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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
1-1 Purpose
1-2 Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
1-3 Metric Conversion Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
1-4 Quantity-Distance Classes and Storage Compati-
bility Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
CHAPTER 2. INITIATING AND PRIMING DEVICES
Cap, Blasting, Electric: M6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, M7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Cap, Blasting: Special, Nonelectric, J-1 (Type II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Cap, Blasting, Electric, Special, J-2 (Type II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-9
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, 30 Foot Shock Tube, Ml1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10.1
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, 30 Foot Shock Tube,
Ml1 (Inert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10.3
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, 500 Foot Shock Tube, M12 . . . . . . . . . . 2-10.5
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, 500 Foot Shock Tube,
M12 (Inert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10.7
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, 1000 Foot Shock Tube, M13 . . . . . . . . 2-10.9
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, Delay, M14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10-11
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, Delay, M14 (Inert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10.13
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, Delay, M15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10.15
Cap, Blasting: Nonelectric, 70 Foot Shock Tube w/Initiator,
M15 (Inert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10.17
Detonator, Percussion: M1A2, 15-Second Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Detonator, Friction: 15-Second Delay, M1 or M1A1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Detonator, Friction: 8-Second Delay, M2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Detonator, Percussion: M2A1, 8-Second Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Detonator Kit, Concussion: M1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Cord, Detonating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Cord, Detonating: Inert-Reinforced, Dummy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
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CHAPTER 3.
CHAPTER 4.
Coupling, Base, Firing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Coupling Base, Firing Device: Non-metallic, M2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Coupling Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Firing Device, Demolition: M1, Release Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31
Firing Device, Demolition, M1, Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Firing Device, Demolition: M1, Pull Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
Firing Device, Demolition: M5, Pressure Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Firing Device, Demolition: M122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
Firing Devce, Demolition: M142 Multipurpose (Pressure,
Pull Pressure Release, or Tension Release Type). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Firing Device, Demolition: M3, Pull Release Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Firing Device, Demolition: M1 and M1A1, Pressure Type . . . . . . 2-49
Primer, Percussion: Cap, M2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51
Primer, Percussion: Cap. M27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53
Fuse, Blasting, Tree: (Safety Fuse) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-55
Fuse, Blasting Time, M700 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-57
Fuse, Blasting, Time Inert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-59
Holder: Blasting Cap and Shock Tube M9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-60.1
Igniter, Time Blasting Fuse: M1 Fiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-61
Igniter, Time Blasting Fuse: M2 Weatherproof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-63
Igniter, Time Blasting Fuse: M60, Weatherproof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-65
Igniter, Time Blasting Fuse: M81 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-67
ELECTRICAL BLASTING EQUIPMENT
Blasting Machine, M32/M34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Blasting Machine, 10-Cap (Dixson) (Most Recent Model
of this Type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Blasting Machine, 10-Cap Fidelity Type or While Rodgers
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Blasting Machine, 50-Cap (Most Recently Issued Type) . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Blasting Machine, 30-Cap (Generator Type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Blasting Machine, 50-Cap (Generator Type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13
Blasting Machine, 100-Cap (Generator Type) 3-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Test Set, Blasting Cap: M51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Galvanometers, Blasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Battery, Standard Galvanometer Type BA-245/u . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Battery, Low Temperature Galvanometers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
CHARGES
Charge, Demolition: Cratering, 40-pound (Three
Generations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Change, Demolition: Cratering 43-Pound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Charge, Explosive, Springing (for Rod, Earth, Blast Driven,
M13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
charge, Propelling, Earth Rod: M12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Dynamite: Military, M1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
TNT Block Demolition Charges-Charge, Demolition:
Block (i/4, i/2, 1-Pound) TNT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-15
Destructor, Explosive: Universal, M10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
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Charge, Demolition: Assembly M37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charge, Demolition: Assembly M183 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Demolition Kit, Bangalore Torpedo: M1A1 and M1A2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Demolition Equipment Set: Explosive Initiating, Nonelectric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Demolition Equipment Set: Explosive Initiating, Electric and
Nonelectric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Demolition Kit, Projected Charge: Ml and M1A1 (M1E1) . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .
Demolition Kit, Projected Charge: M157 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Demolition Kit, Projected Charge: M173 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Demolition Kit, Cratering M180-Demolition Kit,
Cratering, Training: M270 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Explosive Kit, Earth Rod: Set No. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tripod M23Assembly for Blast Driven Earth Rod M13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CHAPTER 6. INCENDIARY DEVICES
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Cryptographic Equipment Destroyer, Incendiary (Typical): M1A1,
M1A2, and M2A1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .
File Destroyer, Incendiary, ABC-M4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Document Destroyer, Emergency Incendiary: M3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Document Destroyer, Emergency Incendiary: M4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-7
5-9
5-11
5-15
5-17
5-23
5-25
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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
1-1. Purpose
This manual is a reference handbook pub-
lished as an aid in planning, training, familiari-
zation, and identification of demolition items.
1-2. Scope
a. For each item of materiel, there are illus-
trations and descriptions together with charac-
teristics and related data, Included in the
related data are weights, dimensions, perform-
ance data, packing, shipping and storage data,
Classification, and logistics control codes (LCC).
b. Information concerning supply opera-
tion, and maintenance of the items will be
found in the publications referenced for those
items, A complete listing of these publications is
maintained in DA Pam 310 series indexes.
c Within this manual, items with the fol-
lowing type-classifications are included:
(1) Standard (LCC-A), (LCC-B),
(2) Conti ngency (CON).
(3) Li mi ted Procurement (LP).
(4) Reclassified obsolete (OBS) for regu-
lar Army use, but used by National Guard or
Reserve units.
(5) Reclassified OBS for all Army use,
but used by Marine Corps, Air Force or Navy
Items with the following type-classification are
not included: Reclassified OBS for all US. use,
No U.S. stocks remain. (Foreign use or stock
may remain).
d. Numerical values, such as weights,
dimensions, candlepower, etc., are nominal val-
ues, except when specified as maximum or mini-
mum. Actual items may vary slightly from
these values, Allowable limits can be obtained
from the drawings indicated in the data sheets.
1-3. Metric Conversion Chart
For approximate conversions to/from metric
measures see table 1-1.
1-4. Quantity-Distance Classes and
Storage Compatibility Groups
Quantity-Distance (QD) classes and Storage
Compatibility Groups (SCG) listed in this man-
ual are changed, For conversion to new system
see table 1-2.
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Table 1-1. Metric Conversion Chart
WEIGHT
grams 0.035 ounces oz
Approximate Conversions to Metric Measures
kg kilograms 2.2 pounds lb
t tonnes 1.1 short tons
When You Multiply
Symbol Know By To Find symbol
VOLUME
LENGTH
ml milliters 0.03 fluid ounces fl oz
l Liters 2.1 pints
l
pt
Liters 1.06 quarts qt
l Liters 0.26 gallons gal
cubic meters 35 cubic feet
cubic meters 1.3 cubic yards
in. inches 2.5 centimeters cm
ft. feet 30 centimeters cm
yd yards 0.9 meters m
mi miles 1.6 kilometers km
square inches 6.5 sq centimeter
square feet 0.09 sq meters
square yards 0.8 sq meters
mil
sq miles 2.6 sq kilometers
acres 0.4 hectares ha
TEMPERATURE
Symbol When You Know Multiply Add To Find Symbol
Calcius by 1.8 32 Fahrenheit
WEIGHT
Table 1-2. Quantity-Distance Classes and
Storage Compatibility Groups
oz ounces 28 gram
g
lb pounds 0.45 kilogram kg
short tons 0.9 tonnes t
(2000 lb)
Quantity-distance Storage compatibility
hazard class group
VOLUME
Old New
I
Typical - New
tsp teaspoons
Tbsp tablespoon
fl oz fluid ounce
c cups
pt pints
qt quarts
gel gallons
cubic feet
cubic yards
5
15
30
0.24
0.47
0.95
3.8
0.03
0.76
milliliters
milliliters
milliliters
liters
liters
liters
liters
cubic meters
cubic meters
ml
ml
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
6.1
1.1
1.2 (18)
1.2 (12)
1.2 (08)
1.2 (04)
1.3
1.4
D
E
ml
l
l
l
l
m
m
F
G
C
S
TEMPERATURE
Symbol When You Know Subtract Multiply To Find Symbol
Fahrenhei t 32 by 0.55 Celcius
Footnotes:
New QD and SCG’S are compatible with classes
used by NATO nations. Approximate Conversions from Metric Measures
LENGTH
Numbers in parenthesis are minimum distance
x 100 feet to protect against specific fragment haz-
ards and vary with items and types of ammunition.
(Refer to TM 9-1300-206.)
mm millimeter 0.04 inches in.
cm centimeters 0.4 inches in.
m meters 3.3 feet ft
m meters 1.1 yards yd
km kilometers 0.6 mile mi
There is no simple conversion from old SCG’S
to new system. The SCG groups listed in this col-
umn are typical for the majority of items in the corre-
sponding listed QD class but do not apply to every
individual item in the class. For SCG of individual
items refer to TM 9-1300-206.
square centi- 0.16 square inches
meters
square meters 1.2 square yards
square kilo- 0.4 square miles
meters
ha hectares 2.5 acres
(10,000m
2
)
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T y p e
Classification:
Std A OTCM 37041, dtd 26 May 1960.
El ectri c Bl asti ng Cap M6 i s used to i ni ti ate
hi gh expl osi ves wi th a bl asti ng machi ne or
h ot er sui tabl e source of el ectri c power. I t i s
capabl e of detonati ng al l standard mi l i tary expl o-
si ves.
Description:
Bl asti ng Cap M6 consi sts of a base charge of
RDX, an i ntermedi ate charge of l ead azi de and
an i gni ti on charge of smokel ess powder, potas-
si um chl orate and l ead sal t of di ni tro cresol i n
an al umi num al l oy cup. Two 12-foot l ead
wi res, connected by a bri dge wi re i n the i gni -
~ ti on charge, extend through a rubber (or rub-
ber and sul fur) pl ug assembl v i n the open end
of the cup. Two ci rcumferenti al cri mps secure
the pl ug assembl y i n the cup.
Functioning:
To functi on the cap, i ts l eads are connected
to a bl asti ng machi ne. The bl asti ng machi ne i s
actuated to produce el ectri cal current whi ch
fl ows through the cap’s bri dge wi re produci ng
heat. I f suffi ci ent current i s put through the
bri dge wi re, the head i gni tes the i gni ti on
charge whi ch i ni ti ates the i ntermedi ate charge
whi ch, i n turn, causes detonati on of the base
char ge.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------- Al umi num al l oy
-------------------------------- Unpai nted
Di mensi ons ----------------------- 2.35 i n. x 0.24 i n.
Fi l l er :
Base char ge -------------------- RDX
I ntermedi ate charge --------- Lead azi de
I gni ti on charge ---------------- Speci al mi x (e.g.
Smokel ess
Powder )
Method of actuati on --------- El ectri c current
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Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility ---------- B
DOT shipping classification- Explosive A
DOT designation ---------------- DETONATORS-
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
UNO serial number ------------ 0030
UNO proper shipping name- Detonator,
electric
DODIC ----------------------------- M130
Specification ---------------------- MIL-C-14003 A
Packaging ------------------------- 6 per carton, 1
carton per barrier
bag, 25 bags per
fiberboard con-
tainer, 6 contain-
ers (900 caps) per
wooden box (or as
required)
*Packing box:
Weight (w/contents) --------- 113 lb
Dimensions --------------------- 23-1/8 x 19-1/2x
21 in.
Cube ------------------------------ 5.48 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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Classification:
Std A OTCM 37041, dtd 26 May 1960.
Use:
Nonel ectri c Bl asti ng Cap M7 i s used to deto-
nate al l mi l i tary expl osi ves.
Description
Thi s nonel ectri c bl asti ng cap consi sts of an
al umi num al l oy cup contai ni ng an i gni ti on
charge of l ead styphnate, an i ntermedi ate
charge of l ead azi de, and a base charge of RDX.
The cup i s fl ared at the mouth to mate wi th the
matchi ng shape of the ni ppl e of a fi ri ng devi ce
Base Coupl i ng and the fl ared end faci l i tates
i nserti on of ti me-bl asti ng fuse or detonati ng
cor d.
Functioning:
On i ni ti ati on by ti me-bl asti ng fuse, pri mer
or detonati ng cord the i gni ti on charge deto-
nates the i ntermedi ate charge whi ch detonated
the base charge, i n turn. Detonati on of the
base charge i ni ti ates the expl osi ve charge.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------- Al umi num al l oy
Col or...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpai nted
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 2.35 i n
Di ameter ------------------------ 0.24 i n. (base);
0.26 i n. (mouth)
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TM 43-0001-38
Fi l l er :
Base charge --------------------
I ntermedi ate charge ---------
I gni ti on charge ----------------
Method of actuati on ---------
REX
Lead azi de
Lead styphnate
Fl ame or i mpact
(Ti me-bl asti ng
fuse or detonat-
i ng cord or Fi ri ng
Devi ce Coupl i ng
Base)
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.1
Storage compati bi l i tv ---------- B
DOT shi ppi i g cl assi fi cati on - Expl osi ve A
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- DETONATORS -
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
UNO seri al number ------------ 0029
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Detonators,
non-el ectr i c
DODI C ----------------------------- M131
Drawi ng No. ---------------------- 8830948
Packagi ng -------------------------
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ---------
Di mensi ons ---------------------
Cube ------------------------------
6 per carton, 1
carton per vapor-
proof bag, 50 bags
per fi berboard
contai ner, 12
contai ners (3600
caps) per water-
proof l i ned
wooden box
10/50/10 = 5000
114 l b
23-1/8 x 19-1/2x
21 i n.
5.48 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
2-6
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
Std OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
Nonel ectri c Bl asti ng Cap J-1 i s used to
pri me al l standard mi l i tary expl osi ves.
Description:
Thi s nonel ectri c bl asti ng cap consi sts of a
tube-shaped al umi num al l oy cup, contai ni ng an
l i gni ti on charge of l ead styphnate and ead
azi de, and a base charge of RDX or PETN. The
charges are pressed i n pl ace. The open end of
the cup i s desi gned to accommodate ti me bl ast-
i ng fuse, detonati ng cord or the ni ppl e end of a
fi ri ng devi ce coupl i ng base.
Functioning:
On i ni ti ati on by a fl ame or i mpact, the i gni -
ti on charge detonates the i gni ti on charge whi ch
acti vates the i ntermedi ate charge whi ch acti -
vates the base charge, i n turn. Detonati on of
the base charge i ni ti ates the expl osi ve charge.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------- Al umi num al l oy
Di mensi ons ----------------------- 2.35 i n. x 0.24 i n.
Fi l l er :
Base charge -------------------- RDX or PETN
I ntermedi ate charge --------- Lead azi de
I gni ti on charge ---------------- Lead styphnate
and l ead azi de
Method of actuati on --------- Fl ame or i mpact
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TM 43-0001-38
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group- B
DOT shipping classification - Explosive A
DOT designation ---------------- DETONATORS-
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
UNO serial number ------------ 0029
UNO proper shipping name - Detonators,
non-electric
DODIC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M131
Specification ---------------------- MIL-C-14003
Packaging ------------------------- 50 per can, 20
cans per fiber-
d boar carton, 5
cartons (5000
caps) per water-
proof wooden box
Packi ng box:
Weight (w/contents) --------- 66 lb
Dimensions --------------------- 23-3/4 x 17-1/8 x
14 in.
cube ------------------------------ 3.1 cu ft
NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
FM5-250
TM9-1375-213-12
TM9-1375-213-34
2-8
TM 43-0001-38
Classification:
to detonate mi l i tary expl osi ves.
Std OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
Functioning:
When el ectri c current (from a bl asti ng
machi ne) of 1/2 amp or more i s passed through
Bl asti ng caps are i ni ti ati ng devi ces used to
the cap’s l ead wi res, the bri dge wi re i s heated
detonate hi gh expl osi ves.
to the poi nt that i t i ni ti ates the sensi ti ve
i gni ter mi x surroundi ng i t. Thi s, i n turn, i ni ti -
Description:
ates the i ntermedi ate charge whi ch detonates
the base charge of hi gh expl osi ve.
Bl asti ng Cap J2 consi sts of an al umi num cup
fi l l ed wi th a base charge of PETN or RDX, an
Tabulated Data:
i ntermedi ate charge, usual l y of l ead azi de, and
an i gni ti on charge usual l y of a l ead styphnate
Contai ner materi al ------------- Al umi num al l oy
base. Two 12-foot l ong el ectri cal l ead wi res, con-
Col or -------------------------------- Unpai nted
netted by a bri dge wi re i n the i gni ti on charge,
Di mensi ons (l ength) ----------- 2.35 i n. x 0.24 i n.
extend from the open end of the cup. The wi res
are seal ed i n pl ace by a pl ug assembl y made of
Fi l l er :
sul phur and rubber or rubber onl y. The base
Base charge -------------------- PETN or RDX
ends of the two wi res are fastened together by a
I ntermedi ate charge --------- Lead azi de
short-ci rcui ti ng tab or shunt. Bl asti ng Cap J2,
I gni ti on charge ---------------- I gni ter mi x
Type I I i s used wi th el ectri c bl asti ng machi nes
Method of actuati on --------- Bl asti ng machi ne
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TM 43-0001-38
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group- B
DOT shipping classification - Explosive A
DOT designation ---------------- DETONATORS-
CAREFULLY
UNO serial number ------------ 0030
UNO proper shipping name - Detonator,
electric
DODIC ----------------------------- Not available
Drawing --------------------------- 393652
Packaging ------------------------- 1 cap per carton,
1 carton per bar-
rier bag, 50 bags
per carton, 10
cartons (500 caps)
per wooden box
Packing box:
Drawing ------------------------- D 4046-lB
Weight --------------------------- As required
Dimensions --------------------- As required
Cube ------------------------------ As required
NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
2-10
TM 43-0001-38
CAP, BLASTING: NONELECTRIC, 30 FOOT SHOCK TUBE, M11
Standard A MSR
Use:
05963001
Nonelectric Blasting Cap M11 is used to detonate all
standard military explosives or initiate shock tube blast-
ing caps.
The M11 is a small aluminum tube filled with explo-
sives (detonator) factory-crimped to a 30-foot length of
shock tube. Shock tube is a thin plastic tube with a thin
layer of special explosive material deposited on its inte-
rior surface. A special plastic connector (called a “J”
hook) is attached to the sealed end of the shock tube
which is sealed with a small cover. The “J” hook facili-
tates quick and easy attachment onto a detonating cord
(e.g. a ring main). Since the M11 is meant to be used in
boreholes, two brightly colored plastic flags are attached
to the shock tube near the detonator end. A red flag is at-
tached one meter from the detonator and a yellow flag is
attached two meters from the detonator as a safety pre-
caution. Tese flags indicate that buried caps are nearby.
The M11 functions by transmitting an initiating
shock (or small detonation) through its shock tube into its
detonator. The shock wave coming through the shock
tube initiates a small amount of a fairly sensitive explo-
sive in the aluminum tube detonator. This explosive then
initiates a larger amount of a less sensitive, more power-
ful explosive which actuates the external charge or de-
vice to which the cap is attached. The shock tube itself
must be initiated by a blasting cap.
NOTE
The explosion of the shock tube is totally
contained within the plastic tubing but the
explosion of the detonator is just like any
other military strength blasting cap.
Change 2 2-10.1
TM 43-0001-38
Aluminum Tube:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shock Tube:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Polyethylene
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filler:
Aluminum tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shock tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DOD Hazard class QD/DIV/SCG
DOT Hazard Class: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DOT Label: EXPLOSIVE
DOT Container Marking: . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roper Shipping Name . . . . . . . . .
2.35 in.
0.241 in.
30 ft
0.118 in.
lead azide, RDX
Betabiazochloric
formalin-pentox-
ide (BHT added
as a preservative)
Shock from detona-
tion of a blasting
cap
1.4 B
1.A.S
Detonators, non-
electric for blast-
ing
UN serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NSN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DODAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing Box:
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Net Explosive Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12&P
TM 9-1375-213-34
DOD Cons. Ammo Supply Catalog
0345
1375-01-415-1232
ML47
QAA-1423
6 units/ pack, 10
packs (60) /pack-
ing box, 12 box-
es/pallet
2in.18in.x11 in.
2.8 cu ft
0.16 lb
57 lb
2-10.2 Change 2
TM 43-0001-38
CAP, BLASTING: NONELECTRIC, 30 FOOT SHOCK TUBE, MII (INERT)
G
Std A MSR 05963001
Use:
This inert item is used for demonstration and for
training in demolition work requiring nonelectric shock
tube blasting cap.
The inert blasting cap consists of a 30 foot length of
inert shock tube, environmentally sealed at one end and
a military M7 dimensioned inert blasting cap attached at
the other end. The inert shock tube is made of thin plastic
tubing. The cap is aluminum with two 1/8-in. holes
drilled at 90 degree intervals on one end and labeled
“DUMMY” or “INERT”.
This item does not function. Its only purpose is for
demonstration and to give the operator the feel and train-
ing in the use of shock tube blasting caps.
G
Shock Tube:
Matarial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plastic
Color. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bronze
Dimensions:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 ft
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.118 in.
Filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
cap:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aluminum w/black
markings
Dimensions:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.235 in. Max
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.241 in. Max
Filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
.
Quantity-distance class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
Storage compatibility group . . . . . . . . N/A
NSN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1375-01-412-0160
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QAA-1423
Change 2 2-10.3
TM 43-0001-38
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As required
Gross weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 lb
FM 5-250
2-10.4 Change 2
TM 43- 0001- 38
CAP, BLASTING: NONELECTRIC, 500 FOOT SHOCK TUBE M12
Type Cla s s ific a t ion :
Std A MSR 05963001
Use:
Nonelectric Blasting Cap M12 is used to relay a
shock tube detonation impulse from an initiator (or an-
other relay cap) to another relay cap or to a high strength
shock tube blasting cap (e.g., the Ml1) which initiates
standard military explosives. The M12 is used only as a
relay device. It does not have sufficient output to initiate
most military explosives.
The M12 is a small aluminum tube filled with explo-
sives (detonator) factory-crimped to a 500-foot length of
shock tube. Shock tube is a thin plastic tube with a thin
layer of special explosive material deposited on its inte-
rior surface. Splicing material is supplied with the spool
to make at least five splices. A special plastic clamp is
attached to the detonator to facilitate quick and easy at-
tachment to the shock tube of up to five other blasting
caps.
The M12 functions in transmitting an initiating
shock (or small detonation) through its shock tube into its
detonator. The shock wave coming through the shock
tube initiates a small amount of sensitive explosive in the
detonator. This explosive then initiates a small amount
of a less sensitive, more powerful explosive which actu-
ates up to five shock tubes held by the plastic connector.
The M12’s shock tube must be initiated by a blasting cap
or by a special Time Blasting Fuse Igniter, the M81.
NOTE
The older model igniter, the M60 will NOT
secure or reliably initiate shock tube.
Aluminum tube detonator:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7 in.
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.296 in.
Change 2 2-10.5
TM 43-0001-38
Shock Tube
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filler:
Detonator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shock tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Surlyn covered with
polyethylene
500 ft
0.118 in.
Lead tide, PETN
HMX/Aluminum
Shock from detona-
tion of blasting
cap or the primer
in an M81 Igniter
DOD Hazard class (QD/DIV/SC: 1.4 B
DOT Hazard class: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4S
DOT Label: EXPLOSIVE . . . . . . . . . . 1.45
DOT Container Marking:
Proper Shipping Name . . . . . . . . . Detonators, non-
electric, for blast-
ing
UN serial no. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0455
NSN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1375-01-415-1230
DODAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Net explosive weight (per cap) . . . .
Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing Box:
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
cube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Net explosive weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12&P
TM 9-1375-213-34
DOD Cons. Ammo. Supply Catalog
MN02
2.81 g
12972628
QAA-1459
8/cardboard box, 6
box (48)/packing
box
46 in. x21 in. x21 in.
11.74 cu ft
XX.XXX lb
.149 lb
2-10.6 Change 2
Change 2
TM 43-0001-38
CAP, BLASTING: NONELECTRIC, 500 FOOT SHOCK TUBE, M12 (INERT)
Std A MSR 05963001
Use:
This inert item is used for demonstration and for
training in demolition work requiring nonelectric shock
tube blasting cap.
The inert blasting cap consists of a 500 foot length
of inert shock tube sealed at one end and with an inert
blasting cap attached at the other end. The shock tube is
wound around a spool. A holder for connecting the blast-
ing cap with shock tube branch lines is attached to the
cap. Splicing material is supplied with the spool to make
at least five splices. The inert shock tube is made of
plastic. The inert cap is aluminum, with two 1/8 holes
drilled at 90 degree intervals on one end and labeled
“DUMMY” or “INERT”.
This item does not function. Its only purpose is for
demonstration and to give the operator the feel and train-
ing in the use of shock tube blasting cap.
Shock Tube:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plastic
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bronze
Dimensions:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 ft
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.118 in.
Filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Cap:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aluminum w/black
markings
Dimensions:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7 in.
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.296 in.
Filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Quantity-distance class.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
Storage compatibility group . . . . . . . . N/A
2-10.7
TM 43-0001-38
NSN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1375-01-412-8813
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QAA-1459
Packging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As required
Gross weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.149 lb
FM 5-250
2-10.8 Change 2
TM 434001- 38
CAP, BLASTING: NONELECTRIC, 1000 FOOT SHOCK TUBE, M13
Std A MSR 05963001
Use:
Nonelectric Blasting Cap M13 is
shock tube detonation impulse from an
used to relay a
initiator (or an-
other relay cap) to another relay cap or to a high strength
shock tube blasting cap (e.g., the M11) which initiates
standard military explosives. The M13 is used only as a
relay device - it does not have sufficient output to initiate
most military explosives.
