available for carrying out the destruction is limited. For this reason,
It is necessary that operators be thoroughly familiar with all methods
of destruction of equipment, and be able to carry out demolition in-
structions without reference to this or any other manual.
Section II. SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE
56. Preparation of Equipment for Shipment
a. General. Detailed instructions for the preparation of the air
conditioner for domestic shipment are outlined within this paragraph.
Preservation will be accomplished in sequence that will not require the
operation of previously preserved components.
b. Inspection. The air conditioner will be inspected for any un-
usual conditions such as damage, rusting, accumulation of water, and
pilferage. Inspection of the individual components and assembilies will
be outlined on the "Preventive Maintenance Service Quarterly" in this
c. Cleaning and Drying. All contamination shall be removed from
the air conditioner by an approved method. Approved methods of cleaning