The M13 is a small aluminum tube filled with explo-
sives (detonator) factory-crimped to a 1000-foot length
of shock tube. Shock tube is a thin plastic tube with a
thin layer of special explosive material deposited on its
interior surface. Splicing material is supplied with the
spool to make at least five splices. A special plastic
clamp is attached to the detonator to facilitate quick and
easy attachment to the shock tube of up to five other
blasting caps.
The M13 functions in transmitting an initiating
shock (or small detonation) through its shock tube into its
detonator. The shock wave coming through the shock
tube initiates a small amount of sensitive explosive in the
detonator. This explosive, in turn, initiates a small
amount of a less sensitive, more powerful explosive
which actuates up to five shock tubes held by the plastic
connector. The M13’s shock tube must itself be initiated
by a blasting cap or-by a special Time Blasting Fuse Ig-
niter, the M81.
NOTE:
The older model igniter, the M60 will NOT
secure or reliably initiate shock tube.
Aluminum Tube Detonator:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7 in.
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.296 in.
Change 2 2-10.9
Shock Tube:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surlyn covered with
polyethylene
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l000 ft
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.118 in.
Filler:
Detonator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lead azide, PETN
Shock tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HMX/Aluminum
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shock from detona-
tionof blasting
cap or the primer
in an M81 Igniter
DOD Hazard class QD/DIV/SCG 1.4 B
DOT Hazard class: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4S
DOT Label: EXPLOSIVE . . . . . . . . . . 1.45
DOT Container Marking:
Proper Shipping Name . . . . . . . . . Detonators,nonelec-
tric, for blasting
UN serial no. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0455
NSN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1375-01-415-1231
DODAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MN03
Net explosive weight (per cap) 5.06g
Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing Box:
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Net explosive weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12&P
TM 9-1375-213-34
DOD Cons. Ammo. Supply Catalog
12972629
AA-1459
4/cardboard box, 6
(24)/packing box
46 in. x21 in. x21 in.
11.74 cu ft
0.268 lb
2.2 lb
2-10.10 Change 2
TM 43- 0001- 38
CAP, BLASTING: NONELECTRIC, DELAY, M14
Std AMSR 05963001
Use:
Nonelectric Blasting Cap M14 is used to detonate all
standard military explosives or to initiate shock tube
blasting caps approximately 5 minutes after it is ignited
by the user.
The M14 is a small aluminum tube filled with explo-
sives (detonator) factory-crimped to an approximately 7-
1/2 foot length of time blasting fuse. Instead of the usual
yellow band every 18 inches, a marker band and the
nominal burning time in minutes (from the band to the
detonator) is marked on the fuse. The free end of the fuse
is sealed so only a small piece must be cut off when it is
prepared for ignition. The fuse is factory calibrated to a
5-minute burn time marked at 1 minute increments.
The M14 functions in transmitting an initiating
flame (from a time blasting fuse igniter or a match) slow-
ly burning through its length of time blasting fuse into its
detonator. The flame coming through the fuse initiates a
small amount of a fairly sensitive explosive in the deto-
nator. This explosive, in turn, initiates a larger amount of
a less sensitive, more powerful explosive which actuates
the external charge or device to which the cap is attached
by the user. The M14 is designed to allow a nominal 5-
minute delay under almost all weather and altitude con-
ditions.
Tabulated Data:
Aluminum Tube:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.35 in.
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.241 in.
Time Blasting Fuse:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plastic covered fi-
ber
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx 7-1/2 ft
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.25 in.
Change 2 2-10.11
TM 43-0001-38
Filler:
Detonator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DOD Hazard class QD/DIV/SCG
DOT Hazard class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DOT Label: EXPLOSIVE . . . . . . . . . .
DOT Container Marking:
Proper Shipping Name . . . . . . . . .
UN serial no. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NSN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DODAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Net explosive weight (per cap) . . . .
2-10.12 Change 2
Lead Styphenate,
lead azide, PETN
Flame from time
blasting fuse ig-
niter or a match
1.4B
1.4S
1.4S
Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12972630
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QAA-1424
Packaging
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60/wood box
Packing Box:
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 in. x18 in. x11 in.
Cube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.8 cu ft
Net explosive weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.52 lb
Gross weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 lb
Detonators,nonelec-
tric, for blasting
0345
1375-01-415-1233
MN06
11.73 g
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12&P
TM 9-1375-213-34
DOD Cons. Ammo. Supply Catalog
TM 43-0001-38
CAP, BLASTING: NONELECTRIC, DELAY, M14 (INERT)
demonstration and to give the operator the feel and train-
ing in the use of delay blasting caps.
Std A MSR 05963001
Tabulated Data:
Use:
This inert item is used for demonstration and for
training in demolition work requiring nonelectric delay
blasting cap.
The inert delay blasting cap consist of a 7-1/2 foot
length of inert time delay fuse, sealed at on end and with
a military M7 dimensions, inert blasting cap crimped at
the end. The inert time fuse is the same as described in
this manual. The inert cap is aluminum with two 1/8 in.
helm drilled at 90 degree intervals on one end and la-
beled “DUMMY” or “INERT”.
This item does not function. Its only purpose is for
Time Fuse:
(See FUSE, BLASTING TIME, INERT in this
manual for material and color).
Dimensions:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1/2 ft
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.2 in.
Methtod of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Cap:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aluminum w/black
markings
Dimensions:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.235 in. max
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.241 in. max
Filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Quantity-distance class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
Change 2 2-10.13
TM 43-0001-38
Storage compatibility group . . . . . . . . N/A
NSN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1375-01-411-6346
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QM-1424
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As required
Gross weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 lb
FM 5-250
2-10.14 Change 2
TM 43-0001-38
CAP, BLASTING: NONELECTRIC, DELAY, M15
Std A MSR 05963001
Use:
Nonelectric Blasting Cap M15 is used to provide a
delay element in a shock tube blasting cap priming sys-
tem to obtain staged detonations such as those used in
quarrying operations. Normally several M15s would be
used in tandem to obtain a multi-stage detonation with a
slight delay between stage to allow the outer layer
of rock to start moving before the next layer’s detonation
occurs. The M15 has two different delay times available
to the user.
The M15 consists of two small aluminum tubes (det-
onators) filled with explosives and factory-crimped to
each end of a 70 foot length of shock tube. Shock tube is
a thin plastic tube with a thin layer of special explosive
material deposited on its interior surface. The detonators
are of slightly different size and contain different delay
elements. The shorter detonator is designed to initiate
other pieces of shock tube in the priming system while
the longer detonator is designed to initiate explosives. A
plastic holder is attached to the shorter detonator to facil-
itate connection to other shock tubes. Since the high
strength detonator of the M15 is meant to be used in
boreholes, two brightly colored plastic flags are attached
to the shock tube near this detonator. A red flag is at-
tached one meter from the longer, high-strength detona-
tor and a yellow one is attached two meters from the
detonator.
The M15 functions in transmitting an initiating
shock (or small detonation) through its shock tube into
its detonators which contain pyrotechnic delay elements.
The shock wave coming through the shock tube initiates
burning of the pyrotechnic delay element which then ini-
tiates a small amount of a sensitive explosive in the det-
onator. This explosive, in turn, initiates a small amount
of a less sensitive, more powerful explosive which actu-
ates an attached length of shock tube or an explosive de-
vice. The delay time in the two detonators is different -
one is 25 milliseconds (low strength, shorter end) and the
other is 200 milliseconds (high strength, longer end).
Change 2 2-10.15
TM 43-0001-38
Both detonators are slightly larger in diameter than a
standard blasting cap and will NOT fit in a standard
capwell. The M15’s shock tube must itself be initiated
by a blasting cap.
Aluminum Tubes:
Length (low strength) . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 in.
Length (high strength) . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 in.
Diameter (low strength) . . . . . . . 0.296 in.
Diameter (high strength) . . . . . . 0.296 in.
Net Explosive Weight (complete
cap with both detonators
Shock Tube:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filler:
Aluminum tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shock tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .,
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.63 g
Surlyn covered with
polyethylene
70 ft
0.118 in.
Lead azide, PETN
HMX/aluminum
Shock from detona-
tin of blasting
cap
DOD Hazard class QD/DIV/SCG
DOT Hazard class: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DOT Container Marking:
Proper shipping name . . . . . . . . . . .
UN serial no. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NSN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DODAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packaging
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing box:
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Net explosive weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12&P
TM 9-1375-213-34
DOD Cons. Ammo. Supply Catalog
1.4S
1.4S
Detonators, non-
electric, for blast-
ing
0367
1375-01-415-1234
MN07
12972631
QAA-1425
30/UNCG box, 4
box/backing box
46 in. x 21 in.x 21
in.
11.74 cu ft
0.4 lb
118 lb
2-10.16 Change 2
TM 43-0001-38
CAP, BLASTING: NONELECTRIC, 70 FOOT SHOCK TUBE WITH INITIATOR, M15 (INERT)
Std A MSR 05963001
Use:
This inert item is used for demonstration and for
training in demolition work requiring nonelectric shock
tube blasting cap.
The inert blasting cap consists of a 70 foot length of
inert shock tube. One end has an attached inert blasting
cap packaged into a plastic holder that has the capability
of holding four additional inert slink tube lines. The
other end of the 70 foot shock tube will have a longer
blasting cap attached. The inert shock tube is made of
thin plastic tubing colored bronze. The inert caps are
made of aluminum with two 1/8 in. holes drilled at 90 de-
gree intervals on one end and labeled “DUMMY” or “IN-
ERT”. A red flag is attached one meter from the longer
cap and a yellow flag is attached two meters from the
longer cap.
This item does not function. Its only purpose is for
demonstration and to give the operator the feel and train-
ing in the use of shock tube blasting caps.
Shock Tube:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cap:
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions:
Lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plastic
Bronze
70 ft
0.118 in.
None
None
Aluminumw/black
markings
2.500 in. (low
strength)
3.500 in. (high
strength)
0.296 in.
Change 2 2-10.17
TM 43-0001-38
Filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As required
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Gross weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 lb
Quantity-distance class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
Storage compatibility group . . . . . . . . N/A
FM 5-250
NSN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1375-01-411-6345
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QAA-1425
2-10.18 Change 2
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
Std A OTCM 37119, dtd 1959.
Percussi on Detonator M1A2 i s a devi ce used
to i ni ti ate demol i ti on charges after a 15-second
del ay. Thi s type of detonator can be used under
water and i s parti cul arl y effecti ve duri ng
assaul t demol i ti on.
Description:
The detonator consi sts of a fi ri ng pi n assem-
bl y, a del ay housi ng and pri mer hol der assem-
bl e and a speci al bl asti ng cap. The fi ri ng pi n
and spri ng, compri si ng the mai n components
of the fi ri ng pi n assembl y, are hel d i n posi ti on
by a safety pi n and a rel ease pi n. The pri mer
hol der i s fi tted wi th a percussi on pri mer, and
the del ay housi ng contai ns a del ay trai n of a
pyrotechni cal mi xture. The bl asti ng cap i s
cri mped to a coupl i ng base whi ch i s an i ntegral
part of the del ay housi ng. The bl asti ng cap i s
covered, duri ng shi pment and storage, by a cap
protector. The speci al bl asti ng cap i s si mi l ar to
the M7 Bl asti ng Cap. The mai n di fference i s
that the i gni ter compound i s adjusted to mai n-
tai n a certai n di mensi on at the open end of the
cap. The 15-second del ay percussi on detonator
may be di sti ngui shed from the 8-second del ay
percussi on detonator by the marki ngs on the
surface of the del ay housi ngs and by the shapes
of the rel ease pul l ri ngs. The 15-second del ay
percussi on detonator has a ci rcul ar pul l ri ng,
whi l e the pul l ri ng on the 8-second del ay detona-
tor i s shaped l i ke a T.
Functioning:
After the safety pi n i s removed and the
rel ease pi n i s pul l ed, the fi ri ng pi n stri kes the
pri mer, whi ch i gni tes the pyrotechni c del ay
trai n. At the end of the del ay trai n, the burn-
i ng powder i gni tes the i gni ter mi x i n the bl ast-
i ng cap and consequentl y the bl asti ng cap deto-
nates other expl osi ves. I t shoul d be noted that,
above 60ºF the actual del ay ti me wi l l be l ess
than normal whi l e bel ow 60ºF the del ay ti me
wi l l be gr eater .
2-11
TM 43-0001-38
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------- Metal
Col or -------------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------------ 3 oz
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 7-1/3 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 7/16 i n.
Fi l l er -------------------------------- Del ay mi x, pri m-
er-mi x, RDX
Method of actuati on ------------ Rel ease pi n
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty
Group -----------------------------
DOTshi ppi ng
cl assi fi cati on -------------------
DOT desi gnati on ----------------
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C -----------------------------
NSN ---------------------------------
Drawi ng ----------------------------
A 1.1
B
Cl ass A
TI ME FUZES -
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
0257
Fuzes, detonati ng
M450
1375-00-729-4378
89903
Packagi ng -------------------------
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght ---------------------------
Di mensi ons ---------------------
Cube ------------------------------
One detonator
per tube assem-
bl y 10 tube
assembl i es per
paperboard-car-
ton, 1 carton per
barri er bag, 5
bags per fi ber-
board outer car-
ton, each outer
carton i n outer
barri er bag, 4
outer barri er bags
(200 detonators)
per wooden box
62 l b
21-1/2 i n. x 17-
11/16 i n. x 18-
15/32 i n.
4.05 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
FM 5-25
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
2-12
TM 43-0001-38
C1assiflcation:
OBS AMCTCM 6418, dtd 1968.
Delay Detonator has a pull ring on the friction
wire, while the 8-Second Delay has a “T han-
dle. Each delay detonator is appropriately
marked.
Functioning:
The 15-Second Friction Delay Detonator is a
device used to initiate demolition charges after
a 15-second delay. This delay detonator is effec-
tive during assault operations and may be used
under water.
Description:
This Delay Detonator consists of a cylindri-
cal-shaped plastic housing containing a pull-
wire coated with a friction material. The pull-
wire is set in a flash compound. A tube set in
the lower end of the housing is a combination
delay and blasting cap. There is a 15-second
delay-mix facing the friction lighter side fol-
lowed by an igniter charge and then a primer
charge and, finally, a blasting cap mix. There is a
protective cap covering the blasting cap end
and a safety cotter pin with a ring for extract-
ing which is positioned through the pull-wire to
block its premature movement.
This detonator is identical to the 8-Second
Delay Friction Detonator M2. The 15-Second
With the safety pin removed, the pull wire
handle (ring) is pulled to draw the friction-
coated portion of the pull wire through the
flash charge. This ignites the delay column. At
the end of 15 seconds, the flame reaches the
end of the delay mix and ignites the igniter
mix. This in turn initiates the primer charge
which then detonates the blasting cap portion.
The detonation in turn sets off the demolition
charge.
Tabulated Data:
Container material ------------- Plastic
Color -------------------------------- Olive drab
Weight ------------------------------ 8 oz (approx)
Dimensions:
Length --------------------------- 6 in. (approx)
Diameter ------------------------ 3/4 in. (approx)
Filler --------------------------------- Friction powder
delay mix, and
RDX
Method of actuation ------------ Pull wire
2-13
TM 43-0001-38
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group- B
DOT shipping classification- A
DOT designation ---------------- TIME FUZES-
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
UNO serial number ------------ 0029
UNO proper shipping name- Detonators,
non-electric
DODIC ----------------------------- M542
NSN--------------------------------- Not available
Drawing ---------------------------- F 73-9-11O
Packaging ------------------------- 10 detonators per
cardboard box; 6
boxes in an inner
packing; 4 inner
packs (200 deto-
nators) per
wooden box
Packing box:
Weight --------------------------- 53 lb
Dimensions --------------------- 21-1/2 in, x 17-
11/16 in. x 18-
18/32 in. (approx)
Cube ------------------------------ 4.05 cu ft
NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
2-14
TM 43-0001-38
Classification:
OBS AMCTCM 6418, dtd 1968.
The 8-Second Fri cti on Del ay Detonator i s a
devi ce used to i ni ti ate demol i ti on charges after
8-seconds del ay. Thi s del ay detonator i s effec-
ti ve duri ng assaul t operati ons and may be used
under water.
Description:
Thi s del ay detonator consi sts of a cyl i ndri cal -
shaped pl asti c housi ng contai ni ng a pul l wi re
coated wi th a fri cti on materi al . The pul l wi re i s
set i n a fl ash compound. A tube set i n the
l ower end of the housi ng i s a combi nati on del ay
and bl asti ng cap. There i s a 15-second del ay-
mi x faci ng the fri cti on l i ghter si de, fol l owed by
an i gni ter charge, and then a pri mer charge
and, fi naI l y, a bl asti ng cap mi x. There i s a pro-
tecti ve cap coveri ng the bl asti ng cap end and a
safety cotter pi n wi th a ri ng for extracti ng
whi ch i s posi ti oned through the pul l wi re to
bl ock i ts premature movement.
Thi s detonator i s i denti cal to the 8-Second
Del ay Fri cti on Detonator M2. The 15-Second
Del ay Detonator has a pul l ri ng on the fri cti on
wi re, whi l e the 8-Second Del ay has a “T han-
dl e. Each del ay detonator i s appropri atel y
mar ked.
Functioning:
Wi th the safety pi n removed, the pul l wi re
handl e (ri ng) i s pul l ed to draw the fri cti on-
coated porti on of the pul l wi re through the
fl ash charge. Thi s i gni tes the del ay col umn. At
the end of 15 seconds, the fl ame reaches the
end of the del ay mi x and i gni tes the i gni ter
mi x. Thi s i n turn i ni ti ates the pri mer charge
whi ch then detonates the bl asti ng cap porti on.
The detonati on i n turn sets off the demol i ti on
char ge.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------- Pl asti c
Col or -------------------------------- Ol i ve drab
Wei ght ------------------------------ 8 oz (approx)
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 6 i n. (approx)
Di ameter ------------------------ 3/4 i n. (approx)
Fi l l er -------------------------------- Fr i cti on powder
del ay mi x, and
RDX
Method of actuati on ------------ Pul l wi re
2-15
ΤΜ 43-0001-38
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------------
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC -----------------------------
NSN---------------------------------
Drawing ----------------------------
Packaging -------------------------
1.1
TIME FUZES -
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
0029
Detonators,
non-electric
M541
Not available
F 73-9-110
10 detonators per
cardboard box; 6
boxes in an inner
packing 4 inner
packs (240 deto-
nators) per
wooden box
*Packing box:
Weight --------------------------- 53 lb
Dimensions --------------------- 21-1/2 in. x 17-
11/16 in. x 18-
18/32 in. (approx)
cube ------------------------------ 4,05 cu ft
-
NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammuntion
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
F M5 - 2 5 0
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
2-16
TM 43-0001-38
Classification:
C & T Materi al Status record 11756003.
Percussi on Detonator M2A1 i s a devi ce used
to i ni ti ate demol i ti on charges after an 8-second
del ay. Thi s type of detonator can be used under
water, and i s parti cul arl y effecti ve duri ng
assaul t demol i ti on.
Description:
The detonator consi sts of a fi ri ng pi n assem-
bl y, a del ay housi ng and pri mer hol der assem-
bl y and a speci al bl asti ng cap. The fi ri ng pi n
and spri ng, compri si ng the mai n component of
the fi ri ng pi n assembl y are hel d i n posi ti on by a
safety pi n and a rel ease pi n. The pri mer hol der
i s fi tted wi th a percussi on pri mer, and the del ay
housi ng contai ns a del ay trai n of a pyro-
techni cal mi xture, The bl asti ng cap i s si mi l ar to
the M7 bl asti ng cap. The mai n di fference i s
that the i gni ter compound i s adjusted to mai n-
tai n a certai n di mensi on at the open end of the
cup. The 15-second del ay percussi on detonator
mav be di sti ngui shed from the 8-second del av
percussi on detonator by the marki ngs on the
surface of the del ay housi ngs and by the shapes
of the rel ease pul l ri ngs. The 15-second del ay
percussi on detonator has a ci rcul ar pul l ri ng.
Whi l e the pul l on 8-second del ay detonator i s
shaped l i ke a T.
Functioning
After the safety pi n i s removed and the
rel ease pi n i s pul l ed, the fi ri ng pi n stri kes the
pri mer whi ch i gni tes the pyrotechni c del ay
trai n. At the end of the del ay trai n, the burn-
i ng powder i gni tes the i gni ter mi x i n the bl ast-
i ng cap and, consequentl y, the bl asti ng cap deto-
nates other expl osi ves. I t shoul d be noted that
above 60°F the actual del ay ti me wi l l be l ess
than nomi nal and bel ow 60°F the del ay ti me
wi l l be gr eater .
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------- Metal
Col or -------------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------------ 3 oz
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 7-1/3 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 7/16 i n.
Fi l l er -------------------------------- Del ay mi x, pri m-
er-mi x and RDX
Method of actuati on ------------ Rel ease pi n
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Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group -
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C -----------------------------
DOT desi gnati on ----------------
NSN ---------------------------------
Drawi ng ----------------------------
Packagi ng -------------------------
1.1
B
Cl ass A
0257
Fuzes, detonati ng
M448
TI ME FUZES -
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
1375-00-729-4375
8799903
One detonator
per tube assem-
bl y 10 tube
assembl i es per
paperboard car-
ton, one carton
per barri er bag,
5 bags per fi ber-
board outer
carton, each outer
carton i n outer
barri er bag, 4
outer barri er bags
per wooden box.
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) --------- 62 l b
Di mensi ons --------------------- 21-1/2 i n. x 17-
11/16 i n, x 18-
15/32 i n.
Cube ------------------------------ 4.05 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
2-18
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Classification:
Std OTCM 36841, dtd
cord or other fi ri ng systems. The concussi on
detonator i s actuated when i t recei ves a detona-
1958.
ti on wave or an i mpul se through water or ai r.
Description:
Concussi on Detonator Ki t Ml i s a mechani -
Each ki t contai ns a fi ri ng mechani sm, a cou-
cal devi ce used to si mul taneousl y detonate a
pl i ng base and bl asti ng cap assembl y and two
number of demol i ti on charges, underwater or
sal t del ay pel l ets. Thei r detai l s are as fol l ows:
above ground. I t i s di sti ngui sh by the fact
that si mul taneus detonati on occurs wi thout
The fi ri ng mechani sm has a convex, snap-
connecti ng demol i ti on charges by detonati ng
type, bronze di aphragm faced wi th a sheet-
b ru ber di aphragm and a protecti ve gri l l . The
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bronze diaphragm is positioned directly above a
split firing pin release spring which, together
with a steel safety ball and a cotter pin, holds
the firing pin spring in the SAFE position. A
perforated pellet sleeve mounted above the fir-
ing pin houses a metal spacer and a salt pellet.
A removable paper pellet-sleeve cover prevents
the salt pellet from dissolving prematurely. For
shipping and storage, the firing mechanism is fit-
ted with a base plug.
The coupling base and blasting cap assembly
consists of threaded coupling base assembled
with a primer and a blasting cap.
The two salt delay pellets, used in under-
water installation only, are color coded to
indicate delay times. The blue pellet takes
approximately 3-112 minutes to dissolve; the yel-
low pellet, approximately 7 minutes.
Functioning:
Underwater. When the safety pin is pulled
and the pellet sleeve cover removed, water
flows through the holes in the pellet sleeve, dis-
solving the salt pellet. With the salt pellet dis-
solved, the metal spacer and safety ball are free
to move up in the pellet sleeve, leaving the fir-
ing pin release spring as the only restraint on
the firing pin. Detonation is initiated by a
shock wave from a detonating charge nearby.
When the shock wave strikes the diaphragm, it
snaps back against the firing release spring,
driving the firing pin into the primer. The
primer initiates the blasting cap which deto-
nated the demolition charge. Do not use this
concussion detonator in depths of more than 15
feet. The hydrostatic pressure at greater
depths may function the device.
In air. The salt pellet and pellet sleeve cover
are not used in above ground installations. The
detonator functions above ground the same as
underwater except that there is no delay in arm-
ing after the safety cotter pin is removed.
Tabulated Data:
Container material ------------- Metal
-------------------------------- Olive drab w/yel-
low markings
Weight ------------------------------ 11 oz
Dimensions:
Length --------------------------- 5 in.
Diameter ------------------------ 3 in. (max)
Explosive components --------- Primer, blasting
cap
Method of actuation ------------ Shock wave
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------------
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NSN ---------------------------------
Drawing ----------------------------
Packaging -------------------------
*Packing box:
Weight (w/contents) ---------
Dimensions ---------------------
Cube ------------------------------
(04) 1.2
B
class c
DETONATING
FUZES
0107
Fuzes, detonating
M540
1375-00-028-5173
73-9-104
One kit per metal
container, her-
metically sealed;
50 containers per
wooden box
59 lb
20-3/8 in. x 18-
3/16 in. x 11-1/32
in.
2.4 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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Type Classification:
Std A OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
Use:
Detonati ng Cord i s used to pri me and deto-
nate other expl osi ve charges.
Description:
Al though speci fi cati on MI L-C-17124 l i sts 12
di fferent detonati ng cords, thi s data sheet
addresses Type I , Cl ass E onl y because i t i s the
onl y detonati ng cord standard for U.S. Army
use. Thi s type of detonati ng cord consi sts of a
core of hi gh vel oci ty expl osi ve i n a seaml ess tex-
ti l e tube. The tube i s covered wi th a thi n l ayer
of asphal t, and sheathed i n an outer cover of
pl asti c coated texti l e. The pl asti c outer cover i s
smooth and col ored ol i ve drab. I t has a detonat-
i ng vel oci ty of not l ess than 5,900 meters per sec-
ond.
Functioning:
When the expl osi ve core of the detonati ng
cord i s detonated by a bl asti ng cap, the detonat-
i ng wave travel s al ong the cord to other bl ast-
i ng caps or expl osi ve charges attached to i t.
Tabulated Data:
Col or -------------------------------- Ol i ve drab
Fi l l er -------------------------------- PETN
Wei ght (per 1000 ft):
--------------------------- 22 l b
Di ameter :
Type I Cl ass E ----------------- 0.235 i n.
Method of actuati on ------------ Bl asti ng cap
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group-
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
DOT desi gnati on ----------------
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packagi ng -------------------------
Cl ass C
CORD
DETONATI NG
FUSE-HANDLE
CAREFULLY
0065
Cord, detonati ng
M456
100 to 1000
foot/spool ; up to
8 0 0 0 f o o t /w o o d e n
box
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*Packi ng box: References:
Wei ght ----------------------------- As requi red
Di mensi ons ---------------------
As requi red
Cube ------------------------------ As requi red
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
TM 9-1375-213-34
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
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Type Classification:
Std A OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
Use:
I nert detonati ng cord i s used i n trai ni ng dem-
ol i ti on personnel i n the proper procedures for
pri mi ng demol i ti on charges.
PVC
Description:
Thi s i nert detonati ng cord, si mi l ar to Type I ,
Cl ass E i n constructi on and external appear-
ance, consi sts of an asphal t-coated cotton tube
sheathed i n an outer cover of smooth pl asti c
coated rayon. The i nert cord di ffers from the
servi ce cord i n that the cord of the trai ni ng
i tem i s i nert l oaded wi th pol y-vi nyl chl ori de
(PVC) fi l l er and the pl asti c outer coat i s bl ue.
Functioning:
The i nert detonati ng cord i s used i n demon-
strati on and trai ni ng for demol i ti on and i ts
does not perform any bal l i sti c functi on.
Tabulated Data:
Col or
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bl ue
Wei ght (per 1000 ft) ------------ 22 l b
Di ameter -------------------------- Approx 0.235 i n.
Fi l l er
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- N/A
Storage compati bi l i ty group - N/A
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - N/A
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- N/A
DODI C ----------------------------- M458
Speci fi cati on -------------------- MI L-C-17124
Packagi ng ------------------------- As requi red
References:
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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THI S PAGE I NTENTI ONALLY LEFT BLANK
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Type Classification:
Std A AMCTCM 3802, dtd 1965.
Use:
The coupl i ng base provi des the means
for hol di ng a pri mer and posi ti oni ng i t i n a fi r-
i ng devi ce so that the fi ri ng pi n of the fi ri ng
devi ce wi l l stri ke i t properl y to functi on the
pri mer, I t i s desi gned for assembl y to any mi l i -
tary standard nonel ectri c bl asti ng cap. Fi ri ng
devi ces are suppl i ed wi th base coupl i ngs. Base
coupl i ngs are stocked for use i n renovati on and
for use i n repl acement of base coupl i ngs
expended i n trai ni ng.
Description:
The base i s fi tted wi th an M27 pri mer on
one end and the other end i s fi tted wi th a protec-
ti ve shi ppi ng cap. The coupl i ng base has two
sets of external threads. One end permi ts
assembl y i nto the fi ri ng devi ces and the other
end can be threaded i nto the expl osi ve’s cap-
wel l , The rubber seal i n the ni ppl e seal s the cou-
pl i ng i nto the bl asti ng cap. The bl asti ng cap
user cri mps the bl asti ng cap onto the ni ppl e.
The coupl i ng base i s cyl i ndri cal i n shape and
i s made of metal .
Functioning:
When the fi ri ng devi ce functi ons, i ts fi ri ng
pi n stri kes the pri mer. The pri mer i gni tes and,
m turn, i ni ti ates the bl asti ng cap. The bl asti ng
cap functi ons the expl osi ve charge.
Tabulated Data:
I tem materi al -------------------- Zi nc based cast-
i ng al l oy
Col or
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ol i ve drab
Di mensi ons:
Length
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 3/4 i n.
Expl osi ve component ---------- M27 (ol d) or
M39A1 (new)
pri mer or com-
merci al equi va-
l ent
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Type Classification:
Std A AMCTCM 3802, dtd 1965.
The coupl i ng base provi des the means
for hol di ng a pri mer and posi ti oni ng i t i n a fi r-
i ng devi ce so that the fi ri ng pi n of the fi ri ng
devi ce wi l l stri ke i t properl y to functi on the
pri mer. I t i s especi al l y desi gned for assembl y to
an M7 bl asti ng cap. Fi ri ng devi ces are suppl i ed
wi th base coupl i ngs. Those currentl y stocked
have metal l i c ones; new procurements wi l l con-
tai n thi s base coupl i ng, Base coupl i ngs are
stocked for use i n renovati on and for use i n
repl acement of base coupl i ngs expended i n trai n-
i ng.
Description:
Thi s i tem i s compri sed of three mai n pl asti c
pi eces:
A base fi tted wi th an M39A1 pri mer on one
end and the other end covered wi th a protecti ve
shi ppi ng cap. The base has two sets of external
threads. The pri mer si de has threads to permi t
the assembl y to fi ri ng devi ces and the other end
has threads to accommodate a nut, such that i t
wi l l jam the fl ared end of an M7 bl asti ng cap
agai nst the protrusi on and make a waterti ght
seal (si mi l ar i n part to a tubi ng compressi on fi t-
ti ng).
A nut whi ch has i nternal threads to mate
wi th the base and external threads to mate
wi th demol i ti on charges. The nut i s so con-
structed that i ts i nternal coni cal shape mates
wi th the coni cal shape of the base (bl asti ng cap
end).
A gasket i s posi ti oned on the nut to assure a
waterti ght fi t between the nut and the expl o-
si ve i tem.
Functioning:
When the fi ri ng devi ce functi ons, i ts fi ri ng
pi n stri kes the pri mer, The pri mer i gni tes and,
i n turn, i ni ti ates the bl asti ng cap. The bl asti ng
cap functi ons the expl osi ve charge.
Tabulated Data:
I tem mater i al -------------------- Pl asti c
Col or ------------------------- Bl ack, ol i ve drab
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------- 1 i n.
Di ameter ----------------- 3/4 i n.
Expl osi ve component ---------- M39A1 pri mer
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Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------------
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC -----------------------------
Drawing ----------------------------
Packaging -------------------------
1.4
s
c
PERCUSSION
FUZES
0044
Primers, cap type
M327
8837262
250 per carton,
6 cartons (1500
boxes) wooden
in.
Cube ------------------------------ 2.5 cu ft
50/waterproof carton -------- 10 carton (500
case/wooden box)
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
MLB-11596
TM 911375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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Type Classification:
Std A.
The coupling body provides the means for
holding a primer and positioning it in a firing
device so that the firing pin of the firing device
will strike it properly to function the primer. It
also provides the means of securing a blasting
cap to the firing device so that it will be be initi-
ated by firing of the primer. The coupling body
is functionally interchangeable with the cou-
pling bases used with older firing devices in this
mode of operation and has the additional alter-
nate capability of lighting time blasting fuse for
short delay type boobytraps. The coupling body
is currently (1980) issue only as a component
of the M142 Firing device.
Description:
The coupling body is a cylindrical plastic
assembly that contains the explosive initiating
element, an M42 primer, and a screw-on cap
assembly that will secure either a nonelectric
blasting cap or a time blasting fuse into the
body. The primer end is threaded to fit into the
body of a mechanical firing device. The other
end is threaded to mate with the capwells of
older explosive charges or (by threading on the
packing nut) to provide a waterproof seal
around the blasting cap or time blasting fuse.
Functioning
When the firing device functions, its firing
pin strikes the primer. The primer ignites and,
in turn, initiates the blasting cap or lights the
time blasting fuse.
Tabulated Data:
Item material --------------- Plastic
Color ----------------------- Black, olive drab
Dimensions:
Length ------------------ 1-9/16 in.
Diameter --------------- 9/16 in.
Explosive component ---------- M42 primer
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.4
Storage compatibility group - S
DOT shipping classification - C
DOT designation ------------ PERCUSSSION
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UNO seri al number ------------ 0044 References:
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Pri mer, cap type
DODI C ----------------------------- Not avai l abl e
MI L-B-11596
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
2-30
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Type Classification:
C&T MSRS 1176003.
Fi ri ng Devi ce M1, a rel ease-type devi ce, actu-
ated by the removal of a restrai ni ng wei ght, i s
used i n setti ng up boobytraps.
Description:
Thi s fi ri ng devi ce has a cube-shaped bodv
wi th a pri med coupl i ng base extendi ng from
one si de. The opposi te si de i s fi tted wi th a
detachabl e cover. The body houses the fi ri ng
mechani sm whi ch i ncl udes a fi ri ng pi n, a
spri ng, a spri ng l ever and a l atch. The l atch
engages a l i p on the l ever and extends through
an openi ng i n the top of the body to a bracket
mounted above the coupl i ng devi ce. The l atch
i s hel d i n safe posi ti on y a safety pi n i nserted
through the bracket. Hol es on opposi te si des of
the body permi t the i nserti on of a nai l or heavy-
gauge wi re for added safety . A nai l i ng bracket
i s wel ded to the base of the devi ce for use i n
i nstal l ati on. The coupl i ng base, fi tted wi th a
cel l ul oi d protector used duri ng shi ppi ng and
storage i s threaded external l y for assembl y
wi th the boobytrap. A restrai ni ng wei ght of 3
pounds or more i s needed on the spri ng l atch
when the devi ce i s i nstal l ed.
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Upon removal of the restrai ni ng wei ght, the
l atch rel eases the spri ng l ever whi ch spri ngs for-
ward i n a 75 degree arc to stri ke the fi ri ng pi n.
Thi s i ni ti ates the pri mer i n the coupl i ng base.
whi ch i n turn i gni tes the coupl ed bl asti ng cap
and the resul ti ng detonati ng l asti ng cap sets
off the expl osi ve devi ce.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al -------------
Col or ------------------------
Demensi ons (w/coupl i ng
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fi l l er --------------------------
Method of actuati on ------------
Steel
Ol i ve drab or
pl ated steel
(si l ver or cad-
mi um gol d)
2 i n. x 2 i n. x 3 i n.
Pri mer mi xture
Removal of
restrai ni ng l oad
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.4
Storage compati bi l i ty group - S
DOT shi ppi ng
cl assi fi cati on ------------------- Cl ass C
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- PERCUSSI ON
UNO seri al number ------------ 0349
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Arti cl es, expl o-
si ve, n.o.s
DODI C ----------------------------- M631
Drawi ng ---------------------------- D39661-1
Packagi ng ------------------------- 4 per chi pboard
box, 20 boxes
(80 devi ces) per
wooden box
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) --------- 44.1 l b
Di mensi ons --------------------- 26-1/4 i n. x 10-1/2
i n. x 8-1/2 i n.
Cube ------------------------------ 1.35 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 20-32
2-32
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Type Classification:
Contingency MSRS
Firing Device M1
under tension. A safety strip, color coded for
identification, is positioned through a hole in
11756003.
h the firing pin housing to block t e firing pin
from striking the primer prematurely. The six
different colors of the safety strip denote the six
different time delays.
is a chemically timed
device used for delayed action firing of mines
Functioning:
and demolition charges.
Description:
The device consists of a two-piece tubular
body The two tubes are joined together by a
plug. One half of the body is brass; the other
half very thin copper. The copper half contains a
sealed glass ampoule filled with a corrosion
chemical. The brass half houses a firing pin
and spring and is fitted with a primed base cou-
pling. A restraining wire, attached to the cop-
per end of the body extends through the entire
length of the body to the firing pin. It holds
the firing pin in a cocked position so that the fir-
ing pin spring is compressed and the wire is
The copper portion holding the glass
ampoule is squeezed, the glass ampoule breaks,
releasing its chemical filler. The chemical
reacts with the restraining wire at a predeter-
mined rate. When the wire is eaten through,
the firing pin is released and is driven by the
spring into the primer in the coupling base.
The resulting flame of the primer ignites the
blasting cap, which is attached to base coupling,
and consequently detonates the mine or demoli-
tion charge. It should be noted that the length
of delay time is affected by extremes in tempera-
ture to the extent that it increases at low
temperatures and decreases at high tempera-
tures.
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Tabulated Data:
Body materi al -------------------- Brass and copper
Col or of fi ri ng devi ce ----------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Col or codi ng of safety stri ps:
6 to 14 mi nute del ay --------- Bl ack
12 to 32 mi nute del ay ------- Red
45 to 115 mi nute del ay ----- Whi te
100 to 280 mi nute del ay ---- Green
210 to 570 mi nute del ay ---- Yel l ow
610 to 1130 mi nute del ay -- Bl ue
Wei ght ------------------------------ 1.5 oz
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 5-1/4 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 5/8 i n.
Fi l l er -------------------------------- Pri mer mi xture
Method of actuati on ------------ Pressure
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.4
Storage compati bi l i ty group - S
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass C
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- PERCUSSI ON
UNO seri al number ------------ 0349
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Arti cl es, expl o-
si ve, n.o.s.
DODI C:
Col or Code:
Bl ack --------------------------- M616
(Mi xed Pack) Red,
Whi te, Green,
Yel l ow, Bl ue ---------------- M617
Red ----------------------------- M619
Whi te -------------------------- M620
Green -------------------------- M621
Yel l ow ------------------------- M622
Bl ue ----------------------------
Dr awi ng -------------------------
*Packi ng ----------------------
**Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ---------
Di mensi ons ---------------------
Cube ------------------------------
M623
8846784
10 per setup box,
1 box per vapor
barri er bag, 15
bagged boxes per
carton, 1 carton
per bag, 3 bagged
cartons (450
devi ces) per wi re-
bound wooden
box
56 l b
16-2/16 i n. x 14-
1/2 i n. x 8-27/32
i n .
1.2 cu ft
*Packaged as descri bed herei n except as noted
bel ow.
Yel l ow and Green packed 10/carton, 12 car-
tons/waterproof l i ned wooden box.
Mi xed packed i n sets of 10 red, 3 whi te, 3 green,
one yel l ow and one bl ue per fi berboard box, and
5 boxes per wooden carton.
NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
FM 20-32
2-34
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FIRING DEVICE, DEMOLITION: M1, PULL TYPE
Type Classification:
Std A AMCTCM, dtd 1968.
Pul l -type fi ri ng Devi ce M1, acti vated onl y by
a pul l on a tri p wi re, i s used i n setti ng up booby-
traps, boobytrappi ng mi nes, and as an actuator
for i mprovi sed anti personnel mi nes.
Description:
Thi s ti ri ng devi ce consi sts of a cyl i ndri cal
case (body), head and coupl i ng base. The head,
whi ch i s permanentl y joi ned to the case, con-
tai ns a rel ease pi n, rel ease pi n ri ng, a l oadi ng
spri ng and a safety pi n. The case, whi ch con-
tai ns the fi ri ng mechani sm consi sti ng of the fi r-
i ng pi n and compressi on spri ng, al so contai ns a
posi ti ve safety pi n. The coupl i ng base, whi ch i s
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screwed i nto the case, contai ns the pri mer. The
outer end of the coupl i ng base i s threaded to fi t
acti vators and demol i ti on charge capwel l s. A
bl asti ng cap may be assembl ed to the ni ppl e.
The pul l -ri ng end of the ti ri ng pi n, whi ch i s sl ot-
ted axi al l y to form four jaws, passes through a
cyl i ndri cal openi ng i n the case. The end of the
rel ease pi n, fi tti ng i nto an axi al hol e i n the sl ot-
ted end of the fi ri ng pi n, causes i t to engage on
the upper surface of the openi ng, thereby
restrai ni ng downward movement of the fi ri ng
i n. The safety pi n, whi ch passes through a
Rol e i n the head and a hol e i n the rel ease pi n,
prevents acci dental movement of the rel ease
pi n duri ng shi pment and handl i ng. The posi -
ti ve safety pi n, whi ch passes through a hol e i n
the case between fi ri ng pi n and pri mer, pre-
vents the fi ri ng pi n from stri ki ng the pri mer
shoul d the fi ri ng pi n be acci dental l y rel eased.
An anchor cord on the case i s used to anchor
the fi ri ng devi ce fi rml y duri ng i nstal l ati on.
Functioning:
A di rect pul l of 3 to 5 pounds i n the tri pwi re
moves the rel ease pi n out of posi ti on, rel easi ng
the compressi on spri ng whi ch dri ves the fi ri ng
pi n i nto the pri mer. The pri mer i gni tes whi ch,
i n turn, i ni ti ates the bl asti ng cap attached to
the base coupl i ng. The bl asti ng cap detonati on
sets off the expl osi ve devi ce to whi ch i t i s
attached.
Tabulated Data:
Body materi al --------------- Metal
Col or of fi ri ng devi ce ----------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------------ 2 oz
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 3-7/8 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 7/8 i n.
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.4
Storage compati bi l i ty group - S
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass C
DOT desi gnati on ------------- PERCUSSI ON
FUZES
UNO seri al number ------------ 0349
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Arti cl es, expl o-
si ve, n.o.s.
DODI C ------------------------- M630
Drawi ng ----------------------- 9227596, 879612
Packi ng ---------------------------- 5 fi r i ng devi ces
and 2 spool s tri p-
wi re per fi ber-
board contai ner,
one contai ner per
barri er bag, 40
bags (200 ti ri ng
devi ces) per
wooden box
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) --------- 49 l b
Di mensi ons --------------------- 21-5/8 i n. x 13 i n
x 11 i n.
Cube ------------------------------ 1.9 cu ft
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
FM 20-32
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Type Classification: Description:
Thi s devi ce consi sts of a rectangul ar body
contai ni ng the fi ri ng mechani sm, and a pri med
coupl i ng base. The fi ri ng mechani sm consi sts
of a spri ng-l oaded fi ri ng pi n, a rel ease pl ate,
Pressure Rel ease Fi ri ng Devi ce M5 i s used
and a safety pi n. The coupl i ng base, primed
i n boobytrap i nstal l ati ons to acti vate mi nes and
wi th a percussi on pri mer, i s threaded to fi t i n
the capwel l of a mi ne acti vator or demol i ti on
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Functioning:
A r estr ai ni ng l oad of appr oxi matel y 5
pounds i s pl aced on the fi ri ng devi ce at the ti me
of i nstal l ati on. When the restrai ni ng l oad i s
removed, the rel ease pl ate moves out of l i ne
rel easi ng the fi ri ng pi n. The spri ngl oaded fi r-
i ng pi n stri kes the pri mer. The resul ti ng fl ame
from the pri mer i gni tes the bl asti ng cap whi ch,
i n turn, detonates the charge.
Tabulated Data:
Body materi al -------------------- Pressed steel
Col or of fi ri ng devi ce ----------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Ol der i tems are
pl ated steel (cad-
mi um-gol d col -
ored) w/bl ack
marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------------ 2 oz
Di mensi ons ----------------------- l -3/4 i n. x 1 i n. x
Fi l l er -------------------------------- Pri mer mi xture
Method of actuati on ------------ Pressure rel ease
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.4
Storage compati bi l i ty group - S
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass C
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- PERCUSSI ON
FUZES
UNO seri al number ------------ 0349
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Arti cl es, expl o-
si ve, n.o.s.
DODI C ----------------------------- M627
Drawi ng---------------------------- 9249244
Packi ng ---------------------------- 4 fi ri ng devi ces
per paperboard
carton, one car-
ton per barri er
bag, 5 bags per
fi berboard carton,
10 carton (200 fi r-
i ng devi ces) per
wooden box
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) --------- 46.2 l b
Di mensi ons --------------------- 21-9/16 i n. x 13-
1/2 i n x 11 i n.
Cube ------------------------------ 1.6 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
FM 20-32
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Tape Classification:
STD MSR 05816017.
The Demol i ti on Fi ri ng Devi ce M122 i s used
to detonate expl osi ves from a remote l ocati on.
Description:
The Demol i ti on Fi ri ng Devi ce M122 consi sts
of a separate transmi tter and ten recei vers.
The transmi tter transmi ts coded radi o si gnal s
to acti vate a specfi c recei ver and i s a one pi ece,
sel f-contai ned uni t si mi l ar i n appearance to a
wal ky-tal ky. The ful l y transi stori zed uni t,
whi ch i s powered by a battery pack, can gener-
ate, encode and transmi t a radi o si gnal to acti -
vate a recei ver. Over a mi l l i on di fferent codes
may be sel ected for transmi ssi on; therefore,
many recei vers may be acti vated from one trans-
mi tter i n a short peri od of ti me.
The recei ver, pl aced i n the vi ci ni ty of the
expl osi ve, i ni ti ates the expl osi ve upon recei pt of
the properl y coded radi o si gnal . I t i s a smal l
box wi th an i ntegral cyl i ndri cal battery compart-
ment on top. I t contai ns the el ectri c ci rcui try
to fi re the attached bl asti ng caps upon recei v-
i ng the properl y encoded command si gnal from
a transmi tter. Speci al ci rcui try al l ows the
recei ver to be actuated onl y by recei pt of a
coded radi o si gnal uni que to the parti cul ar
recei ver. Each and every recei ver has i ts own
i ndi vi dual code. Power for the operati on of the
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recei ver and for the fi ri ng of the bl asti ng caps i s
a si ngl e D cel l .
Functioning:
When actuated by the transmi tter, the
recei ver acts as a l ow capaci ty el ectri c bl asti ng
machi ne. The ful l functi oni ng sequence i s as fol -
l ows:
Charges, mi nes, etc. are empl aced and el ectri -
cal l y pri med i n the normal manner.
The recei ver i s empl aced and i ts antenna i s
posi ti oned verti cal l y.
Fi ri ng l eads of the bl asti ng cap ci rcui t are
connected to the recei ver’s bl asti ng cap bi ndi ng
posts.
The recei ver’s del ay-armi ng swi tch i s moved
to the ARM posi ti on and the operati ng person-
nel wi thdraw to the remote fi ri ng l ocati on.
After the armi ng del ay peri od has passed,
the transmi tter, (set to the proper code) i s func-
ti oned when desi red and the recei ver fi res the
bl asti ng caps. The recei ver can remai n on duty
awai ti ng i ts actuati on si gnal for a l ong ti me (a
nomi nal 20 days can be expected, dependi ng
upon envi ronment and battery).
Tabulated Data:
Packi ng Data:
Shi ppi ng Box (wi th contents):
Length --------------------- 25.5 i n. (64.8 cm)
Wi dth ---------------------- 24.5 i n. (62.2 cm)
Hei ght --------------------- 11.5 i n. (29.2 cm)
Wei ght (as shi pped) ---- 75.0 l b (34.0 kg)
----------------------- 4.2 cu ft (0.2 cum)
Carryi ng case (w/contents,
i ncl udi ng batteri es):
Si ze:
Length ---------------------
Wi dth ----------------------
Hei ght ---------------------
Wei ght ---------------------
-----------------------
Transmi tter:
NSN --------------------------
Si ze (antenna col l apsed):
Length ----------------------
Wi dth -----------------------
Hei ght ----------------------
23.75 i n. (60.3 cm)
22.75 i n. (57.8 cm)
8.8 i n. (22.4 cm)
35 l b (16.6 kg)
2.8 cu ft
(0.08 cum)
1375-01-021-0606
11.00 i n. (28 cm)
2.63 i n. (6.37 cm)
6.25 i n. (15.87 cm)
Wei ght:
Wi thout battery pack --
Wi th battery pack -------
Operati ng temperature -
Effecti ve Range:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Esti mated:
Through dense fol i age --
Through dense jungl e ---
Over l and (cl ear l i ne-
of-si ght) --------------------
Over water ------------------
Over frozen tundra ------
From ai rcraft (cl ear
l i ne-of-si ght) --------------
Recei ver :
Length -----------------------
Wi dth -------------------------
Hei ght ------------------------
Wei ght:
Wi thout battery -----------
Wi th battery ---------------
Capaci ty
Nomi nal (see
Tabl e 2-1 for detai l s) ---
Operati ng temperature
w/al kal i ne battery --------
Transmi tter Battery Pack:
Type ----------------------------
Vol tage -------------------------
BA Type -------------------------
Si ze:
Length -----------------------
Wi dth -------------------------
Hei ght ------------------------
Wei ght ------------------------
Marki ng (i ni ti al
producti on onl y):
Contract No.
Date
18 vol ts
2.25 l b (1.25 kg)
4.25 l b (2.13 kg)
25°F to ±25°F
(-32°C to +52C)
0.6 mi l e (1.0 km)
0.6 mi l e (1.0 km)
or l ess
0.5 mi l e (0.8 km)
or l ess
2.0 mi l es (3.3 km)
3.0 mi l es (5.0 km)
0.5 mi l e (0.8 km)
or l ess
6.0 mi l es (10.0 km)
4 i n. (10 cm)
4 i n. (10 cm)
4 i n. (10 cm)
1.1 l b (0.5 kg)
1.4 l b (0.6 kg)
Fi ve M6 el ectri c
bl asti ng caps i n
ser i es
25°F to ±25°F
(-32°C to +52°C)
Al kal i ne
18 V
N/A
6135-01-110-3516
5.1 i n. (12.9 cm)
3.3 i n. (8.4 cm)
2.3 i n. (5.8 cm)
2.0 l b (0.9 kg)
Manufacturer’s name, Pl ant l ocati on
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*The BA 1030/u mercury battery does not have
the protrudi ng posi ti ve contact of al kal i ne and .
zi nc carbon batteri es. Because of thi s:
Al ways careful l y check pol ari ty of a mercury
battery when i nstal l i ng.
Rotate the mercury battery two ful l turns
wi thi n battery compartment after i nserti ng i t.
Al ways assure the recei ver’s contacts are
maki ng proper contact by conducti ng a check-
out of any recei ver bei ng used wi th a mercury
battery.
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Type Classification: Description:
S (LCCA) Mar 77. a. The basi c component of the devi ce i s a
mechani cal swi tch desi gned for mechani cal actu-
ati on (to i ni ti ate the expl osi ve) by pressure,
pul l , pressure rel ease or tensi on rel ease. I n addi -
The M142 i s a mechani cal fi ri ng devi ce
ti on to i ts four mode capabi l i ty the M142 can
i ntended for use wi th anti -personnel mi nes and
be used to i i gni te ei ther a bl asti ng cap (as i n
when setti ng up boobytraps usi ng demol i ti on
other fi ri ng devi ces) or a ti me bl asti ng fuse for
charges. I t provi des i n a si ngl e i tem a si mpl e
setti ng a short del ay type boobytrap.
means of mechani cal i ni ti ati on of a boobytrap
devi ce i s weather seal ed and wi l l al so functi on
by rel ease, pul l , pressure rel ease, or tensi on
under water.
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b. The fi ri ng devi ce consi sts of a number of
di fferent components to faci l i tate operati on i n
four modes. These components whi ch make up
fi ri ng devi ce are:
(1) The swi tch that i ncorporates two
pi vot pi ns, a sear pl ate, a spri ng and a fi ri ng
pi n. A safety pi n i s al so i ncorporated i n the
swi tch to prevent acci dental i ni ti ati on. I t i s posi -
ti oned i n front of the fi ri ng pi n and i s onl y
removed after the desi red operati ng mode i s set
up.
(2) A tri pwi re -- 50 feet of copper wi r e
wound on a cardboard spool . An ol i ve drab coat
of pai nt over the wi re prevents i t from acci den-
tal l y unwi ndi ng and ai ds conceal ment. I t i s
used i n the tensi on rel ease mode and i n the pul l
mode.
(3) A tensi on rel ease attachment spe-
ci al formed stai nl ess steel wi re that has a
spri ng type acti on. I n the tensi on rel ease
mode, the attachment hol ds the tri pwi re under
tensi on that, i n tur n, mai ntai ns the fi r i ng
devi ce i n a constant armed posi ti on. Actuati on
i s i ni ti ated when the taut tri pwi re us cut whi ch
permi ts the sear pl ate to rel ease the fi ri ng pi n.
(4) A coupl i ng body -- a cyl i ndri cal pl as-
ti c assembl y that contai ns the expl osi ve i ni ti at-
i ng el ement, an M42 pri mer, but no bl asti ng
cap. (The cap must be i nstal l ed by the user.)
(5) An I nstructi on Sheet gi vi ng abbrevi -
ated setup i nstructi ons i s provi ded wi th each
devi ce.
(6) Fastener s -- a set of nai l s and
screws, for securi ng the swi tch are i ncl uded
wi th each devi ce.
c. The ol i ve drab pl asti c swi tch and cou-
pl i ng body are unpai nted. They are unmarked
except for a yel l ow band pai nted on the cou-
pl i ng body. The brass safety pi n and steel pi vot
pi ns are unpai nted.
d. The M142 fi r i ng devi ce components,
i ncl udi ng the i nstructi on sheet, screws and
nai l s are packed i n a cyl i ndri cal metal con-
tai ner 3-1/8 i n. di ameter and 1-1/4 i n. hi gh.
Fi fty-si x contai ners are packed i n four M19A1
ammuni ti on boxes (14 per box) whi ch are i n
turn packed i n a wi rebound wooden box.
(1) The operati ng mode i s determi ned
by sel ecti ve removal of one of the two pi vot pi ns
i n the swi tch whi ch permi ts the sear pl ate to
rotate about the other pi vot pi n. When both
pi ns are i n pl ace the sear pl ate i s l ocked i n posi -
ti on. The two pi vot pi ns, the round head pi vot
pi n and square head pi vot pi n are of di fferent
di ameters and are not i nterchangeabl e.
(2) When the swi tch i s set for pul l or
pressure, (removal of the square headed pi n) a
pul l of more than 4 pounds or a pressure of
more than 9 pounds makes the sear pl ate pi vot
on the round-headed pi n, rel easi ng the spri ng
l oaded fi ri ng pi n.
(3) When the swi tch i s set for pressure-
rel ease (by removal of the round-headed pi n)
the sear pl ate i s hel d down by a l oad of at l east
2 pounds. Removal of the 2-pound l oad makes
the sear pl ate pi vot on the square-headed pi n,
rel easi ng the spri ng l oaded fi ri ng pi n.
(4) When the swi tch i s set for tensi on
rel ease (by removal of the round-headed pi n),
the sear pl ate i s hel d under tensi on by a taut
tri pwi re. Cutti ng of the tri pwi re makes the
sear pl ate pi vot on the square-headed pi n, rel eas-
i ng the spri ng l oaded fi ri ng pi n.
b. The coupl i ng body i s i nter changeabl e
wi th the standard coupl i ng base i n functi oni ng
attached bl asti ng caps and, i n addi ti on, has the
al ternate capabi l i ty of l i ghti ng a ti me bl asti ng
fuse. The coupl i ng body has another advantage
over the standard coupl i ng base i n that i t i s not
necessary to cri mp the bl asti ng cap to attach i t.
Tabulated Data:
Actuati ng force:
Pressure -------------------------
Pul l -------------------------------
Pressure rel ease --------------
Tensi on rel ease ----------------
Model ------------------------------
Wei ght ------------------------------
Length ------------------------------
Wi dth -------------------------------
Hei ght ------------------------------
Materi al ----------------------------
Functioning:
Pri mer ------------------------------
more than 9
pounds
more than 4
pounds
2 pounds or more
to set, but not
more than 150
pounds
Rel ease of tensi on
M142
1.2 oz
4.0 i n.
1.6 i n.
1.1 i n.
Pl asti c, steel ,
brass and stai n-
l ess steel
M42
a. The swi tch contai ns a spri ng l oaded fi r-
i ng pi n hel d i n posi ti on by a moveabl e sear
pl ate that can be set to rel ease the fi ri ng pi n i n
any one of the four operati ng modes.
Metal Contai ner:
Di mensi ons --------------------- Approx 3-1/8 od x
Col or ------------------------------ Ol i ve drab wi th
whi te l etteri ng
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Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.4
Storage compati bi l i ty group - S
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass C
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- PERCUSSI ON
UNO seri al number ------------ 0349
UNO proper shi ppi ng name- Arti cl es, expl o-
si ve, n.o.s.
DODI C
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ML03
NSN
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1375-01-040-1526
Dr awi ng
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9296865
Packi ng ------------------------------- 56 devi ces packed
i n 4 boxes each
contai ni ng 14 fi r-
i ng devi ces
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Type Classification:
Std A AMCTCM 6384, dtd 1968.
Thi s fi ri ng devi ce i s a mechani cal devi ce
desi gned for actuati on by ei ther an i ncrease
(pul l ) or decrease (rel ease) of the tensi on of a
taut tri pwi re and i s i ntended for use wi th anti -
personnel mi ne M3, or i n setti ng up boobytraps
wi th mi nes or demol i ti on charges.
Description:
The fi ri ng devi ce consi sts of a head, body cou-
pl i ng base, fi ri ng pi n, rel ease pi n, safety pi n,
and wi nch assembl y. The head, whi ch i s
cri mped to the body acts as a gui de for the
rel ease pi n, The body contai ns a spri ng-l oaded
fi ri ng pi n, i n whi ch the knob end of the rel ease
pi n i s i nstal l ed. The coupl i ng base, whi ch
screws i nto the body, contai ns the pri mer,
The outer end of the coupl i ng base i s threaded
to fi t mi ne acti vators and Demol i ti on Charge
capwel l s and has a ni ppl e. A bl asti ng cap may
be assembl ed to the the ni ppl e.
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The outer end of the fi ri ng pi n i s sl otted l on-
gi tudi nal l y to form four jaws, and grooved i nter-
nal l y to recei ve a knob i n the i nner end of the
rel ease pi n. The sl otted end of the fi ri ng pi n
passes through a cyl i ndri cal openi ng i n the
body. I t i s hel d i n thi s posi ti on by the knob of
the rel ease pi n when the rel ease pi n i s i n i ts nor-
mal axi al posi ti on and the safety pi n i n pl ace.
The safety i n passes through an el ongated
openi ng i n the head and a hol e i n the rel ease
pi n. A smal l cotter pi n, whi ch passes through
a hol e i n the end of the safety pi n, prevents acci -
dental movement of the safety pi n duri ng shi p-
ment. The safety pi n, when i n posi ti on, pre-
vents forward or backward movement of the
rel ease i n (beyond the sl i ght movement permi t-
ted by the el ongated sl ot i n the head), thus pre-
venti ng rel ease of the fi ri ng pi n. The wi nch con-
si sts of a bracket, spool wi th a knurl ed knob,
and a pawl , and i s attached to the outer end of
the rel ease pi n.
A posi ti ve safety pi n, one l eg of whi ch passes
through a hol e i n the body between the fi ri ng
pi n and the pri mer, prevents the fi ri ng pi n from
stri ki ng the pri mer shoul d the fi ri ng pi n be acci -
dental l y rel eased. The other l eg of the safety
pi n i s bent around the body to keep i t i n pl ace
duri ng shi pment and handl i ng. An anchor cord
(12 i nches l ong), attached to the eyel et on the
body i s used to anchor the fi ri ng devi ce fi rml y
duri ng i nstal l ati on.
Functioning:
a. Pul l Operati on. A di rect pul l of 6 to 10
pounds on the tri pwi re causes the rel ease pi n to
be pul l ed outward unti l the jaw end of the fi r-
i ng pi n passes beyond the constri cted openi ng
i n the body . I n thi s posi ti on, the jaws spread,
thereby rel easi ng the fi ri ng pi n from the knob
of the rel ease pi n. The jaws then cl ose, rel eas-
i ng the fi ri ng pi n whi ch, dri ven by i ts spri ng,
fi res the pri mer.
b. Tensi on-Rel ease Operati on. Rel ease of
tensi on, such as cutti ng or detachi ng the tri p-
wi re, permi ts the rel ease pi n and spri ng-l oaded
fi ri ng pi n from the rel ease pi n. The rel eased fi r-
i ng pi n, dri ven by i ts spri ng, fi res the pri mer.
Tabulated Data:
Materi al ---------------------------- Zi nc di e casti ng
al l oy
Col or -------------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------------ Not avai l abl e
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 5-1/4 i n
Di ameter ------------------------ 1 i n.
Expl osi ve charge (fi l l er) ------- Pri mer mi xture
Method of actuati on ------------ Pul l or rel ease of
tri pwi re
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group -
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
DOT desi gnati on ----------------
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C -----------------------------
Drawi ng ---------------------------
Packagi ng -------------------------
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ---------
Di mensi ons ---------------------
Cube ------------------------------
1.4
s
Cl ass c
PERCUSSI ON
FUZES
0349
Arti cl es,
expl osi ve, n.o.s.
M629
73-9-87/8837267
5 devi ces and 2
80-ft spool s of
tri pwi re per pkg,
5 pkgs per i nner
pkg, 6 i nner pkgs
(150 devi ces and
60 spool s) per
wooden box
49.9 l b
15-3/8 i n. x 11-3/8
i n. x 10-3/4 i n.
1.18 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
FM 20-32
2-48
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
C&T, T MSRS 11756003. Fi ri ng Devi ces M1 and M1A1, Pressure
Type, are pressure-acti vated devi ces used to det-
onate boobytraps and mi nes.
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Description:
The fi ri ng devi ce consi sts of a head, case,
and coupl i ng base. The case that contai ns the
fi ri ng mechani sm has three l ugs, each wi th a
hol e for use i n anchori ng the devi ce. The fi ri ng
mechani sm consi sts of a spri ng-l oaded fi ri ng
pi n hel d i n the cocked posi ti on by a fi ri ng pi n
rel ease pi n, whi ch i s attached to the pressure
cap. Thi s i s accompl i shed by a keyhol e-shaped
openi ng i n the tri gger pi n. The smal l er part of
thi s openi ng fi ts i nto a groove i n the fi ri ng pi n
(cocked posi ti on); the l arger part of the openi ng
permi ts the free movement of the fi ri ng pi n
upon rel ease. The head, an i ntegral part of the
case, contai ns the fi ri ng pi n rel ease pi n mecha-
ni sm, whi ch termi nates i n a pressure cap. A
tapped hol e i n the center of the pressure cap i s
provi ded for use of an extensi on. The coupl i ng
base, whi ch screws i nto the case, contai ns the
pri mer. A removabl e fork, l ocated under the
pressure cap, prevents movement of the fi ri ng
pi n rel ease pi n. The safety pi n, whi ch passes
through a hol e i n the case between the fi ri ng
pi n from stri ki ng the pri mer shoul d the fi ri ng
pi n be acci dental l y rel eased.
Functioning:
A pressure of 20 pounds on the pressure cap
compresses the fi ri ng pi n rel ease pi n spri ng and
pushes the rel ease spri ng downward. When the
enl arged porti on of the keyhol e-shaped openi ng
i n the rel ease pi n i s i n the l i ne wi th the spi ndl e,
the fi ri ng pi n i s rel eased. The spri ng-l oaded fi r-
i ng pi n then fi res the pri mer. The fl ame from
the pri mer i gni tes the bl asti ng cap whi ch, i n
turn, detonates the charge.
Tabulated Data:
Housi ng materi al --------------- Metal
Col or -------------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------------ 0.228 l b
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 4-1/2 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 1/2 i n.
Method of actuati on ------------ Pressure
Fi l l er -------------------------------- Pri mer mi x
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.4
Storage compati bi l i ty group - S
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass C
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- PERCUSSI ON
FUZES
UNO seri al number ------------ 0349
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Arti cl es, expl o-
si ve, n.o.s.
DODI C ----------------------------- M626
Dr avi ng
--------------------------------- 73-9-70
M1A1 ----------------------------- 73-9 -70-1
*Packagi ng ------------------------ 5 per box, 50
boxes (250
devi ces) per
wooden box
**Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) --------- 80 l b
Di mensi ons --------------------- 27-1/4 i n. x 12-3/4
i n, x 10-1/4 i n.
Cube ------------------------------ 2.06 cu ft
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
2-50
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
Std OTCM 36841, dtd 10 Jul y 1958.
Percussi on Pri mer M2 i s a component of a
coupl i ng base. I t i s i ssued separatel y for repri m-
i ng fi ri ng devi ces used wi th practi ce mi nes and
boobytr aps.
Description:
Thi s pri mer consi sts of a vented copper hous-
i ng fi tted wi th an open cup contai ni ng pri mer
mi xture and an anvi l . The housi ng i s desi gned
for pressfi tti ng i n the chamber of the coupl i ng
base.
Functioning
When the pri mer i s struck by a fi ri ng pi n,
the anvi l stri kes the pri mer mi xture whi ch
i gni tes and emi ts a smal l but i ntense fl ame.
Tabulated Data:
Housi ng materi al --------------- Copper
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 0.304 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 0.216 i n.
Fi l l er -------------------------------- Pri mer mi xture
Method of actuati on ------------ Percussi on
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group -
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
DOT desi gnati on ----------------
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C -----------------------------
Drawi ng ----------------------------
Packagi ng -------------------------
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ---------
Di mensi ons ---------------------
Cube ------------------------------
1.4
B
Expl osi ve C
SMALL ARMS
PRI MER--
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
0044
Pri mers, cap type
M180
B4760-1 ENG
100 per cardboard
box, 50 boxes
(5000 pr i mer s)
per wooden box
24 l b
18-318 i n. x 9-3/4
i n, x 7-1/2 i n.
0.8 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1376-213-34
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PRIMER, PERCUSSION: CAP, M27
The Percussi on Cap Pri mer M27 i s a compo-
nent of a coupl i ng base. I t i s i ssued separatel y
for repri mi ng fi ri ng devi ces used wi th practi ce
mi nes and boobytraps.
Description:
Thi s pri mer, si mi l ar i n constructi on to
Percussi on Pri mer M2, consi sts of a vented cop-
per housi ng contai ni ng a cup of pri mer mi xture
and an anvi l . The housi ng i s desi gned for press
fi tti ng i n the chamber of the coupl i ng base.
Functioning:
When the pri mer i s struck by a fi ri ng pi n,
the anvi l stri kes the pri mer mi xture whi ch
i gni tes and emi ts a smal l but i ntense fl ame.
Tabulated Data:
Housi ng materi al --------------- Copper
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 0.308 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 0.216 i n.
Fi l l er -------------------------------- Pri mer mi xture
Method of actuati on ------------ Percussi on
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group -
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
DOT desi gnati on -------------------
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C -----------------------------
Dr awi ng
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packagi ng -------------------------
Packi ng box -----------------------
1.4
B
Expl osi ve C
SMALL ARMS
PRI MERS -
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
0044
Pri mers, cap type
M81O
8837810
As requi red
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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THI S PAGE I NTENTI ONALLY LEFT BLANK
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Type Classification:
Std B OTGM 36841, dtd 1958.
Ti me bl asti ng fuse (safety fuse) i s used i n mi l -
i tary demol i ti ons to i gni te nonel ectri c bl asti ng
caps, above ground or underwater. The fuze i s
desi gned to permi t the operator to i gni te i t and
reach cover before detonati on occurs.
Description:
Ti me bl asti ng fuse consi sts of a water-
proofed fi ber cord wi th a core of bl ack powder.
The outer surface of the cord i s corrugated, and
i s usual l y orange i n col or.
NOTE
Because of i ts corrugated surface,
safety fuse does NOT form a water-
proof seal when a bl asti ng cap i s
cri mped onto i t. Seal i ng compound
must be used to waterproof the i nstal l a-
ti on.
Functioning:
On i gni ti on, the fl ame travel s through the
core of bl ack powder at a uni form rate towards
the bl asti ng cap and detonati ng i t on contact.
The burni ng rate vari es between rol l s, and some-
ti mes wi thi n a si ngl e rol l , from approxi matel y
30 seconds per foot to 45 seconds or more. The
burni ng rate may be affected by cl i mati c condi -
ti ons, and i t i ncreases si gni fi cantl y underwater.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------- Fi ber
Col or --------------------------------Usual l y orange
Di mensi ons:
Length
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
50 ft coi l
Di ameter ------------------------ 0.2 i n.
Fi l l er --------------------------------Bl ack powder
Method of actuati on ------------ Fl ame or fuse
i gni ter
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group -
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
DOT desi gnati on ----------------
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name-
DODI C -----------------------------
Speci fi cati on ----------------------
1.4
s
Expl osi ve C
SAFETY FUSE
0105
Fuse, safety
M670
MI L-F-20412,
MI L-E-15160
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Packagi ng ------------------------- 50 ft per coi l , 2
Cube ----------------------- 3.9 cu ft
cods per package,
5 packages per
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
metal can, 8 cans Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
per wooden box NSN’S.
(4000 ft)
References:
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) --------- 93.6 l b
Di mensi ons --------------------- 30 i n. x 14-5/8 i n.
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
x 14-5/8 i n.
FM 5-250
2-56
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Type Classification:
Std A OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
Ti me Bl asti ng Fuse M700 i s used i n mi l i tary
demol i ti ons to i gni te nonel ectri c bl asti ng caps,
The burni ng rate of the fuse permi ts the opera-
tor to i gni te the fuse and reach cover before det-
onati on. Thi s fuse i s si mi l ar to and i nter-
changeabl e wi th standard safety fuse.
Description:
The fuse consi sts of a conti nuous del ay of
bl ack powder, ti ghtl y wrapped and i ncl osed by
an i nner cover of jute yarn counterwound wi th
cotton yarn, and covered by a thi n cover of bi tu-
men whi ch i n turn i s covered on the outsi de by
an extruded pl asti c sheath. The fuse i s ol i ve
drab wi th a yel l ow si ngl e band 1/4 i nches wi de
every 18 i nches and a doubl e yel l ow band every
90 i nches. The burni ng rate i s 36 to 44 seconds
per foot.
Functioning
When the fuse i s i gni ted, the fl ame travel s
through the core of bl ack powder towards the
bl asti ng cap and detonates i t on contact. The
burni ng rate may be affected by humi di ty tem-
perature and i f used under water. Under arcti c
condi ti ons, the pl asti c coveri ng may become bri t-
tl e and crack easi l y.
Tabulated Data:
Coveri ng materi al -------------- Fi ber cord
Col or ---------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 50 ft coi l
Di ameter ------------------------ 0.2 i n.
Fi l l er ---------------------------- Bl ack powder
Method of actuati on ------------ Fl ame or fuse
i gni ter
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group -
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
DOT desi gnati on --------------
UNO seri al number -----------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name-
DODI C
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speci fi cati on --------------------
Packagi ng -----------------------
1.4
S
Expl osi ve C
SAFETY FUSE
0105
Fuse, safety
M670
MI L-F-45144
50 ft per coi l , 2
coi l s per package,
5 packages per
metal can, 8 cans
(4000 ft) per
wooden box
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*Packing box:
References:
Weight (w/contents) --------- 107 lb
Dimensions ------------------- 30 1/2 in. x 15-
5/16 in. x 17-7/32
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
i n.
FM 5-250
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
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Type Classification:
Std A OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
This inert fuse is used for demonstration
and for training in demolition work requiring
time blasting fuse.
Description:
The fuse consists of a continuous inert mix
simulating the black powder core of the live
fuse. It is tightly wrapped and inclosed by an
inner cover of jute yarn counterwound with cot-
ton yarn and covered by a thin coat of bitumen
which in turn is covered on the outside by an
extruded plastic sheath. The fuse is blue in
color and bears 1/8 in. black marking “INERT
on each end of the 50 foot roll.
Functioning
This item does not function, Its only pur-
pose is for demonstration and to give the opera-
tor the feel and practice in the use of time blast-
ing fuse.
Tabulated Data:
Covering Material -------------- Plastic
-------------------------------Blue w/black
markings
Dimensions:
Length -------------------------- 50 % coil
Diameter ------------------------ 0.2 in.
Filler ----------------------------- Inert material
Method of actuation ------------ None
Shipping and Storage Data
Quantity-distance class ------- N/A
Storage compatibility group - N/A
DOT shipping classification - N/A
DOT marking -------------------- None
DODIC -------------------------- M671
Specification ---------------------- MIL-F-45144
Packaging ------------------------- As required
Packing box ----------------------- N/A
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
2-59
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HOLDER: BLASTING CAP & SHOCK TUBE, M9
Std A MSR 05963001
The M9 is a black plastic clamping device designed
to hold the shock tube ends of shock tube blasting caps
securely in close proximity to the detonator end of anoth-
er high strength shock tube cap or a conventional blast-
ing cap. The M9 can accommodate and assure proper
proximity for initiation of up to five shock tubes from the
one detonator. The device is a one-piece molding with
two hinged, snap-together flaps to hold the detonator and
shock tubes securely.
The M9 is designed to hold the shock tube ends of
shock tube blasting caps securely in close proximity to
the detonator end of another blasting cap. The M9 can
accommodate and assure proper proximity for initiation
of up to five shock tubes from the one detonator. The
detonator is inserted and secured by folding closed the
smaller hinged flap. The ends of the shock tubes are then
inserted through the channels in the holder and are then
secured next to the detonator by snapping closed the larg-
er flap of the holds.
Dimensions (closed):
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thickness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accommodation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NSN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DODAC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specification: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.0 in.
1.3 in.
0.7 in.
One detonator/Five
shock tubes
Polyethylene
Black
1375-01-415-1229
ML45
12972626
QAA-1423
49 lb
Change 2 2-60.1
Limitations:
Because this item is designed for one-time use, contin-
ued usc in training will wear out the hinges very quickly.
TM 43-0001-38
2-60.2 Change 2
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Type Classification:
Obsolete Material Status Record 11756003.
Us e :
Time Blasting Fuse Igniter M1 is a friction-
actuated device used to initiate time blasting
fuse.
Description:
Igniter Ml consists of a paper tube fitted
with a pronged fuse retainer at one end and a
pull handle at the other. The pull handle is
assembled to a coated wire which extends
through a small cup of friction compound in the
forward end of the tube.
Functioning:
When the pull handle is pulled, the move-
ment of the wire through the tube ignites the
friction compound which, in turn, ignites the
time blasting fuse held in the fuse retainer.
Tabulated Data:
Covering material -------------- Paper
Color --------------------------- Grey, Brown or
Olive drab
Dimensions:
Length --------------------------- 3-1/3 in.
Diameter ------------------------ 0.34 in.
Filler -------------------------------- Friction powder
Method of actuation ------------ Pull wire handle
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.4
Storage compatibility group - S
DOT shipping classification - Explosive C
DOT designation ---------------- FUSE IGNITERS
UNO serial number ------------ 0131
UNO proper shipping name- Lighters, fuse
DODIC ----------------------------- M765
Specification ---------------------- MIL-I-125
Packaging ------------------------- 10 cylindrical
cardboard con-
tainers of 250
each (2500 ig -
niters in each
wooden box)
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*Packi ng box: References:
Wei ght (w/contents) --------- AS r equi r ed
Di mensi ons --------------------- AS requi red
Cube ------------------------- As r equi r ed
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
FM 5-250
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
DWG 78-0-136
NSN’S.
2-62
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Type Classification:
C&T OTCM 37290, dtd 1959.
Weatherproof Fuse I gni ter M2 i s used to
i gni te ti me bl asti ng fuse. I t i s especi al l y useful
for adverse weather condi ti ons. I t may al so be
used under water.
Description:
I gni ter M2 i s a two-pi ece assembl y of a bar-
rel and a coupl i ng base. The barrel i s fi tted
wi th a fi ri ng mechani sm whi ch consi sts of a fi r-
i ng pi n, a fi ri ng pi n spri ng and a rel ease pi n.
The rel ease pi n i s attached to a pul l ri ng. The
coupl i ng base contai ns a percussi on pri mer and
a pronged fuse retai ner. The base i s protected,
duri ng shi pment and storage, by a removabl e
paper tube, I ncl uded i n the package i s pl asti c
seal i ng compound.
Functioning
When the rel ease pi n i s pul l ed, the fi ri ng pi n
stri kes the percussi on cap whi ch then i gni tes,
i n turn, the fuse. the i gni ter wi l l i gni te the fuse
under al l weather condi ti ons, even under water
i f properl y waterproofed.
Tabulated Data:
Body Materi al -------------------- Metal
-------------------------------- Ol i ve dr ab or
bl ack w/yel l ow
marki ngs
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 3.95 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 0.5 i n.
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group -
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
DOT desi gnati on ----------------
UNO seri al number ------------
DODI C -------------------
Drawi ng ----------------------------
Packagi ng -------------------------
Cl ass C
FUSE I GNI TERS
0131
Li ghters, fuse
M766
8796313
5/carton, 30 car-
tons (150 i gni t-
ers) per wooden
box)
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*Packi ng box: References:
Wei ght (w/contents) --------- AS requi red
Di mensi ons --------------------- AS requi red
------------------------------ As r equi r ed
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
MI L-I -3948
NSN’S.
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Type Classification:
Std OTCM 37290, dtd 1959.
The weatherproof ti me bl asti ng fuse i gni ter
M60 i s a pul l -type assembl y and i s used to i ni ti -
ate ti me bl asti ng fuse. I t maybe used under al l
weather condi ti ons and even underwater. A
waterti ght seal i s formed onl y wi th the smooth-
surfaced ti me bl asti ng fuse M700.
Description:
The i gni ter consi sts of three major assem-
bl i es: a fi ri ng mechani sm, a fuse hol der and a
pri mer base.
The fi ri ng mechani sm has a housi ng wi th a
threaded cap on one end. A fi ri ng pi n, pul l rod,
rel ease washer, and fi ri ng-pi n spri ng are si tu-
ated i nsi de the housi ng. One end of the pul l
rod protrudes through the top cap and accepts
the pul l -ri ng and safety pi n. The pul l rod has a
venti ng passage whi ch i s opened onl y duri ng fi r-
i ng when the pul l rod i s drawn out of the
i gni ter body. A rubber fri cti on seal washer,
l ocated between the top cap and the housi ng,
seal s the forward end of the housi ng. The fuse
hol der i s assembl ed to the base.
The fuse hol der assembl y consi sts of a
threaded cap wi th a spl i t, tapered col l et i nsi de.
A tapered grommet i s fi tted i nsi de the col l et.
The shi ppi ng pl ug fi ts i n the cap and i s hel d i n
l ace by the grommet and the col l et. The rub-
er grommet al so seal s the fuse end of the
i gni ter .
The pri mer base assembl y l ocated i nsi de the
housi ng, consi sts of a base and a percussi on
pr i mer .
Functioning:
After the fuse i s i nserted i n the i gni ter and
secured, the safety cotter pi n i s removed. A 10
to 30 pound pul l on the pul l ri ng bri ngs the
spri ng-l oaded fi ri ng pi n back to the rel ease
washer, whi ch spreads the fi ri ng pi n’s jaws.
Thi s rel eases the fi ri ng pi n from the knobbed
end of the pul l rod. Once rel eased, the fi ri ng
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pi n i s dri ven by the compressed spri ng i nto the
pri mer whi ch fi res and i gni tes the adjacent fuse.
Hi gh pressure gasses generated by the burn-
i ng pri mer and fuse are vented to the atmos-
phere through the vent passage, el i mi nati ng a
bui l dup of pressure whi ch coul d rupture the
i gni ter.
Tabulated Data:
Body -------------------------------- Nyl on
Materi al ---------------------------- Metal
Col or -------------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 4.8 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------ 1.2 i n.
Fi l l er -------------------------------- Pri mer mi xture
Method of actuati on ------------ Pul l rod
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.4
Storage compati bi l i ty group - S
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass C
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- FUSE I GNI TERS
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C --------------------------
Dr awi ng -------------------------
Packagi ng -------------------------
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ---------
Di mensi ons ---------------------
Cube ------------------------------
0131
Li ghters, fuse
M766
8822497
5 i gni ters per
paperboard box,
one box per bar-
ri er bag, 6 bags
(300 i gni ters) per
wooden box
36.5 l b
17-9/16 i n, x 10-
11/16 i n. x 19-
17/32 i n.
2.04 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
MI L-I -3948
2-66
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IGNITER, TIME BLASTING FUSE: M81, W/SHOCK TUBE CAPABILITY
Std A MSR 05963001
The M81 Igniter is used to ignite time blasting fuse
or to initiate the shock tube of the new shock tube Non-
electric blasting caps.
The M81 is a small plastic tube with a pull ring on a
thin rod projecting from one end, a safety (cotter) pin that
goes laterally through the tube and a screw cap that se-
cures a holding mechanism for the fuse or shock tube on
the other end. A two-piece plastic plug comes secured
into the hole in the screw end cap that will be used to ac-
commodate the shock tube or time blasting fuse. The
two-piece design of the shipping plug allows proper se-
curing of shock tube (with just inner piece removed) or
time blasting fuse (with both pieces removed). The body
and upper screw cap of the igniter is olive drab and the
nomenclature on the item
is stenciled in yellow:
NOTE:
Shock tube is a thin plastic tube with a thin
layer of special explosive material deposited
on its interior surface.
The M81 is manually actuated by the operator. The
sequence is as follows: The operator loosens the screw
cap and removes just the inner piece of the shipping if
shock tube is to be used. If time blasting fuse is to be
used, both pieces of the shipping plug are removed. The
freshly cut off end of the shock tube or time blasting fuse
is inserted in the hole from which the plug was removed.
The screw cap is tightened to secure the fuse or shock
tube; the safety (cotter) pin is removed; the operator pulls
the pull ring; the rod on the pull ring palls the firing pin
against the force of a spring. When the limit of travel is
reached, the pull ring rod releases the firing pin which is
forced by the spring into the M42 primer which fires with
a flame and an explosive shock which ignites the fuse or
initiates the shock tube.
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NOTE:
The standard M60 Igniter (which has an al-
most identical appearance to the M81) will
not secure or reliably initiate shock tube.
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 in.
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pull ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 in.
Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.75 in.
Filler:
M42 primer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Primer mix
Net explosive weight
(per igniter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0001 lb
Method of actuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Impact of spring-
loaded firing pin
on primer effect-
ed by oprator
pulling
pull
DOD Hazard class QD/DIV/SCG 1.4S
DOT Hazard class
Dot Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EXPLOSIVE 1.
DOT Container Marking:
Proper shipping name . . . . . . . . . . .
UN serial no. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NSN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DODAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing box:
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Net explosive weight . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross weight (w/contents) . . .
Lighters, fuse
0131
1375-01-415-1235
MN08
12972638
QAA-1442
5 igniters /paper-
board box one
to barrier bag, 6
bags (300
igniters)/wooden
box
FM 5-250
TM 9-1375-213-12&P
TM 9-1375-213-34
DOD Cons. Ammo. Supply Catalog
17-9/16 in. x 10-
11/16 in. x 19-
17/32 in.
2.04 cu ft
.03 lb
37 lb
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Type Classification:
M34 - Std MSR-12156009.
M32 - Std B AMCTC 8605, dtd Aug 1971.
These al most i denti cal smal l , l i ghtwei ght
bl asti ng machi nes are desi gned to repl ace the
l arger, heavi er machi nes. The M32 i s capabl e
of i ni ti ati ng 10 M6 bl asti ng caps, the M34 i s
capabl e of i ni ti ati ng 50 M6 bl asti ng caps.
ese machi nes are capabl e of fi ri ng thei r
rated number of bl asti ng caps vi a a 500-foot
l ength of WD-1 cabl e.
Description:
The i mpact-resi stant pl asti c housi ng com-
pl etel y seal s the machi nes agai nst sand, dust,
di rt, mud and even total i mmersi on i n three
feet of water. The termi nal s, spri ng-l oaded
Si gnal Corps type, al l ow rapi d and posi ti ve con-
necti on of the fi ri ng l ead conductors. These
machi nes deri ve thei r power from an al ternator
usi ng a capaci tor di scharge ci rcui t.
Functioning:
These machi nes use a smal l al ternator
whi ch i s gear dri ven by the handl e-actuated
pl unger. El ectri cal output from the al ternator
i s recti fi ed and fed i nto capaci tors. When sufi -
ci ent energy i s avai l abl e i n the capaci tors, the
i nternal swi tchi ng ci rcui t di scharges the el ectri -
cal energy to the output termi nal s, and thus to
the bl asti ng ci rcui t. I f there i s no bl asti ng ci r-
cui t attached to the termi nal s, thi s energy wi l l
be di scharged through an i nternal bypass ci r-
cui t.
Tabulated Data:
Machi ne Bl asti ng M32:
Di mensi on (handl e depressed):
Length ------------------------- 2-1/2 i n.
Wi dth --------------------------- 1-1/8 i n.
Hei ght -------------------------- 4-1/8 i n.
Wei ght -------------------------- 11 oz
El ectri cal output (rei n)
(as requi red by spec) ------- 1.5 amps i nto a 48-
ohm l oad for 1.5
mi l sec
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Machi ne Bl asti ng M34:
Di mensi ons (handl e depressed):
Length ------------------------- 1-1/4 i n.
Wi dth --------------------------- 2-5/8 i n.
Hei ght -------------------------- 5-1/4 i n.
Wei ght -------------------------- 13 oz
El ectri cal output (rei n)
(as requi red by spec) ------- 1.5 amps i nto a
150-ohm l oad for
1.5 mi l sec
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
SC 1375-95-CL-F02
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Type Classification:
Bl asti ng machi nes provi de the el ectri c cur-
rent necessary to i ni ti ate el ectri c bl asti ng caps.
The 10-cap machi ne i s one of the most often
used and deri ves i ts power di rectl y from a
shunt-wound DC generator.
Description (l0-Cap):
Thi s machi ne i s a l arge, hand-hel d, metal -
cased, rounded edged box wi th a removabl e
twi st handl e and two screw type termi nal s on
top. Each machi ne has a brass namepl ate con-
tai ni ng perti nent data and a l eather strap for
ease i n handl i ng.
Functioning:
The el ectri c output of the Di xson machi ne i s
much hi gher than ol der machi nes, and i t has a
bui l t-i n safety ci rcui t. Twi sti ng the handl e of
the 10-cap machi ne gear dri ves a shunt wound
CD generator. No current reaches the output
termi nal s unl ess the machi ne has been actu-
ated wi th enough force to produce suffi ci ent
energy to ti re al l ten caps i n a seri es ci rcui t.
Tabulated Data:
Speci fi cati on -------------------- MI L-B-60401
Case ------------------------------- Metal
Col or ------------------------------ Ol i ve drab
Di mensi ons (handl e
not i ncl uded):
Hei ght -------------------------- 6-1/8 i n.
Wi dth --------------------------- 4-5/8 i n.
Depth --------------------------- 3-5/8 i n.
Wei ght (total ) ------------------ 6 l b
El ectri cal output (rei n as
requi red by spec) ------------ 1.5 amps i nto a 35-
ohm l oad for 10 mi l
sec
Twi st angl e of handl e -------- 150 deg
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
SC 1375-95-CL-P02
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Bl asti ng machi nes provi de the el ectri c neces-
sary to i ni ti ate el ectri c bl asti ng caps.
Description:
Thi s machi ne i s a l arge hand-hel d metal -
case, rounded edge box wi th a removabl e twi st
handl e and two screw-type termi nal s on top.
Each machi ne has a brass namepl ate contai n-
i ng perti nent data and a l eather strap for ease
i n handl i ng.
Thi s ol der 10-cap machi ne i s known as the
Fi del i ty-type machi ne si nce i t was pri mari l y
manufactured by Fi del i ty El ectri c Company.
Functioning
Twi sti ng the handl e of the 10-cap machi ne
gear dri ves a shunt wound DC generator. No
current reaches the output termi nal s unti l the
end of the twi st-stroke when a swi tch i s cl osed.
Thi s assures that the generator i s at a hi gh
l evel of output before the output i s put i nto the
bl asti ng ci rcui t.
Tabulated Data:
Speci fi cati on -------------------- WB-411
Di mensi ons (handl e not
i nser ted):
Hei ght --------------------- 5-5/8 i n.
Wi dth
----------------------
4-1/8 i n.
Depth ------------------------ 3-5/8 i n.
Wei ght (total ) ----------- 4.1/2 l b
El ectri cal output (rei n) ------ 1.5 amps i nto a 32-
ohm l oad for 10 mi l
sec
Twi st angl e of handl e -------- 150 deg
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
SC 1375-95-CL-P02
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bl asti ng machi ne provi des the el ectri c
necessary to i ni ti ate 50 el ectri c bl asti ng
Description (50-Cap):
Thi s bl asti ng machi ne i s a l arge wooden
cased box wi th a handl e-actuated pl unger and
two screw-type termi nal s on top. Each
machi ne has a namepl ate contai ni ng perti nent
data. A smal l i ndi cator l amp i s l ocated on the
top surface between the termi nal s.
Functioning:
When the handl e actuates the pl unger the
gear dri ves a shunt wound DC generator. Thi s
bl asti ng machi ne contai ns a bui l t-i n safety ci r-
cui t. The safety ci rcui t does not al l ow any cur-
rent to reach the output termi nal s unti l the
machi ne’s pl unger has been actuated wi th suffi -
ci ent ener gy for maxi mum output. An
i ndi cator l amp l i ghts when the machi ne i s del i v-
eri ng el ectri cal energy to i ts output termi nal s.
Thi s assures that the generator i s at a hi gh
l evel of output before output i s swi tched i nto
the bl asti ng ci rcui t.
Tabulated Data:
Di mensi ons (Pl unger depressed):
Hei ght ----------------------- 15-1/2 i n.
Wi dth --------------------------- 8 i n.
Depth
-----------------------
6-1/2 i n.
Wei ght ------------------------ 20 l b
El ectri cal output (rei n) ------ 1.5 amps i nto a
240-ohm l oad for
10 mi l sec
Stroke l ength of pl unger ----8 i n.
------------------------------- 1375-00-141-9495
Speci fi cati on -------------------- PA-PD-2753
References:
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Thi s bl asti ng machi ne provi des the el ectri c
current necessary to i ni ti ate 30 el ectri c bl asti ng
caps.
Description:
Thi s bl asti ng machi ne i s a l arge rectangul ar
wooden box wi th a handl e-actuated pl unger
and two screw-type termi nal s on top. Each
machi ne has a namepl ate contai ni ng perti nent
data.
Functioning:
When the handl e actuates the pl unger, the
gear dri ves a shunt wound DC generator, No
current reaches the output termi nal unti l the
end of the pl unger dri ve cl oses a swi tch, Thi s
assures that the generator i s at a hi gh l evel of
Tabulated Data:
Speci fi cati on -------------------- WB-411
Di mensi ons (Pl unger depressed):
Hei ght -------------------------- 16 i n.
Wi dth --------------------------- 8 i n.
Depth --------------------------- 8 i n.
Wei ght ---------------------------- Up to 25 l b
El ectri cal output (rei n) ------ 1.5 amps i nto a 90-
ohm l oad for 10 mi l
sec
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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This blasting machine provides the electric
current necessary to initiate 50 electric blasting
caps.
Description (50-Cap):
This blasting machine is a large rectangular
wooden box with a handle-actuated plunger
and two screw-type terminals on top. Each
machine has a nameplate containing pertinent
data.
Functioning:
When the handle actuates the plunger, the
gear drives a shunt wound DC generator. No
current reaches the output terminal until the
end of the plunger drive closes a switch. This
assures that the generator is at a high level of
output before output is switched into the blast-
ing circuit.
Tabulated Data:
Specification ----------------- WB-411
Dimensions (Plunger depressed):
Height --------------------- 17 in.
Width ----------------------- 8 in.
Depth ----------------------- 8 in.
Weight ---------------------------- Up to 28 lb
Electrical output (rein) (as
required by spec)------------ 1.5 amps into a
160-ohm load for
10 milsec
Stroke length of plunger ---- 8 in.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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Thi s bl asti ng machi ne provi des the el ectri c
current necessary to i ni ti ate 100 el ectri c bl ast-
i ng caps.
Description (100-Cap):
Thi s bl asti ng machi ne i s a l arge rectangul ar
wooden box wi th a handl e-actuated pl unger
and two screw-type termi nal s on top. Each
machi ne has a namepl ate contai ni ng perti nent
data.
Functioning:
When the handl e actuates the pl unger, the
gear dri ves a shunt wound DC generator. No
current reaches the output termi nal unti l the
end of the pl unger dri ve cl oses a swi tch. Thi s
assures that the generator i s at a hi gh l evel of
output before output i s swi tched i nto the bl ast-
i ng ci rcui t.
Tabulated Data:
Di mensi ons (Pl unger depressed):
Hei ght -------------------------- 18 i n.
Wi dth --------------------------- 8 i n.
Depth --------------------------- 10 i n.
Wei ght ---------------------------- Up to 32 l b
El ectri cal output (rei n) (as
requi red by spec)------------ 1.5 amps i nto a
160-ohm l oad for
10 mi l sec
Stroke l ength of pl unger ---- 5 to 8 i n.
References
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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Type Classification:
Std A AMCTC-4638, dtd June 1966.
Thi s test set was devel oped as a repl acement
of the bl asti ng gal vanometers to test conti nui ty
of el ectri cal bl asti ng ci rcui ts.
The M51 wi l l repl ace the Bl asti ng
Gal vanometers on an attri ti on basi s onl y
Description:
The M51 i s a hand-hel d, pl asti c-bodi ed rec-
tangul ar pri smoi d wi th a protrudi ng squeeze
handl e. There are two screw-type contact termi -
nal s, one on ei ther si de of the i nstrument and a
test l i ght near one corner of the i nstrument
body. Test set M51 contai ns a magneto-type
el ectri cal i mpul se generator. The test set i s
repl aci ng the bl asti ng gal vanometer.
Functioning:
When the handl e of the test set i s depressed, a
mi nute amount of current fl ows from the
i mpul se generator, through the bl asti ng ci rcui t,
and through a swi tchi ng ci rcui t. I f the bl asti ng
ci rcui t i s conti nuous and has l ess than 200
ohms resi stance, the current can fl ow through
the bl asti ng ci rcui t and actuate the swi tchi ng
ci rcui t, whi ch l i ghts the i ndi cator l amp. I f the
bl asti ng ci rcui t i s open or contai ns a hi gh resi s-
tance, no current (or a very smal l amount)
fl ows and the swi tchi ng ci rcui t i s not actuated.
Tabulated Data:
Di mensi ons (handl e up):
Length ------------------------- 4-3/4 i n.
Wi dth --------------------------- 1-15/16 i n.
Hei ght -------------------------- 3-5/8 i n.
Wei ght -------------------------- 15-1/2 oz
Speci fi cati on -------------------- MI L-T-48134A
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Not avai l abl e.
Thi s smal l i nstrument checks the conti nui ty
and determi nes the approxi mate resi stance of
el ectri cal bl asti ng ci rcui ts.
Description:
Thi s i s a smal l rectangul ar box-shaped
devi ce wi th a meter on one face and two protrud-
i ng, round el ectri cal contacts on ti p. The gal va-
nometers i s one of ONLY two i nstruments gener-
al l y authori zed for checki ng out bl asti ng
ci rcui ts, I t i s furni shed i n a l eather shoul der car-
ryi ng case wi th a wi ndow for readi ng the meter.
Functioning:
Thi s bl asti ng gal vanometers works by send-
i ng a mi nute amount of current from a si l ver
chl ori de battery through the bl asti ng ci rcui t
and through a D’Arsonnal meter. The meter’s
needl e responds on proporti on to the amount of
resi stance the current encounters i n the bl ast-
Tabulated Data:
Speci fi cati on -------------------- WB-411
Di mensi ons (approx di mensi ons
vary wi th manufacturer):
Length ------------------------- 4-1/4 i n.
Wi dth --------------------------- 3-1/4 i n.
Hei ght -------------------------- 1-7/8 i n.
Wei ght (l ess battery) -------16 oz.
Scal e range:
Al l model s ------------------ 1 to 25
Some model s --------------0 to 00 ohms
No. of batteri es ---------------- One
Type of batteri es authori zed:
Normal temperatures -----
Si l ver chl ori de drycel l ,
MI L-B-131368 -------------
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
(O to 125°F)- l ow
temperatures (-20
to O°F)
Type BA-245/u si l -
ver chl ori de dry cel l
MI L-B-131368,
Type BA-2245/u
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U s e :
Thi s standard gal vanometers battery i s used
i n the bl asti ng gal vanometers.
Description:
Thi s battery i s smal l and cyl i ndri cal wi th
two screw termi nal s on top. Marki ngs wi l l vary
wi th manufacturer. Thi s i s a speci al si l ver-
chl ori de dry cel l battery used onl y i n Bl asti ng
Gal vanometer s.
Functioning:
The gal vanometers battery i s a speci al type
that al l ows onl y a very smal l current to fl ow
even when shorted.
NOTE
Thi s battery wi l l deteri orate sl owl y at
average room temperature, therefore, i t
shoul d be stored i n a refri gerator i f i t i s
to be unused for a month or more.
Tabulated Data:
0.9 vol t cyl i ndri cal shape, 2-termi nal stud and
nut type.
Di ameter --------------------- 3/4 i n.
Length ---------------------- 2-3/8 i n.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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Thi s battery i s used i n the bl asti ng gal va-
nometers i n a l ow temperature envi ronment
onl y.
NOTE
Prol onged exposure to temperatures no
hi gher than ordi nary room temperature
wi l l greatl y shorten the shel f and useful
l i fe of thi s speci al l ow-temperature gal va-
nometers battery. Therefore, thi s bat-
tery shoul d be removed from the gal va-
nometers and stored i n a refri gerator
anyti me the gal vanometers i s not i n use.
Thi s battery i s smal l and cyl i ndri cal wi th
two screw termi nal s on top. Marki ngs wi l l vary
wi th manufacturer. Thi s i s a speci al si l ver-
chl ori de dry cel l battery formul ated for l ow tem-
per atur e.
Functioning:
The gal vanometers battery i s a speci al type
that al l ows onl y a very smal l current to fl ow
even when shorted.
Tabulated Data:
0.9 vol t cyl i ndri cal shape, 2-termi nal stud and
nut type, corrosi on-resi stant.
Di ameter --------------------- 3/4 i n.
Length ----------------------- 2-3/8 i n.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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Type Classification:
Std MSR 03684158.
The 40-pound crateri ng demol i ti on charges
are the new versi on of the standard crateri ng
charge. The H-6 expl osi ve has a rel ati vel y l ow
detonati ng vel oci ty and i s therefore unsui tabl e
for cutti ng and breachi ng operati ons. However,
the bl ast effect, whi ch i s rel ated to pressure of
gases produced, gi ves i t a pushi ng or heavi ng
effect whi ch makes i t sui ted for crateri ng and
di tchi ng operati ons. Because of the l ar ge
amount of expl osi ve i n conveni ent form, they
may al so be used i n destroyi ng bui l di ngs and for-
ti fi cati ons and overturni ng bri dge abutments.
Description:
The 40-pound crateri ng demol i ti on charges
are waterti ght cyl i ndri cal metal contai ners wi th
approxi mate 39 pounds of H-6 expl osi ve. A
semi ci rcul ar angl e i s l ocated on the top of the
contai ner for handl i ng the charge or l oweri ng i t
i nto a hol e.
The first generation charge has a booster
charge of 0.43 pounds of composi ti on A-5 posi -
ti oned at the top of the mai n charge to faci l i tate
pri mi ng from the top, Two pri mi ng tunnel s are
therefore l ocated on the top surface of the
charge al ong wi th a steel l i fti ng handl e and a
bl asti ng cap wi re-securi ng post.
The second generation char ge i s an
i nteri m desi gn that may or may not have a
booster and pri mi ng tunnel s si mi l ar to the fi rst
generati on charge. Due to a techni cal i rregul ar-
i ty i n producti on, i t must be treated as i f i t has
no i nternal booster and must be pri med wi th
external booster charges.
The third generation charge i s desi gned to
be easi l y i ni ti ated wi th detonati ng cord. Dual
detonati ng cord tunnel s are on the top surface
above a speci al (i nternal ) booster. (Fi nal con-
fi gurati on not avai l abl e at thi s ti me).
Differences:
The second generati on requi res dual , si de
pri mi ng wi th demol i ti on charges. Marki ngs tel l
how and where to pri me.
The thi rd generati on requi res onl y top pri m-
i ng wi th a si ngl e pass of detonati ng cord and an
overhand knot and has two detonati ng cord tun-
nel s for dual pri mi ng.
On i ni ti ati on by bl asti ng cap or detonati ng
cord, the booster (i nternal or external ) deto-
nates the expl osi ve charge H-6 whi ch destroys
the target by a pushi ng and heavi ng acti on, a
characteri sti c of l ow vel oci ty expl osi ves.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al -------------
Col or --------------------------------
Wei ght ------------------------------
Di mensi ons:
Length ---------------------------
Fi l l er --------------------------------
Booster -----------------------------
Method of actuati on ------------
Steel
Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
43 l b
20 i n. x 6.7 i n. di a
Composi ti on H-6
195 gm, A-5
Mi l i tary bl asti ng
caps (el ectri c or
-
nonel ectri c) or
detonati ng cord
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group -
UNO i denti fi cati on number -
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C -----------------------------
NSNS:
1st generati on -----------------
2nd generati on ----------------
3rd generati on -----------------
1.1
D
0048
Charges, demol i -
ti on
M039
1375-01-250-6029
(Pri mari l y
NAVY/MARI NE
Corps i ssue)
1375-01-379-9669
(Pri mari l y Army
i ssue)
TBD (Al l servi ces
i n 1994 or l ater)
The fi rst generati on requi res pri mi ng on top
wi th a mi l i tary bl asti ng cap or 10-turn Ul i
knot of detonati ng cord.
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Drawi ng ---------------------------- 9395714
Packagi ng --------------------------- 1 per M18A2
(Pr opel l i ng
charge) metal
contai ner
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ---------- 58 l b
Di mensi ons --------------------- 26.3 i n. x 8.4 i n.
Cube ------------------------------ 0.84 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
Advantages:
The new charges have the advantage of l ess
moi sture sensi ti vi ty over thei r predecessors
whi l e retai ni ng thei r si ze, shape and heavy
expl osi ve content whi ch tai l or them for crater-
i ng operati ons.
Limitations:
The new charges shoul d be dual pri med l i ke
any other charge used underground. The new
charges are a bi t more sensi ti ve to damage than
the ol d one. The new charge shoul d be kept i n
i ts protecti ve metal shi ppi ng contai ner unti l i t
i s as cl ose to the poi nt of depl oyment as practi -
cabl e. The fi rst generati on charge requi res a
Ul i knot be used i n detonati ng cord ri mi ng
rather than an overhand knot i n the detonat-
i ng cord passed through the detonati ng cord tun-
nel (s). The second generati on charge requi res
pri mi ng wi th external booster charges.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
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Type Classification:
Std OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
The 43-pound crateri ng demol i ti on charge i s
the standard crateri ng charge. Because of the
l arge amount of expl osi ve i n conveni ent forms,
i t ma al so be used i n destroyi ng bui l di ngs and
forti cati ons and overturni ng bri dge abut-
ments. The ammoni um ni trate base expl osi ve
has a rel ati vel y l ow detonati ng vel oci ty and i s
therefore unsui tabl e for cutti ng and breachi ng
operati ons. However, the l ow vel oci ty bl ast
effect gi ves i t a pushi ng or heavi ng effect whi ch
makes i t sui ted or crateri ng and di tchi ng opera-
ti ons.
Description:
The 43- pound crateri ng demol i ti on charge i s
a waterti ght cyl i ndri cal metal /contai ner wi th
approxi matel y 30 pounds of an ammoni um
ni trate base expl osi ve and a TNT booster of
approxi matel y 10 pounds i n the center porti on
next to the pri mi ng tunnel s. Two pri mi ng tun-
nel s are attached to the outsi de of the con-
tai ner, mi dway between the ends One tunnel
serves as a cap wel l for pri mi ng the demol i ti on
charge wi th an el ectri c or nonel ectri c mi l i tary
bl asti ng cap. The other tunnel i s for pri mi ng
l wi th detonati ng cord passed through the tunne
and knotted at the end. A cl eat between the
tunnel s secures ti me bl asti ng fuse, el ectri cal fi r-
i ng wi re or detonati ng cord i n pl ace. A metal
ri ng i s provi ded on the to of the contai ner for
l oweri ng the charge i nto a hol e.
Functioning:
On i ni ti ati on by bl asti ng cap or detonati ng
cord, the TNT i n the booster detonates the
expl osi ve charge of ammoni um ni trate whi ch
destroys the target by a pushi ng and heavi ng
acti on, a characteri sti c of l ow vel oci ty expl o-
si ves.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------- Steel
Col or ---------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght
----------------------------
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Dimensions:
Length --------------------------- 24 in. x 7 in. dia
Filler -------------------------------- Ammonium
nitrate based
explosive
Booster ----------------------------- TNT
Method of actuation ------------ Military blasting
caps (electric or
nonelectric) or
detonating cord
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------------
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC -----------------------------
Drawing ----------------------------
Packaging
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
*Packing box:
Weight (w/contents) ----------
1.1
D
Class A
HIGH
EXPLOSIVE -
DANGEROUS
0048
Charges, demoli-
tion
M039
8837975
1 per wooden box
70 lb
Dimensions --------------------- 27-1/8 in. x 8-5/8
in. x 9-318 in.
Cube ------------------------------ 1.27 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
Limitations:
Ammonium nitrate readily absorbs mois-
ture, thereby it becomes more difficult to initi-
ate and less effective. It is not possible to deto-
nate wet ammonium nitrate. To insure
detonation, the metal containers must be
inspected for any evidence of water damage,
an all charges placed in wet or damp borehold-
ers should be detonated as soon as possible.
Ammonium nitrate cratering charges should be
dual primed.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
4-8
T M 4 3 - 0 0 0 1 - 3 8
Type Classification:
Obsol ete - Materi al Status Record 11756003.
The charge, someti mes referred to as a ri gi d
Li near Demol i ti on Charge, i s a separate i tem
i ssue used wi th the Ki t, Rod, Earth, Bl ast
Dri ven Set: M13. Thi s charge i s used for enl arg-
i ng the hol e produced by the Rod, Propel l i ng
M13. I t produces a hol e i n the ground of about
12 i nches i n di ameter. Thi s hol e i s sui tabl e for
empl aci ng crateri ng charges i n order to create
obstacl es. These hol es can al so be used for
empl aci ng Cl asses 6, 7, and 9 tel ephone pol es.
The Ki t i s not a repl acement for the earth
auger, rather, i t i s a suppl ement to the earth
auger i n that i t i s used i n si tuati ons whi ch pro-
hi bi t the use of the auger.
Description:
Thi s i tem consi sts of two charge tube assem-
bl i es; each approxi matel y 3/4 i nches i n di ame-
ter and three feet l ong. Each tube contai ns
approxi matel y 0.6 l b Comp B and ni ne RDX
booster pel l ets, one of whi ch i s sol i d and the
remai ni ng ei ght are hol l ow. The hol l ow end
contai ns a threaded adapter capabl e of accept-
i ng a base coupl i ng. The i tem i ncl udes a sl eeve
whi ch enabl es the operator to joi n two tubes
together to form a spri ngi ng charge assembl y of
approxi matel y 6 feet i n l ength.
Functioning:
After the Earth Rod, Bl ast Dri ven: M13 has
been extracted, the spri ngi ng char e i s i nserted
and readi ed for functi oni ng wi th a sui tabl e
pri mer (bl asti ng cap, el ectri c, nonel ectri c, del ay
detonator, etc.). The pri mer i ni ti ates the
booster whi ch, i n turn, detonates the mai n
Comp B charge. The resul ti ng expl osi on
enl arges the hol e i n the ground.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al -------------
Col or --------------------------------
Wei ght ------------------------------
Di mensi ons:
Length ---------------------------
Di ameter ------------------------
Fi l l er --------------------------------
Pl asti c
Natural phenol i c
0.9 l b/per l oadi ng
assembl y
3 ft approx./per
l oadi ng assembl y
3/4 i n. approx.
Comp B (Mai n
charge)
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Booster ----------------------------- RDX pellets
Method of actuation ------------ Blasting cap, std
firing device, or
detonators
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group - D-2
DOT shipping classification - Class A
DOT designation ---------------- HIGH
EXPLOSIVE
UNO serial number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shipping name - Charges, demoli-
tion
DODIC ----------------------------- M440
Drawing ---------------------------- 82-13-23
Packaging ------------------------- Two 3 ft sections
+ 1 connecting
sleeve, each
packed 20 per
wooden box
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
4-10
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Type Classification:
Std A OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
This charge is a separate item of issue, and
is a component of Demolition Kit, Earth Rod,
Blast Driven Set No. 1. It is used for propelling a
steel rod into the ground 6 feet; depending
upon the type of soil present. After the rod is
extracted from the ground, the hole is enlarged
with charge, explosive, springing, for Rod,
Earth, Blast, Driven, M13 (linear demolition
charge). The holes, about 12 inches in diame-
ter, can be used for emplacing Classes 6, 7, and
9 telephone poles. The kit is not a replacement
for the earth auger; rather, it is used in situ-
ations which prohibit the use of the auger.
Description:
This charge has an outer cylindrical metal
container holding 270 grams of Smokeless
Powder M2 and M44 Primer consisting of a two-
inch long x 1/2 inch diameter plastic container.
The plastic container holds approximately 3-1/2
grams Glazed Black Powder and 12 inches of
Time Blasting Fuse which is permanently
attached. The primer is centrally located in the
propelling charge.
The item, after being assembled with the
primer, is placed into the bottom of the firing
chamber of the Earth Rod. Then mud or clay is
firmly packed onto the charge to fill the firing
chamber. The Time Blasting Fuse is protrud-
ing through the mud. The fuse is initiated with a
fuse igniter or other convenient means (the oper-
ator takes cover). The burning fuse ignites the
black powder in the primer. he black powder
ignites the propellant. The burning propelling
powder drives the rod down into the ground.
Tabulated Data:
Container material ------------- Metal
Color -------------------------------- Olive drab
Weight ------------------------------ 3/4 lb
Dimensions:
Length --------------------------- 2-3/4in. x 3-13/16
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Fi l l er -------------------------------- Smokel ess pow-
der
Pri mer (M44) --------------------- Bl ack powder
Method of actuati on ------------ Ti me bl asti ng
fuse l i ghter
i gni ter
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.3
Storage compati bi l i ty group - C
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass B
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- PROPELLANT
EXPLOSI VES,
CLASS B
UNO seri al number ------------ 0275
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type Classification:
Std OTCM 37119, dtd 1959.
i s a medi um-vel oci ty Mi l i tary dynami te M1
bl asti ng expl osi ve used i n mi l i tary construc-
ti on, quarrryi ng and demol i ti on.
Mi l i tary dynami te consi sts of a mi xture of
RDX, petrol eum based bi nder and guar gum
packed i n cyl i ndri cal paraffi n coated paper car-
tri dges. Each cartri dge i s 1-1/4 i nches i n di ame-
ter and 8 i nches l ong.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave
whi ch demol i shes the target by cutti ng, breach-
i ng, or crateri ng. The type of demol i ti on
achi eved depends on the pl acement of the
charge i n rel ati on to the target.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------- Paper
Col or -------------------------------- Tan w/bl ack
marki ngs
Di mensi ons:
Length --------------------------- 8 i n.
Di ameter ----------------------- 1-1/4 i n.
Fi l l er -------------------------------- RDX, bi nder and
guar gum
Pri mer (M44)------------------------------- Bl ack powder
Method of actuati on ------------ Bl asti ng cap or
detonati ng cord
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------
Storage compati bi l i ty group -
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
DOT desi gnati on ----------------
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C -----------------------------
Drawi ng ----------------------------
Cl ass A
HI GH
EXPLOSI VES -
DANGEROUS
0082
Expl osi ve, bl ast-
i ng type B
M591
MI L-D-45413
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Packagi ng -------------------------
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght ----------------------------
Di mensi ons ---------------------
50 cartri dges per *NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
waterproof bag, 2 Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
bags (100 car-
NSN’S.
tri dges) per
wooden box References:
62 l b
19-7/8 i n. x 11-7/8
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
i n. x 11-7/8 i n.
Cube
FM 5-250
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Type Classification:
facing materials.
Std OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
Std AMCTC 6039, dtd 1968.
TNT block demolition charges are standard
demolition charges and are used for all types of
demolition work. However, the 1/4-pound
charge is used primarily for training purposes.
Description:
TNT block demolition charges are issued in
three sizes. The 1/4-pound lock demolition
charge is in a cylindrical waterproof cardboard
container, and the 1/2-pound and 1-pound block
demolition charges are in rectangular water-
proof cardboard containers. All three have
metal ends with a threaded cap well in one end.
TNT (trinitrotoluene) charges have a high deto-
nating velocity and thus TNT is particularly
well suited to cutting or breaching hard sur-
When the charge is detonated, the explosive is
converted into compressed gas. The gas exerts
pressure in the form of a shock wave which
demolishes the target by cutting, breaching, or
cratering. The type of demolition achieved
depends on the placement of the charge in rela-
tion to the target.
Tabulated Data:
Container material -------------
Color ----------------------------
Weight --------------------------
Dimensions:
1/4-lb block -----------------
1/2-lb block ------------
1-lb block -------------------
Cardboard
Olive drab w/yel-
low markings
1/4 lb, 1/2 lb, or 1
l b
3-5/8 in. (length)
x 1-1/2 in. (dia)
3-1/2 in. x 2 in. x
2 in.
7in. x 2in. x 2in.
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Filler -------------------------------- TNT
Method of actuation ------------ Military blasting
caps or detonat-
ing cord
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------------
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC:
1/ 4-l b bl ock ----------
1/2-lb block -----------
1- l b bl ock - - - - - - - - - - -
Ordnance Part Number:
1/4-lb block ----------------
1/2-lb block -----------------
1-lb block -----------------
Packaging:
1/4-1 lb block ----------------
1/2-lb block ---------------
1-lb block ----------------
Class A
HIGH
EXPLOSIVE -
DANGEROUS
0048
Charges, demoli-
t i on
M030
M031
M032
8797113
8885245
8885249
192 blocks w/4
bags of 12
(ea)priming
adapters per
wooden box*
96 blocks w/2
bags of 12 (es)
priming adapters
per wooden box*
48 blocks w/bag of
12 priming adapt-
ers per wooden
box*
**Packing box:
Weight (w/contents):
1/4-lb block ----------------- 84 lb
1/2- & 1-lb blocks ---------- 71.5 lb
Dimensions (Outside):
1/4-lb blocks ------------ 18-1/8 in. x 16-5/8
in. x 9-7/8 in.
1/2- & 1-lb blocks --------- 22-1/2 in. x 11-1/4
in. x 9-5/8 in.
Cube:
1/4-lb blocks -------------- 1.7 CU ft
1/2- & 1-lb blocks ---------- 1.4 CU ft
*Priming Adapter M144, Ordnance Part
Number 8800913, is also available as a separate
item of issue.
**NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
Limitations:
TNT block demolition charges cannot be
molded and are difficult to use on an irregular
shaped target. TNT is not recommended for
use in closed spaces because its explosion pro-
duces explosive gases.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type CIassification:
Std OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
Universal Destructor M10 is used primarily
to covert high explosive bombs and artillery pro-
jectiles into improvised demolition charges. It
is also used to destroy deteriorated and aban-
doned ammunition. The destructor is designed
to accommodate any ammunition with 1,5-,
1,7-, or 2-inch fuze wells.
the forward end to an activator bushing. The
tetryl pellets in the forward cup have-center
Description:
Destructor M10 is essentially an adapter-
booster assembly consisting of an ammunition
bushing, a booster assembly, an activator bush-
ing, and a blasting cap bushing. The ammuni-
tion bushing is threaded externally to fit 1.7- or
2-inch diameter fuze wells. Internally, it is
threaded to mate with the booster assembly,
which consists of two booster cups filled with
tetryl pellets. The booster cups, threaded
together to form an assembly are attached at
holes designed to accommodate a blasting cap or
activator, The 1.5-inch external thread which
accepts the activator can also be threaded into
a 1.5-inch fuze cavity. The activator bushing,
threaded to accept an M1 activator, is assem-
bled at the forward end to a blasting cap
bushing which will accept any standard firing
device. During shipment and storage, the blast-
ing cap bushing is sealed with a closing plug
and cork gasket.
Functioning:
On activation by blasting cap or mine activa-
tor, the tetryl pellets in the booster explode,
The resulting detonating wave initiates the
explosive filled target.
-
Tabulated Data:
Container material -------------
Color --------------------------
Weight ------------------------
Rolled sheet steel
Unpainted
w/black markings
9 oz
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Dimensions:
Length
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 in. x 2 in. dia
*Filler --------------------- Tetryl
Method of actuation ---------- Military blasting
cap or mine acti-
vator
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------
UNO serial number --------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC -----------------------
Drawing ---------------------
BOOSTERS
(EXPLOSIVE)-
HANDLE
CAREFULLY
0042
Boosters, without
detonator
M241
9216189
Packaging ---------------------- One destructor
per fiber con-
tainer; 50 con-
tainers per
wooden box
**Packing box:
Weight (w/contents) ---------- 64 lb
Dimensions ---------------- 16-7/8 in. x 15-
1/16 in. x 16-1/8
i n.
Cube ------------------------- 2.3 cu ft
*Tetryl has been replaced by Comp A-3 for pro-
duction after 7 Dec. 1973.
**NOTE
:
See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type Classification:
Obsolete Material Status Report 11756003.
This device is particularly suitable for use as a
dust initiator in an enclosed space (boxcar or
unventilated warehouse) containing powdered
dust such as coal, flour, soap, aluminum, or mag-
nesium powders.
Description:
This destructor consists of a cylindrical,
explosive-filled body with a removable ogive.
Threaded cap wells at each end of the body are
designed to accept coupling bases of firing
devices or priming adapters. The explosive
filler is a special material capable of detonating
a high concentration of combustible dust, such
as that found in a granary.
Functioning:
The M19 destructor was specially designed
to initiate dust explosions. The primed item is
inserted into a barrel of flour or other material
capable of making a flammable dust or mist.
Upon initiation with a suitable primer, the PBX
initiates the magnatol. The resulting explosion
of PBX and magnatol causes the dust to be
thrown into the air and suspended there long
enough for the burning magnesium and alumi-
num powder in the magnatol to ignite the dust.
The dust explosion causes such an increase in
gas pressure that the structure usually is demol-
ished.
Tabulated Data:
Container material ------------- Metal
Color -------------------------------- Olive drab w/yel-
low markings
Weight ------------------------------ 2-1/2 lb
Dimensions:
Length --------------------------- 16.4 in. long x 2
in. dia
Filler -------------------------------- PBX and 40/60
magnatol
Method of actuation ------------ Military blasting
cap
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Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.1
Storage compati bi l i ty group - D-2
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -
DOT desi gnati on ----------------
UNO seri al number ------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -
DODI C -----------------------------
Drawi ng ----------------------------
Packagi ng -------------------------
Cl ass A
EXPLOSI VE
MI NES
0042
Boosters, wi thout
detonator
M235
8846687
One destructor
per fi ber con-
tai ner; 6 contai n-
ers per wooden
box
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ---------- 26.5 l b
Di mensi ons --------------------- 19-31/32 i n. x 10-
13/16 i n. x 6-3/4
i n.
Cube ------------------------------ 0.8 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
MI L-C-20331-71-9-237
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Type Classification:
Std AMCTCM 5026, dtd 1967.
Shaped charges are pri mari l y used to bore
hol es i n earth, metal , masonry, concrete, and
paved and unpaved roads. Thi s parti cul ar
shaped charge has been especi al l y desi gned for
use agai nst rei nforced concrete.
Description:
Shaped demol i ti on charges used i n mi l i tary
demol i ti on operati ons are tapered top cyl i ndri -
cal bl ocks of hi gh expl osi ves havi ng a l i ned, coni -
cal cavi ty i n one end whi ch di rects the coned
l i ner materi al i nto a narrow jet for penetrati ng
metal , concrete, earth or other materi al s.
Maxi mum penetrati on i s obtai ned when the
charge i s expl oded at a speci fi c di stance from
the target, cal I ed standoff. A standoff di stance
i s provi ded by a fi ber sl eeve supporti ng the
charge, A carryi ng handl e i s attached to each
charge. The two 15-pound shaped charges
descri bed here are i denti cal except for the expl o-
si ve content:
Char ge, Demol i ti on: Shaped (15-pound)
M2A3. Shaped demol i ti on charge M2A3 con-
tai ns approxi matel y 9-1/2 pounds of comp B
wi th a 50-50 pentol i te booster wei ghi ng approxi -
matel y 2 pounds i n a moi sture-resi stant mol ded
fi ber contai ner. Ol der model s are compl etel y
pentol i te l oaded. A cyl i ndri cal fi ber base sl i ps
on end of charge to provi de a standoff di stance,
A cone of gl ass i s used as a cavi ty l i ner i n thi s
charge.
Charge, Demol i ti on: Shaped (15-Pound)
M2A4. Shaped demol i ti on charge M2A4 i s l ess
sensi ti ve to gunfi re than charge M2A3. Charge
M2A4 i s i denti cal to charge M2A3 i n perform-
ance, the 50-50 pentol i te booster has been
repl aced by 50 grams of comp A3. Al so, the
mai n charge of comp B has been i ncreased to
mai ntai n same total wei ght as charge M2A3.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave.
The shape of the l i ner forces the shock wave to
a poi nt. Thi s concentrated shock wave converts
the l i ner i nto a hi gh speed jet of l i ner materi al
whi ch penetrates the target.
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Tabulated Data:
Container material -------------
Color
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Weight ------------------------
Dimensions (w/standoff):
Length -------------------
Diameter ------------------
Filler:
Shaped charge --------------
Boosts:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M2A4 -----------------------------
Method of actuation ------------
Molded fiber
w/glass liner
Olive drab w/yel-
low markings
15 in.
7 in.
Comp B or pento-
lite (older M2A3’s
only)
50/50 pentolite
50 grams Comp
A3
Military blasting-
cap
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group - D-2
DOT shipping classification - Class A
DOT designation ---------------- HIGH
EXPLOSIVES -
DANGEROUS
UNO serial number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shipping name - Charges, demoli-
tion
DODIC ----------------------- M420
Drawing ------------------------- 8861565
Packaging ------------------------- 3 charge/barrier
bag, 1 bag/
wooden box
*Packing box:
Drawing ------------------ 8861208
Weight (w/contents) ---------- 45 lb
Dimensions ----------------- As required
-------------------------- As required
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
4-22
ΤΜ 43−0001−38
Type Classification:
Std AMCTCM 5027, dtd 1967.
Us e :
Shaped charges are pri mari l y used to bore
hol es i n earth, metal , masonry, concrete, and
paved and unpaved roads. Thi s parti cul ar
shaped charge i s especi al l y useful for use
agai nst thi ck rei nforced concrete pavements
l ai d on dense hi gh-strength base courses.
Description:
Shaped demol i ti on charges used i n mi l i tary
demol i ti on operati ons are tapered top cyl i ndri -
cal bl ocks of hi gh expl osi ves havi ng a l i ned, coni -
cal cavi ty i n one end whi ch di rects the cone
l i ner materi al i nto a narrow jet for penetrati ng
metal , concrete, earth or other materi al s.
Maxi mum penetrati on i s obtai ned when the
charge i s expl oded at a speci fi c di stance from
the target, cal l ed standoff. A standoff di stance
i s provi ded by a metal tri pod for supporti ng
thi s charge. A carryi ng handl e i s attached to
each char . The two 40-pound shaped charges
descri bed here are i denti cal except for the expl o-
si ve content:
Charge, Demol i ti on: Shaped (40-pound) M3.
Shaped demol i ti oncharge M3 contai ns approxi -
matel y 28.3 pounds of comp B wi th a 1.7-pound
booster of 50-50 pentol i te i n a metal contai ner.
Ol der model s are compl etel y pentol i te l oaded.
A cyl i ndri cal fi ber base sl i ps on end of charge to
provi de a standoff di stance. A cone of gl ass i s
used as a cavi ty l i ner i n thi s charge.
Charge, Demol i ti on: Shaped (40-Pound)
M3A1. shaped d emol i ti on charge M3A1 i s l ess
sensi ti ve to gunfi re than charge M3. Charge
M3A1 i s i denti cal to charge M3 i n performance,
the 50-50 pentol i te booster has been repl aced
by a booster of 50 grams of comp A3. Al so, the
mai n charge of comp B has been i ncreased to
mai ntai n the same total wei ght as charge M3.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave,
The shape of the l i ner forces the shock wave to
a poi nt. Thi s concentrated shock wave converts
the l i ner i nto a hi gh speed jet of l i ner materi al
whi ch penetrates the target.
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Tabulated Data:
Container material ------------- Metal
Color -------------------------- Olive drab w/yel-
low markings
Weight ------------------------- 40 lb
Dimensions (w/o standoff):
Length ------------------------ 15-1/2in.
Diameter -------------------- 9-1/2 in.
Filler:
Shaped charge ----------------- Comp B
Booster:
M3 ------------------------- 50/50 pentolite
M3A1 ----------------------- Comp A3
Method of actuation ------------ Military blasting-
cap
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 111
Storage compatibility group - D-2
DOT shipping classification - Class A
DOT designation ---------------- HIGH
EXPLOSIVES -
DANGEROUS
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC ----------------------
Drawing ----------------------
Packaging -------------------
*Packing box:
Weight (w/contents) --------
Dimensions ------------------
Cube --------------------------
0048
Charges, demoli-
tion
M421
8858390
One charge and
one standoff
frame per wooden
box
65 lb
20-9/16 in. x
11/16 in. x 13-
9/32 in.
1.8 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type Classification: Description:
Std MSR 04806011, Apr 1986. Thi s shaped demol i ti on charge i s a smal l
devi ce whi ch consi sts of the pl asti c-cased, cyl i n-
dri cal -shaped charge i tsel f and a pl asti c “socket”
base whi ch may be affi xed to the target i n
The MK74 i s used pri mari l y for the emer-
advance. The tapered top of the charge case con-
gency destructi on of nucl ear weapons i n Army
tai ns an i ni ti ator hol e perpendi cul ar to the axi s
appl i cati on.
of the charge for i nserti ng the i ni ti ator (a bl ast-
i ng cap detonati ng cord strand). The base of
the charge case has two smal l square l ugs
extendi ng from i t to secure the charge i nto the
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mating socket base. Within the case, the
charge contains a small booster charge at the
top. Beneath the booster charge is a plastic
“wave shaper” atop the cone-shaped main
charge. A cone-shaped metal liner lies beneath
the explosive. The socket/base consists of a hol-
low, plastic, cylindrical socket to accommodate
the charge. The socket has a hook-and-pile
(Velcro) fastener secured to its bottom. The
socket/base and the empty bottom of the charge
container provide the standoff distance neces-
sary for proper operation of the shaped charge.
Functioning:
A standard Military Blasting Cap (M6 or
M7) initiated within the cap hole detonates the
small booster charge. The wave shaper
smoothes out the resulting detonation wave so
it evenly initiates the adjacent main charge.
The detonation wave of the main charge is con-
centrated toward the center of the charge by its
conical shape. The detonation wave forms the
metal liner into a high-energy semi-molten slug
which is capable of penetrating several inches
of steel or other high density material.
Three installation modes are available as fol-
lows:
(1) The socket box may be simply taped to
the target using an adhesive-backed tape such
as PPP-T-60 Duct Tape.
(2) The bottom section of the hook and loop
fastener may be glued to the target (using glue
such as MMM-A-1617). This facilitates quick
emplacement at a later time.
(3) The socket base itself may be glued to
the target.
Tabulated Data:
Container material ------------- Glass-filled phe-
nolic plastic
Liner Material -------------------- Copper
Container ----------------------- Olive drab w/yel-
low markings
Shaped charge ----------------- Olive drab w/yel-
low stripe near
top w/black letter-
Weight:
ing
Without base/socket --------- 1.4 lb
With base socket -------------- 1.5 lb
Dimensions (w/o base) --------- 3.0 in. dia x 5.9
Base dimensions ----------------- 7.0 in. x 4.25 in.
plate w/approxi-
mately 3.75 in.
od, 3.0 in. id
tapered cylindri-
cal socket
Filler:
Shaped charge --------------- CH-6
Booster ----------------------- CH-6
Weight ---------------------------- 140 gr
Method of actuation ------------ Military blasting
cap or detonating
cord
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group - D-2
DOT shipping classification - Class A
DOT designation ---------------- HIGH
EXPLOSIVES
DANGEROUS
UNO serial number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shipping name - Charges, demoli-
t i o n
DODIC ----------------------------- M
Drawing ---------------------------- (Code Ident.
10001)NAVORD
2128318
Specification ---------------------- US Navy
Weapons
Specification
3018C
Packaging ------------------------- 2 charges and
base/sockets per
metal ammo can
(M2A1); 2 cans (4
charges) per wire-
bound wooden
box
*Packing box:
Type ------------------------------ Wirebound
Weight (w/contents) ---------- 25-1/4 lb
Dimensions --------------------- 12.3 in. x 14.4 in.
x 8.12 in.
Cube ------------------------------ 0.85 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
TM 39-50-8
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Type Classification:
Std MSR 01816004.
Thi s fami l y of “Fl exi l i near” shaped charges
(FLSC’S) i s used by Expl osi ve Ordnance
Di sposal (EOD) personnel to remotel y l ow
order i ni ti ate (bl ow apart rather than detonate)
or cut open expl osi ve ordnance devi ces i n order
to render them safe to handl e or transport.
The FLSC can be cut to provi de the l ength of
charge requi red for the job at hand.
Description:
The FLSC i s a l ong, thi n metal -sheathed rod
of expl osi ve wi th a speci al cross-secti on shape
(see i l l ustrati on) that concentrates the expl o-
si ve’s energy i n a l i ne to provi de a cutti ng edge.
The l ead al l oy sheath provi des a great deal of
fl exi bi l i ty so that the charge can be bent
around a round target i tem as smal l as two
i nches i n di ameter. The ends of the charge
sheath are capped wi th a soft rubbery el as-
tomeri c fl exi bl e epoxy to provi de a moi sture
seal unti l the charge i s cut to si ze for use.
Cutti ng i s done by scori ng the sheath wi th a
kni fe and breaki ng i t al ong the score. The di ffer-
ent charges al l come i n four foot l engths and
di ffer i n cross secti on di mensi ons and the
amount of expl osi ve l oad. The are desi gnated
by the amount of expl osi ve per foot contai ned.
Functioning:
After the proper charge i s cut to the si zes spec-
i fi ed i n the appropri ate Render Safe Procedure
(RSP), i t i s pri med wi th a mi l i tary bl asti ng cap
and secured to (or adjacent to) the spot speci -
fi ed i n the RSI . I ni ti ati on of the bl asti ng cap
detonates the charge’s expl osi ve l oad. The V-
shaped notch i n the metal sheath and the
charge i tsel f concentrates a l arge proporti on of
the detonati on’s energy i nto an i ntense “cutti ng
edge” detonati on wave al l ows appl i cati on of a
l arge amount of energy to a smal l area of the tar-
get.
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Tabulated Data:
Dimensions:
20 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.190 in. x 0.160 in.
30 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.220 in. x 0.190 in.
40 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.255 in. x 0.185 in.
60 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.300 in. x 0.240 in.
75 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.350 in. x 0.260 in.
Filler:
Explosive charge -------------- CH-6
Initiator required ------------- Military blasting
cap
Shipping and Storage Data:
UNO serial number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shipping name - Charges, demoli-
tion
DODIC ----------------------------- ML09, ML1O,
ML1l, ML12,
ML13
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group - D
DOT shipping classification - Class A - High
Explosive
DOT designation ---------------- HIGH
EXPLOSIVE -
DANGEROUS
NSN --------------------------------- 1375-01-083-
2820, 1375-01-
082-9919, 1375-
01-082-9920,
1375-01-083-
2822, 1375-01-
082-9921
Drawing ---------------------------- 9331218,
9331219,
9331220,
9331221,
9331222
Packaging:
Quantity required ------------ 6
Shipping container:
Container material ----------- Wood
Color ------------------------ Natural
Package Gross Wt.,
lb (calc. )----------------------- 12.8, 13.6, 14.0,
Dimensions --------------------- 50-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 2-
Cube ------------------------------ 0.33 cu ft (calc.)
References:
SC 1375-95-CL-A03
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Type Classification:
Std MSR 01816004.
Thi s fami l y of “Fl exi l i near” shaped charges
(FLSC’S) i s used by Expl osi ve Ordnance
Di sposal (EOD) personnel to remotel y l ow
order i ni ti ate (bl ow apart rather than detonate)
or cut open expl osi ve ordnance devi ces i n order
to render them safe to handl e or transport.
The FLSC can be cut to provi de the l ength of
charge requi red for the job at hand.
Description:
The FLSC i s a l ong, thi n metal -sheathed rod
of expl osi ve wi th a speci al cross-secti on shape
(see i l l ustrati on) that concentrates the expl o-
si ve’s energy i n a l i ne to provi de a cutti ng edge.
The l ead al l oy sheath provi des a great deal of
fl exi bi l i ty so the charge can be bent around a
round target i tem as smal l as two i nches i n
di ameter. The ends of the charge sheath are
capped wi th a soft rubbery el astomeri c fl exi bl e
epoxy to provi de a moi sture seal unti l the
charge i s cut to si ze for use. Cutti ng i s done by
scori ng the sheath wi th a kni fe and breaki ng i t
al ong the score. The di fferent charges al l come
i n four foot l engths and di ffer i n cross secti on
di mensi ons and the amount of expl osi ve l oad.
They are desi gnated by the amount of expl osi ve
per foot contai ned.
Functioning:
After the proper charge i s cut to the si zes spec-
i fi ed i n the appropri ate Render Safe Procedure
(RSP), i t i s pri med wi th a mi l i tary bl asti ng cap
and secured to (or adjacent to) the spot speci -
fi ed i n the RSF. I nti ati on of the bl asti ng cap det-
onates the charge’s expl osi ve l oad. The V-
shaped notch i n the metal sheath and the
charge i tsel f concentrates a l arge proporti on of
the detonati on’s energy i nto an i ntense “cutti ng
edge” detonati on wave. Thi s concentrated deto-
nati on wave al l ows appl i cati on of a l arge mount
of energy to a smal l area of the target.
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Tabulated Data:
Dimensions:
125 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.410 in. x 0.280 in.
225 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.450 in. x 0.480 in.
300 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.450 in. x 0,490 in.
400 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.600 in. x 0.540 in.
500 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.600 in. x 0.610 in.
600 grains per foot:
48 in. x 0.670 in. x 0.665 in.
Filler:
Explosive charge ----------- CH-6
Method of actuation ---------- Military blasting
c a p
Shipping and Storage Data:
DODIC ----------------------------- ML14, ML15,
ML16, ML17,
ML18, ML19
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group- D
DOT shipping classification - Class A - High
explosive
DOT designation ---------------- HIGH
EXPLOSIVE -
DANGEROUS
UNO serial number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shipping name - Charges, demoli-
tion
NSN ---------------------------- 1375-01-082-
9922, 1375-01-
082-9923, 1375-
01-082-9924,
1375-01-083-
6325, 1375-01 -
082-9925, 1375-
01-083-2821
Drawing ------------------------ 9331223,
9331224;
9331225,
9331226,
9331227,
9331228
Packaging
Quantity required for 125,
225, and 300 grains/ft--- 5
Quantity required for 400,
500 and 600 grains/ft ---- 3
Shipping Container:
Container material ------------- Wood
C o l o r - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Package gross wt., lb (calc) --- 15.4
20.9
21.2
18.1
19.9
20.1
References:
SC 1375-95-CL-A03
4-30
Type Classification:
Li mi ted Producti on-Urgent (LP-U).
The XM221 i s used i n the di sposal of many
di fferent types of expl osi ve l oaded muni ti ons
and bul k expl osi ve. I t i s an easy-to-use al ter-
nate to comp C4 and i s capabl e of bei ng i ni ti -
ated by el ectri c/nonel ectri c bl asti ng caps or deto-
nati ng cord. Thi s i tem i s pri mari l y for use by
the Expl osi ve Ordnance Di sposal (EOD) and
Expl osi ve Ordnance Reconai ssane Agents
(EORA’s).
Description:
The Charge, Demol i ti on: Shaped, Cl i pped,
XM221 (CDSC) i s a l i ghtwei ght, easi l y
empl aced, two pi ece assembl y, consi sti ng of an
M42 Body Loadi ng Assembl y (BLA) (NSN 1320-
01-110-5490) and a Cl i p, Body Loadi ng
Assembl y (CBL4) (Drawi ng number 9390432).
The cl i p i s stamped from mi l d steel and i s
formed i n such a manner as to snap on the M42
BLA and to hol d detonati ng cord or bl asti ng
cap i n contact wi th the expl osi ve l ead. The cl i p
i s al so used to posi ti on the charge rel ati ve to
the i tem to be destroyed. The M42 grenade
BLA consi sts of a body, cone, expl osi ve charge
(shaped), ri vets and a l ead cup assembl y. The
expl osi ve charge i s comp A5 and the l ead con-
tai ns RDX. The M42 BL4 i s a standard submu-
ni ti on that can be manufactured, wi thout the
fuze, from exi sti ng faci l i ti es.
Functioning:
The CDSC i s posi ti oned for standoff and
ai med at the hi gh-expl osi ve l oaded ordnance tar-
get (for di sposal /neutral i zati on). The cl i p l eg
can be bent to di fferent angl es and/or pushed
i nto the ground, nai l ed to a board, taped to a
muni ti on, or sl i pped between i tems i n a stack of
muni ti on/targets for destructi on. The V-
shaped fi nger at the top of the cl i p assures ti ght
contact between the detonati ng cord or bl asti ng
cap and the l ead-cup assembl y of the M42 BLA,
whi ch i s necessary for rel i abl e i ni ti ati on. When
usi ng a bl asti ng cap, that porti on of the cap con-
tai ni ng the expl osi ves shoul d be posi ti oned over
the l ead cup assembl y. When detonati ng cord
i s used as the i ni ti ator, a 152mm (6-i nch) pi ece
i s pl aced through the l arge hol e i n the top of
the cl i p so that i t extends over the top of the
l ead cup assembl y. The mai n l i ne of detonati ng
cord i s pl aced i n the fi nger notches of the V-
shaped fi nger and on top of the short pi ece of
detonati ng cord so as to form a cross di rectl y
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over the l ead cup assembl y. The BLA i s then
sl i d toward the top of the cl i p to hol d the cap or
detonati ng cord fi rml y i n pl ace.
When the char ge i s i ni ti ated, a shaped
charge jet i s formed whi ch penetrates the tar-
get causi ng a hi gh-or der detonati on of the
target expl osi ve. The shaped charge can pene-
trate i n excess of 76.2 mm (3-i nches) of steel .
Tabulated Data:
NSN ------------------------------------
Materi al :
Cl i p --------------------------------
M42 BLA ------------------------
Col or --------------------------------
Wei ght (XM221) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Di mensi ons (wi thout cl i p):
BLA l ength ---------------------
BLA di ameter (O.D.)- . . . . . . . .
Cl i p l ength (wi th top
fi nger bent) ------------------
Fi l l er :
Shaped charge -----------------
Lead -------------------------------
Method of actuati on ------------
1375-01-325-6826
0.79 mm (0.031
i n.) mi l d steel
4140 steel
Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
213.2 grams
61.7 mm
(2.43 i n.)
38.6 mm
(1.52 i n.)
173 mm
(6.81 i n. ) approx
30.5 g (1.08 oz)
Comp A5
RDX type I or I I
Bl asti ng cap or
detonati ng cord
Shipping and Storage Data:
I nteri m hazard cl assi fi cati on:
DOD hazard l ass -------------- 1.1
DOD storage compati -
bi l i ty gr oup ------------------ D
DOT shi ppi ng cl ass ---------- Expl osi ve A
DOT desi gnati on -------------- EXPLOSI VE
BOMB
UNO seri al number ---------- 0034
UNO proper shi ppi ng
name --------------------------- Bombs, wi th
bursti ng charge
Expl osi ve wei ght for QD---- 0.0675 l b
(0.0306 kg)
Drawi ngs:
Combi nati on of Adopted
--------------------------- 9395611
Charge, Demol i ti on:
Shaped, Cl i pped, XM221- 9392509
M42 Body Loadi ng
Assembl y --------------------- 9215342
Cl i p, Body Loadi ng
Assembl y --------------------- 9390432
Box, Ammuni ti on, M2A1
(NSN 8140-00-960-1699- 7553296
Packi ng and Marki ng -------- 9392512
Box, Wi rebound (NSN
8140-00-078-8969) --------- 9396199
Packi ng and Marki ng ------- 9392513
Packagi ng:
(36 charges per box, M2A1; 2 boxes, M2A1,
72 charges per box, wi rebound)
M2A1 metal box:
Wei ght w/contents --------- 23.5 l b
Di mensi ons ----------------- 12.0 i n. x 6.0 i n. x
7.5 i n.
Cube --------------------------- 0.31 cu ft
Overpack (2 metal boxes
per wood wi rebound box):
Wei ght (w/contents) ------- 52 l b
Di mensi ons ----------------- 14.5 i n. x 12.75
i n. x 8.375 i n.
Cube --------------------------- 0.9 cu ft
Expl osi ve Wei ghts:
Demol i ti on charge ------------ 1.08 oz
M2A1 contai ner --------------- 2.43 l b
Wi rebound box ---------------- 4.86 l b
References:
TM 60 seri es
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.TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
Std AMCTC 2818, dtd 1964.
Demol i ti on charge M118 i s desi gned for use
as a cutti ng charge, and especi al l y for use
agai nst steel targets. The sheets of expl osi ve
may be qui ckl y appl i ed to i rregul ar and curved
surfaces, and are easi l y cut to any desi red di men-
si ons. Demol i ti on charge M118 may be used for
smal l breachi ng charges but shoul d not be used
as a bul k expl osi ve charge because of i ts hi gh
cost.
Description:
Demol i ti on charge M118 (commonl y cal l ed
Fl ex-x or Sheet Expl osi ve) consi sts of four 1/2-
pound sheet of fl exi bl e expl osi ve packed i n pl as-
ti c envel ope. *Each sheet i s approxi matel y 3 i n.
x 12 i n. x 1/4 i n. thi ck. I ncl uded i n each box of
20 charges M118 i s a package of 80 bl asti ng cap
hol ders M8. *Each sheet of expl osi ve has a pres-
sure-sensi ti ve adhesi ve tape attached to one sur-
face. A pi ece of
adhesi ve surface.
1.14.
rel ease paper protects the
I ts rel ati ve effecti veness i s
NOTE
Exact expl osi ve contai ned i n charges
M118 wi l l vary wi th manufacturer. At
pr esent. Some manufacturers use
PETN as the basi s expl osi ve whi l e oth-
ers use RDX. Charges of future manu-
facture may i ncl ude sti l l other expl o-
si ves.
*Bl asti ng cap hol der M8 i s al so avai l abl e as a
separate i tem of i ssue.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave
whi ch demol i shes the target by cutti ng, breach-
i ng, or crateri ng. The type of demol i ti on
achi eved depends on the pl acement of the
charge i n rel ati on to the target.
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Tabulated Data:
Covering material --------------- Plastic (Mylar)
Color -------------------------- Olive drab w/yel-
low and black
markings
Weight --------------------------- 2-1/4 lb
Dimensions (max)--------------- 12-1/2 in. x 3-1/4
in. x 1-1/4 in.
Filler -------------------------------- PETN or RDX
Method of actuation ------------ Military blasting
caps or detonat-
ing cord
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------------
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC -----------------------------
0048
Charges, demoli-
t i on
M024
Drawing ------------------------
Packaging --------------------
**Packing box:
Weight (w/contents) ----------
Dimensions ---------------------
Cube ------------------------------
9204247
20 charges w/one
bag of 80 blasting
cap holders per
wooden box
52.5 lb
17-3/4 in. x 13-1/2
in. x 8 in.
1.2 cu ft
**NOTE
:
See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
Limitations:
Adhesive tape will not adhere to wet or fro-
zen surfaces. A supplementary adhesive must
be used for such applications.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type Classification:
Std AMCTC 5790, dtd 1968.
Rol l Demol i ti on Charge M186 i s used i n the
same manner as Sheet Demol i ti on Charge
M118. Charge M186 i s especi al l y adaptabl e for
demol i shi ng targets whi ch requi re use of fl ex-
i bl e expl osi ve i n l ong l engths parti cul arl y where
several feet are requi red. I t i s especi al l y useful
i n cutti ng steel , trees and targets of i rregul ar
shape. Thi s expl osi ve shoul d not be used as a
bul k expl osi ve when others are avai l abl e for the
mi ssi on because i t i s expensi ve.
Description:
M186 i s a rol l ed up sheet of expl osi ve approxi -
matel y 3 i n. wi de x 1/4 i n. deep wi th a l ayer of
foam backed adhesi ve tape attached. The adhe-
si ve i s covered wi th a rel ease paper. Rol l demol i -
ti on charge M186 i s i denti cal to charge M118
except that the expl osi ve i s i n the form
-
of a 50-
foot rol l on a pl asti c spool , rather than i n sheet
for m. Each foot of the rol l provi des approxi -
matel y 1/2 pound of expl osi ve. I t i s marked i n
order to show how much i s l eft on the rol l .
I ncl uded wi th each rol l are 15 bl asti ng cap hol d-
ers M8* and a canvas bag wi th carryi ng strap.
The exact expl osi ve contai ned i n thi s charge
wi l l vary wi th the manufacturer. Some manufac-
turers use PETN whi l e others use RDX as the
basi c expl osi ve. I n the future, other expl osi ves
may be used i n the manufacture of thi s i tem.
However, i ts performance wi l l be i denti cal to
the charge demol i ti on M186 descri bed herei n.
*Bl asti ng cap hol der M8 i s al so avai l abl e as a
separate i tem of i ssue.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave
whi ch demol i shes the target by cutti ng, breach-
i ng, or crateri ng. The type of demol i ti on
achi eved depends on the pl acement of the
charge i n rel ati on to the target.
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Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al -------------
Col or -------------------------
Wei ght -------------------------
Di mensi ons -----------------------
Fi l l er --------------------------
Method of actuati on ------------
Pl asti c spool , OD
col or
Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow and bl ack
marki ngs
25 l b
50 ft x 3 i n. x 1/4
i n.
PETN or RDX
Mi l i tary bl asti ng
caps or detonat-
i ng cord
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.1
Storage compati bi l i ty group - D-2
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass A
DOT deci mati on ---------------- HI GH
EXPLOSI VES -
DANGEROUS
UNO seri al number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Charges, demol i -
ti on
DODI C ----------------------------- M060
Dr awi ng ------------------------
Packagi ng----------------------
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ----------
Di mensi ons ---------------------
Cube ----------------------------
9297231
One rol l w/15
bl asti ng cap hol d-
ers per canvas
bag, 3 bags per
wi rebound box
115 l b
19-7/8 i n. x 19-
9/16 i n. x 14-1/32
i n.
3.8 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
Limitations:
Adhesi ve tape wi l l not adhere to wet or fro-
zen surfaces. A suppl ementary adhesi ve must
be used for such targets.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type Classification:
Std AMCTH 2818, dtd 1964.
Bl ock Demol i ti on Charge M112 i s pl asti c
expl osi ve and used i n the same manner as
Bl ock Demol i ti on Charge M5A1. Thi s charge i s
i deal l y sui ted for cutti ng charges as the adhe-
si ve backi ng al l ows the charge to be attached to
any rel ati vel y fl at, dry surface above freezi ng
(32°F, 0°C). The expl osi ve may al so be cut
and/or removed from the myl ar wrapper and
hand formed as desi red to sui t the target.
Description:
Charge M112 consi sts of 1-1/4 pounds of
Comp C4 packed i n a myl ar-fi l m bag wi th pres-
sure-sensi ti ve adhesi ve tape on one surface for
qui ck empl acement. The tape i s protected by a
peel abl e paper cover, Comp C4 i n some bl ock
demol i ti on charges i s col ored dul l gray i n a
cl ear myl ar-fi l m bag. I n charges of recent manu-
facture, Comp C4 i s whi te and packed i n an
ol i ve drab myl ar-fi l m bag. I ts rel ati ve effecti ve-
ness i s 1.34.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas, The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave
whi ch demol i shes the target by cutti ng, breach-
i ng, or crateri ng. The type of demol i ti on
achi eved depends on the pl acement of the
charge i n rel ati on to the target.
Tabulated Data:
Coveri ng materi al ------------
Col or ----------------------------
Wei ght -------------------------
Di mensi ons --------------------
Myl ar fi l m
Gray or ol i ve drab
w/yel l ow mark-
i ngs
1-1/4 l b
2-1/16 i n. x
1-1/16 i n. x 11-1/4
i n .
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Tabulated Data: (cont)
Filler ------------------------- Comp C4
Method of actuation -------- Detonating cord
or blasting caps
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group - D-2
DOT shipping classification - Class A
DOT designation --------------- HIGH
EXPLOSIVES -
DANGEROUS
UNO serial number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shipping name - Charges, demoli-
tion
DODIC ---------------------- M023
Drawing ---------------------- 9204282
Packaging --------------------- 30 charges per
wirebound
wooden box
*Packing box:
Weight (w/contents) ---------- 47 lb
Dimensions ------------------- 13-3/4 in. x 11-1/2
in. x 8-19/32 in.
Cube ----------------------------- 0.8 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
Limitations:
Adhesive tape will not adhere to wet or fro-
zen surfaces. A supplementary adhesive must
be used for such targets.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
SC 1375-95-CL-P02
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Type Classification: Functioning:
M5A1 - Std B OTCM 2818, dtd 1964.
Bl ock demol i ti on charge M5 or M5A1 i s pl as-
ti c expl osi ve and i s used i n al most al l types of
demol i ti on work, pri mari l y for cutti ng and
breachi ng. Because of i ts mol dabi l i ty and hi gh
bri sance, the expl osi ve i s i deal l y sui ted for steel
cutti ng charges and for cutti ng i rregul ar
shaped targets. I t i s i nsol ubl e i n water and
may be used for underwater demol i ti ons.
Description:
Bl ock demol i ti on charge M5 contai ns Comp
C3 and the M5A1 contai ns Comp C4. The
charge i s encased i n a cl ear pl asti c contai ner
wi th a threaded cap wel l i n each end (M5).
Bul k expl osi ve i s obtai ned by cutti ng open the
pl asti c contai ner.
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave
whi ch demol i shes the target by cutti ng, breach-
i ng , or crateri ng. The type of demol i ti on
achi eved depends on the pl acement of the
charge i n rel ati on to the target.
Tabulated Data:
Cover materi al --------------- Pl asti c
Col or ----------------------------- Whi te or gray
w/yel l ow mark-
i ngs
Wei ght ------------------------------------- 2-1/2 l b
Di mensi ons -------------------- 2 i n. x 2 i n. x 11-
3/4 i n.
Fi l l er :
M5 --------------------------------- Comp C4
M5A1 ----------------------------- Comp C3
Method of actuati on ------------ Mi l i tary bl asti ng
caps or detonat-
i ng cord
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Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.1
Storage compati bi l i ty group- D-2
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass A
DOT desi gnati on ---------------- HI GH
EXPLOSI VES -
DANGEROUS
UNO seri al number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Charges, demol i -
ti on
DODI C ----------------------------- M038
Drawi ng
M5 --------------------------------- 82-13-9
M5A1 ----------------------------- 8833395
Packagi ng -------------------------- One charge per
pol yethyl ene bag,
24 bags per
b wooden ox
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ---------- 75 l b
Di mensi ons --------------------- 17-5/15 i n. x 13-
5/16 i n. x 11-
29/32 i n.
Cube --------------------------------- 1.6 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
Limitations:
The whi te col or of Comp C4 i n bl ock demol i -
ti on charge M5A1 i s di ffi cul t to camoufl age.
Runni ng water wi l l erode Comp C3 i f not pro-
tected. Bel ow -20°F Comp C3 becomes bri ttl e
and above + 125°F exudes some oi l s and
becomes buttery. Comp C3 emi ts gases whi ch
wi l l cause si ckeni ng headaches.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type Classification:
Obsol ete Materi al Status Record 11756003.
Comps C2 or C3 are more powerful than
TNT and of about the same sensi ti vi ty.
Because of them pl asti c nature and hugh power,
these expl osi ves are sui tabl e for cutti ng steel or
i rregul ar shaped targets, si nce they may be
mol ded to fi t the shape of the target and thus
can achi eve better contact wi th resul ti ng hi gh
demol i ti on effi ci ency. Bei ng i nsol ubl e i n water,
bl ock demol i ti on charge of Comp C2 or C3 are
sui tabl e for underwater demol i ti on, i f encl osed
i n a contai ner or wrappi ng to prevent erosi on
by runni ng water.
Description:
Bl ock demol i ti on charge M3 i s avai l abl e i n
ei ther Corn C2 or C3. I t i s encl osed i n gl azed
paper whi ch i s perforated around the mi ddl e
for ease i n breaki ng open. The charge does not
have a cap wel l . Comp C2 or C3 i s pl i abl e and
may be mol ded at temperatures between - 20°F
and + 125°F.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave
whi ch demol i shes the target by cutti ng, breach-
i ng, or crateri ng. The type of demol i ti on
achi eved depends on the pl acement of the
charge i n rel ati on to the target.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al -----------
Col or ----------------------------
Wei ght -------------------------
Di mensi ons ----------------
Fi l l er -----------------------------
Method of actuati on ---------
Pasteboar d
Ol i ve drab w/
bl ack marki ngs
.
11 i n. x 2 i n. x
2 i n.
Comp C2 or C3
Detonati ng cord
or mi l i tary bl ast-
i ng cap
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Shipping and storage data:
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ------------
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC
------------------------
Drawing ------------------------
Packaging ----------------------
*Packing box:
Weight (w/contents) --------
Dimensions ------------------
D-2
Class A
EXPLOSIVES -
DANGEROUS
0048
Charges, demoli-
tion
M037
76-1-1260
8 per haversack;
2 haversacks (16
ea) per wooden
box
58.1 lb
21-1/8 in. x 14-3/8
in. x 7-3/8 in.
Cube ------------------------------ 1.82 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
Limitations:
Below -20°F Comp C3 becomes brittle and
above + 125°F exudes some oils and becomes but-
tery. Corn C3 emits gases which will cause sick-
ening headaches.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type Classification:
Obsol ete Materi al Status Record 11756003.
Tetrytol i s more powerful and more bri sant
than TNT and i s effecti ve as a cutti ng or breach-
i ng charge. I t may be used as an al ternate to
TNT i n general demol i ti on work. I ts rel ati ve
effecti veness factor i s 1.2.
Description:
Thi s charge i s a bl ock of 75-25 tetrytol wi th
a tetryl booster pel l et and a threaded metal cap
wel l cast i n each end. Each bl ock i s wrapped
i n ol i ve-drab, asphal t-i mpregnated paper.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave
whi ch demol i shes the target by cutti ng, breach-
i ng, or crateri ng.
The type of demol i ti on
achi eved depends on the pl acement of the
charge i n rel ati on to the target.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al ------------
Asphal t-i mpr eg-
Col or ------------------------
nated paper
Ol i ve drab w/ye]-
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght-------------------------- 2-1/2 l b.
Di mensi ons --------------------- 11 i n. x 2 i n. x
2 i n.
Fi l l er ---------------------------
75-25 tetrytol
Method of actuati on ------------
Detonati ng cord
or bl asti ng caps
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Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------------
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC -----------------------------
Drawing ----------------------------
Packaging --------------------------
*Packing box:
Weight (w/contents) ----------
Dimensions ---------------------
D-2
Class A
HIGH
EXPLOSIVES -
DANGEROUS
0048
Charges, demoli-
tion
M036
75-14-41OC
8 per haversack;
2 haversacks (16
charges per
wooden box)
62.1 lb
21-1/8 in. x 4-3/8
in. x 7-3/8 in.
Cube ------------------------------ 1.28 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
Limitations:
Tetrytol block charges must have the pure
tetryl booster to insure detonation and can
therefore be broken into only two pieces. The
tetryl booster is more sensitive to impact than
tetrytol or TNT and may be detonated by
small arms fire. Block demolition charge M2 of
tetrytol is brittle and shatters easily if dropped.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type Classification:
Std AMC T 511 (For/U.S. Mari ne Corps).
Std MSR 09887019 (M58A4).
Thi s charge i s a mi ne cl eari ng devi ce used to
cl ear a path for tanks, vehi cl es, and personnel
through mi nefi el d or other obstacl es.
Description:
The M58 seri es charges al l consi st of a 350
foot sausage-l i ke, fl exi bl e expl osi ve charge
packed i n a speci al contai ner (pal l et) al ong wi th
a steel towi ng cabl e assembl y, a nyl on arresti ng
cabl e, and an el ectri cal l y operated fuze. The
charge i s desi gnated to be towed out over the tar-
get mi nefi el d by a rocket motor where i t drops
onto the ground and i s then detonated on com-
mand by means of an el ectri cal cabl e. Th e
charge can be ground l aunched (wherei n i t i s
used as part of the M125 Demol i ti on Ki t)*,
l aunched from a l andi ng craft, or l aunched
from a vehi cl e-towed trai l er. I n the trai l er-
l aunched confi gurati on, the l atest versi ons of
the M58 are used as part of the Army’s MI CLI C
system.
The major components of the M58 seri es
charges are:
Pal l et - The pal l et serves as a protecti ve stor-
age and transportati on contai ner. The basi c
M58, M58A1, and M58A2 are packed i n a steel
pal l et approxi matel y 93 i nches l ong, 53 i nches
wi de, and 24 i nches hi gh. The steel pal l et has a
3/4-i nch pl ywood pal l et approxi matel y 4 feet
l ong, 4 feet wi de, and 6 feet hi gh. The pal l ets
for the M58A3, M58A4, and M58A5 are si mi l ar
to those used wi th the earl i er charges but have
a verti cal front panel i nstead of the forward-
i ncl i ned front panel used on the earl i er ver-
si ons. Al l versi ons i ncorporate el ectri cal connec-
ti ons and safety swi tch for the charge. The
M58A5 al so i ncl udes el ectri cal connecti on for
the cartri dge-actuated arresti ng cabl e cutter
used i n thi s versi on.
*See associ ated i tems.
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Charge - The M58 seri es l i near demol i ti on
charges are approxi matel y 350 feet l ong and con-
si st of three 100-foot and one 50-foot secti on
joi ned together. Each secti on i s constructed on
a core of 3/4-i nch nyl on rope and three or two
(M58A3 and l ater versi ons) strands of 100-
grams per foot PETN Detonati ng Cord. The
mai n charge consi sts of approxi matel y fi ve
pounds per l i near foot of Comp C4 i n the form
of pai red pel l ets (5-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3-1/2 i nches)
taped around the core. The pel l ets are covered
{ wi th a pai r of reverse-kni tte nyl on sl eeves the
l ength of each charge secti on. The sausage
effect i s obtai ned by tyi ng a nyl on cord around
the sl eeve between each pai r of pel l ets. Thi s
keeps the pel l ets i n pl ace on the core and al l ows
the needed fl exi bi l i ty. A rocket harness cabl e
assembl y i s attached to the front of the assem-
bl ed charge and fuze hol der i s secured to the
rear end of the charge.
Arresti ng cabl e - Thi s cabl e consi sts of a 205-
foot l ength of 3/4-i nch di ameter three-strand
nyl on rope wi th an el ectri cal l ead runni ng
through the center of each of the three strands.
The arresti ng cabl e i s i n the bottom of the pal -
l et.
Fuze - The M1134 seri es fuzes have a
di ameter of approxi matel y 3-1/2 i nches, and
overal l l ength of approxi matel y 4-3/4 i nches,
and wei ghs approxi matel y 4 pounds. M1134
seri es fuzes contai n si x expl osi ve el ements - two
el ectro-expl osi ve i ni ti ators and four l ead cups,
two whi ch contact the detonati ng cord booster
of the l i ne charge and two i n the rotor. The
rotor i s a rotatabl e metal di sc that separates
each expl osi ve i ni ti ator from the adjacent one.
When the fuze i s armed by the l i ne charge’s
arresti ng cabl e bei ng pul l ed taut, cups i n the
rotatabl e di sc al l ow exposure of the expl osi ve el e-
ments and cl osi ng of a swi tch to connect the el ec-
tro-expl osi ve devi ces to the wi res i n the arrest-
i ng cabl e. The M1134 seri es fuzes are al so used
wi th the Army’s M173 projected charge demol i -
ti on ki t. One fuze i s encl osed i n a packi ng box
and i s stored and shi pped i n the pal l et.
The versi on of the fuze used i n the
Army’s MI CLI C system i s the M1134A1E1 or
the i denti cal M1134A2 whi ch have safety
i mprovements over the earl i er versi ons.* Thi s
versi on of the fuze i s al so bei ng retrofi tted to
Mari ne Corps M58’s and possi bl y to Army
M173 demol i ti on ki ts.
Differences Between Models:
The M58 seri es charges are si mi l ar i n per-
formance but vary mai nl y i n thei r packi ng (as
menti oned above) and the i ncl uded accessori es:
The ori gi nal M58’s came wi th M1134 fuzes and
were l ater retrofi tted wi th the M1134 fuze
whi ch i ncorporated an RF trap maki ng i t l ess
suscepti bl e to acci dents/premature detonati on
from radi o waves. The M58A1 came wi th the
M134A1 fuze and other mi nor i mprovements.
The M58A2 and M58A3 i ncorporated further
detai l i mprovements and were ei ther equi pped
wi th or retrofi tted wi th the safety-i mp roved
M1134A1E1/M1134A2 fuze. The ori gi nal Army
versi on (for use wi th MI CLI C) was desi gnated
M58A4 and i ncorporated the M1134A1E1 fuze
and a new bracket to secure the fuze i nto the
pal l et pri or to fi ri ng. The next versi on (1989)
wi l l be the M58A5 and wi l l i ncl ude a cartri dge-
actuated arresti ng cabl e cutter.
Associ ated i tems --
Fi ri ng Ki t, Demol i ti on M1147. Thi s ki t
contai ns al l the cabl es, connectors, and a sel ec-
tor swi tch needed to fi re al l versi ons of the M58
charge usi ng a standard bl asti ng machi ne as
power source. Any 10-cap, M32 or M34 bl ast-
i ng machi ne may be used.
Rocket Motor. Vari ous versi ons of the
MK22, 5-i nch rocket are used to tow the M58
seri es l i near charges.
M125 Demol i ti on Ki t. Thi s ki t was the
fi rst use of the M58 charge. I t consi sts of an
M58 charge, an M147 fi ri ng ki t, and MK22
rocket, and a si mpl e l auncher rai l that attaches
to the charge’s pal l et. I t i s meant for l aunchi ng
the charge from the ground.
M68 I nert Li near Charge. Thi s i s an
i nert, reusabl e, trai ni ng versi on of the M58
charge. I t i s l oaded wi th rubber rather than
expl osi ve pel l ets and i s equi pped wi th an i nert
fuze (Model M1147). The M68 i s l aunched wi th
a l i ve rocket motor i n the same manner as the
M58.
Launcher, Mi ne Cl earance MK155 Mod 0
and Mod 1. These l aunchers are used to hol d
the M58 seri es charge and l aunch the towi ng
r ocket. They are used by both the Mari ne
Corps (MK 2 Mod 0 Mi ne Cl earance System)
and the Army (MI CLI C system). The Mod 0
l auncher mounts onl y to the M353A1 trai l er
whi l e the Mod 1 can be fi tted to ei ther the
M353A1 or the M200A1 trai l er. A new (1989)
versi on of the l auncher wi l l i ncorporate an
i mproved hydraul i c system for rai si ng the
rocket l aunch rai l and hol d a remote control di s-
connect devi ce for the trai l er.
*The M1134 i s the newest Army versi on of the fuze. I t i s external l y and functi onal l y i denti cal to
the M1134A2 but i ncorporated some i nternal changes of confi gurati on.
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Functioning:
Once the demolition charge has been posi-
tioned and readied for firing, the operator
rotates the M1147 kit’s firing control switch
indicator to the “ROCKET” position and hand
actuates the 10-cap (or M34) blasting machine
smartly. This propels the rocket motor and dem-
olition charge across the selected area. The
M1134 fuze is mechanically and electrically
armed by a pull of its arming device by the
arresting cable becoming taut when the charge
is fully deployed. The operator then rotates the
firing control switch indicator to the
“CHARGE” position and actuates the blasting
machine again. This causes detonation of the
fuze’s electric initiators, the adjacent lead cups,
the detonating card, and finally the C-4 pellets.
Explosion of the charge clears a path several
feet wide through the target minefield.
Tabulated Data:
Dimensions and
mate.
NOTE
weights are all approxi-
Packaging Charge (complete assembly):
----------------------- 93 in. (236 cm)
Weight ------------------------ 54 in. (137 cm)
Height
-----------------------
Weight -----------------------
Weight (A4) ----------------
Linear charge:
-----------------------
Weight
------------------------
Weight (A4) -----------------
Explosive weight ----------
Explosive weight (A4) -----
28 in. (71 cm)
3000 lb (1360 kg)
(1454 kg)*
350 ft
(107 meters)
2042 lb
(926 meters)
2242 lb (1017 kg)
1750 lb (794 kg)
1950 lb (886 kg)*
Method of initiation ------ Electrical (10 cap
or higher capacity
blasting machine)
*Higher explosive weight in A4 and later ver-
sions due to manufacturing techniques.
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group - D
DOT shipping classification - Class A
DOT designation -------------- OLD
EXPLOSIVE
BOMB; NEW
BURSTING
UNO serial number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shipping name - Charges, demoli-
DODIC:
Model
M58A1
M58A2
M58A3
M58A4
M58A5
tion
NSN DODIC Drawing
1375-00- M913 8845322
008-8895
1375-01- M913 8845322-1
190-0065
1375-01- M913 DL2128451
133-4189
1375-01- M913 8845322-1
237-5933
1375-01 M913 8845322-1
(to be
assigned)
Packaging ---------------------- BUSHIPS
References
MIL-C-46558
USMC Adaptive Line Charge Launch Kit
Manual, July 1981 (w/change 1)
USMC TM 1375-10/1
USMC TM 08982A-14/2
TM 9-1375-215-14&P
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THI S PAGE I NTENTI ONALLY LEFT BLANK
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Type Classification
num housi ng whi ch provi des the proper stand-
off for the shaped charge as wel l as a ri gi d
Std A - MSR 01816004.
mount that can be easi l y attached to the target
and hol d the i ni ti ati ng/bl asti ng cap i n pl ace.
Functioning:
Thi s shaped char ge i s used i n EOD
Operati ons to cut open, render safe to handl e
Thi s i tem i s i ni ti ated by detonati on of a mi l i -
or di srupt the functi oni ng of mi nes or other
tary bl asti ng cap or detonator i n i ts detonati ng
expl osi ve ordnance devi ces. I t i s especi al l y
hol e (capwel l ). Thi s detonati on causes detona-
desi gned of underwater operati ons and i s non-
ti on of the expl osi ve charge i n the l i near shaped
magneti c so that i t can be used on a vari ety of
charge whi ch, i n turn, produces a hi gher i nten-
tar gets.
si ty detonati on wave downward whi ch forms
i nto a “cutti ng edge” jet of energy whi ch cuts or
Description:
i mpacts the target to accompl i sh the desi red
effect. Thi s charge wi l l cut 0.3 i nches (8mm) of
Thi s charge consi sts of a short l ength of fl ex-
mi l d steel .
i bl e l i near shaped charge seal ed i n an al umi -
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Tabulated Data:
UNO proper shipping name -
Explosive filler ------------------- CH 6
DODIC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Method of actuation ------------ Electric or
NSN ---------------------------------
Nonelectric blast-
Drawing
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ing cap
*Packing box:
Shipping and Storage Data:
Dimensions ---------------------
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------------
UNO serial number ------------
Charges, demoli-
tion
M995
1375-01-068-3985
5206201
11 x 5-5/16 x 6-
25/32 in.
1.1
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
D
Catalog for complete packing data including
Class A Explosive
NSN’S.
HIGH
EXPLOSIVE -
References:
DANGEROUS
0048
SC 1375-95-CL-A03
4-50
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Type Classification:
Std A - MSR 01816004.
the i ni ti ati ng detonator/bl asti ng cap i n pl ace.
Functioning
Thi s i tem i s i ni ti ated bv detonati on of a mi l i -
tary bl asti ng cap or detonator i n i ts detonator
Thi s shaped char ge i s used i n EOD
hol e (capwel l ). Thi s detonati on causes detona-
Operati ons to cut open, render safe to handl e
ti on of the expl osi ve charge i n the l i near shaped
or di srupt the functi oni ng of mi nes or other
charge whi ch, i n turn, produces a hi gher i nten-
expl osi ve ordnance devi ces. I t i s especi al l y
si ty detonati on wave downward whi ch forms
desi gned for underwater operati ons and i s non-
i nto a “cutti ng edge” jet of energy whi ch cuts or
magneti c so that i t maybe used on a vari ety of
i mpacts the target to accompl i sh the desi red
tar gets.
effect. Thi s charge
mi l d steel .
wi l l cut an i nch (25mm) of
Description:
Tabulated Data:
Thi s charge consi sts of a short l ength of fl ex-
i bl e l i near shaped charge seal ed i n a pl asti c
Expl osi ve fi l l er ------------------- CH-6
housi ng whi ch provi des the proper standoff for
Method of actuati on ------------ El ectri c or
the shaped charge as wel l as a ri gi d mount that
Nonel ectri c bl ast-
can be easi l y attached to the target and hol d
i ng cap
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Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation ----------------
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC -----------------------------
NSN ---------------------------------
1.1
D
Class A Explosive
HIGH
EXPLOSIVE -
DANGEROUS
0048
Charges, demoli-
tion
M996
1375-01-069-6671
Packaging ------------------------- 5206202
Drawing ---------------------------- 5206202
*Packing box:
Dimensions --------------------- 8.656 ± 0.0624 x
13.803 x 17.281
in.
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
SC 1375-95-CL-A03
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Type Classification:
Std A - MSR 0186004.
Thi s charge i s desi gned for EOD Render
Safe Procedures on muni ti ons.
Description:
Thi s al umi num-cased cyl i ndri cal charge con-
tai ns a smal l expl osi ve charge formed around a
copper cone. A detonator hol e (capwel l ) i s on
one end of the seal ed housi ng and there i s a
voi d i n the other end to al l ow the proper stand-
off for the shaped charge i n the center of the
housi ng.
Functioning:
Thi s shaped charge i s i ni ti ated by detona-
ti on of a mi l i tary bl asti ng cap i n i ts capwel l .
The cap’s detonati on sets off the shaped
charge’s expl osi ve whi ch, because of the coni cal
i ndentati on, forms a hi gh i ntensi ty energy jet
downward among the charge’s axi s. The MK
88 wi l l penetrate hal f an i nch of mi l d steel .
Tabulated Data:
Expl osi ve fi l l er ----------------- CH-6
Method of actuati on ------------ El ectri c or
Nonel ectri c bl ast-
i ng caps
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.1
Storage compati bi l i ty group - D
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on - Cl ass A Expl osi ve
DOT desi gnati on ------------- HI GH
EXPLOSI VE -
DANGEROUS
UNO seri al number ----------- 0048
UNO proper shi ppi ng name - Charges, demol i -
ti on
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THI S PAGE I NTENTI ONALLY LEFT BLANK
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Type Classification: Tabulated Data:
This charge is designed for EOD Render
Safe Procedures on munitions.
Description:
This sealed, bullet-shaped, plastic-cased
charge contains an explosive charge formed
around a plastic case. A detonator hole (cap-
well) occupies the flat end of the container and
there is a void in the rounded end to provide
the standoff for the shaped charge.
Functioning:
The copper core of the MK 89 is formed into
a slug of molten metal within the energy jet for
added penetrating ability. The concentrated
energy jet performs the desired effect on the tar-
get. The MK 89 will penetrate five inches of
mild steel.
Explosive filler ------------------- Comp A-3
Method of actuation ------------ Electric or
Nonelectric blast-
ing caps
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class ------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group - D
DOT shipping classification - Class A Explosive
DOT designation ---------------- HIGH
EXPLOSIVE -
DANGEROUS
UNO serial number ------------ 0048
UNO proper shipping name - Charges, demoli-
tion
DODIC ----------------------------- M998
NSN ---------------------------1375-01-069-6672
Drawing
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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*Packing box:
References:
Dimensions --------------------- 8.656 ± 0.62 x
13.803 X 17.291
SC 1375-95-CL-A03
in.
Appendix C
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
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Type Classification:
MSR 01816004.
These powder actuated cutters are used by
EOD personnel to remotel y render safe bombs
or projecti l es by forceful removal of ei ther the
fuze, the fuze base pl ate contai ni ng the fuze, or
by stri ki ng the i tem at a strategi c l ocati on wi th
an expl osi vel y propel l ed bal l i sti c di sc. These
devi ces thus al l ow the target i tems to be ren-
dered safe wi thout causi ng hi gh order detona-
ti on .
Description:
These cutters consi st of smal l cyl i ndri cal
i mpul se cartri dges, speci al l y made bendabl e
metal stands, and si ghti ng devi ces that connect
onto the cartri dges. The pl asti c-cased i mpul se
cartri dges each contai n a booster and a mai n
expl osi ve charge and a speci al l y shaped metal
di sc.
Functioning:
The cutter i s manual l y posi ti oned by the oper-
ator i n accordance wi th the appropri ate Render
Safe Procedure usi ng the metal stand and/or
tape. A mi l i tary bl asti ng cap i s secured i n the
bl asti ng cap channel (capwel l ) by bei ng pushed
i nto the rubber grommet at the base of the chan-
n el . Fi ri ng of the cap detonates the mai n
charge. When the detonator wave stri kes the
convex metal pl ate i t forms i t i nto a non-mol ten
sl ug of metal whi ch i s movi ng at hypersoni c
speed when i t stri kes the target. The hi gh
i mpul se of the metal sl ug at hi gh speed i mpacts
the target. The cutter may be used si ngl y or i n
groups dependi ng upon the target.
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Tabulated Data:
Container material ------------- Plastic
Color
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Olive drab
Dimensions:
Length:
MK23------------------ 4.38in.
MK24------------------ 5.75in.
Diameter:
---------------------- 1.89in.
MK24---------------------- 2.80in.
Base Plug Contents:
l-inch cylindrical CH-6 Booster encased in
an aluminum cap and a blasting cap well.
70/30 OJTOL main charge:
------------------- 4.0 oz.
MK 24 ------------------------- 1.1 lb
Method of actuation -------- Military blasting
c a p
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class -------
Storage compatibility group -
DOT shipping classification -
DOT designation -----------
D
Class A Explosive
HIGH
EXPLOSIVE -
DANGEROUS
UNO serial number ------------
UNO proper shipping name -
DODIC --------------------------
Specification -------------------
NSN -----------------------------
Packaging ----------------------
*Packing box:
Contains 6 MK 23's or
Material -------------------
Weight (w/contents) -------
Dimensions ---------------
Cube ------------------------
0081
Explosive, blast-
in , type A
ML04, ML05
WS19935E
WS19336 (Navy)
1375-01-037-5428
1375-01-037-5429
Wood
20.0 lb
12-1/2 in. x 6-1/4
in. x 7-1/2 in.
0. 3
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
EODB/TM/TO/60A-2-l-50
SC 1375-95-CL-A03
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CHAP T E R 5
DEMOLITION KITS AND ASSEMBLIES
5-1
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THI S PAGE I NTENTI ONALLY LEFT BLANK
5-2
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Type Classification:
Std AMCTCM 5263 dtd 1967.
Demol i ti on charge M37 i s used pri mari l y i n
breachi ng obstacl es or demol i ti on of l arge struc-
tures where l arge charges are requi red (Satchel
Char ge).
Description:
The charge demol i ti on assembl y M37 con-
si sts of a canvas bag (i denti fi ed as carryi ng case
M85) whi ch contai ns 20 pounds of expl osi ve
(Comp C4) i n the form of ei ght M5A1 demol i -
ti on bl ocks and two M15 pri mi ng assembl i es.
The demol i ti on bl ocks are packed four to a bag
al ong wi th four pl asti c hook assembl i es, each
wi th a 72 i nch stri ng attached. Each bag i s i n
i ts own compartment of the carryi ng bag, The
carryi ng bag has two ti es for tyi ng the bag to a
tar get.
The M5A1 charge i s a rectangul ar bl ock of
Comp C4, 2 i nches by 2 i nches by 12 i nches
l ong, contai ned i n a pol yethyl ene contai ner
whi ch has a threaded wel l cap at each end.
The pri mi ng assembl y M15 i s a pi ece of deto-
nati ng cord approxi matel y 60 i nches l ong wi th
a tetyrl or PETN-fi l l ed booster at each end.
Assembl ed to the detonati ng cord are two pri m-
i ng adapters M1A4 and two-cl i ps, detonati ng
cord: M1.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas.
The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave
whi ch demol i shes the target by cutti ng, breach-
i ng, or crateri ng. The type of demol i ti on
achi eved depends on the pl acement of the
charge i n rel ati on to the target.
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Tabulated Data:
Container material ------------ Canvas
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Olive drab w/yel-
low markings
Weight (complete
assembly) ------------------- 23 lb
Dimensions (packed
carrying case) ----------------- 10-1/4 in. x 4-7/8
Filler
in. x 12-3/4 in.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Comp C4
Method of actuation ---------- Military blasting
cap, detonating
cord
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class --------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group -- D-2
DOT shipping classification--- Class A
UNO serial number ---------0048
UNO proper shipping name -- Charges, demoli-
tion
DODIC ----------------------- M756
Drawing ---------------------- 8861107
Packaging------------------- One assembly per
canvas carrying
case, 2 cases per
wooden box
*Packing box:
Weight ----------------------- 57 lb
Dimensions ----------------- 17-3/16 in, x 13-
1/4 in. x 11-13/16
i n.
Cube ---------------------- 1.5 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalog for complete packing data including
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
5-4
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
Std AMCTCM 5263, dtd 1967.
Demol i ti on charge M183 i s used pri mari l y i n
breachi ng obstacl es or demol i ti on of l arge struc-
tures where l arge charges are requi red (Satchel
Charge). Thi s charge assembl y repl aces the
charge assembl y M37 when i ts suppl y i s
exhausted.
Description:
Charge assembl y M183 consi sts of 16 bl ock
demol i ti on charges M112, four pri mi ng assem-
bl i es and carryi ng case M85. Each ri mi ng
assembl y consi sts of a fi ve-foot l ength of detonat-
i ng cord assembl ed wi th two detonati ng cord
cl i ps and capped at each end wi th a booster.
Each booster contai ns 13.5 grai ns of RDX or
PETN. The components of the assembl y are
i ssued i n the carryi ng case.
The demol i ti on charge M112 i s a rectangul ar
bl ock of Comp C4 approxi matel y 2 i nches by 1-
1/2 i nches and 11 i nches l ong, wei ghi ng 1-1/4
l b. The bl ock i s i n a myl ar bag wi th a pi ece of
doubl e backed adhesi ve tape attached.
The carryi ng case i s a canvas bag wi th shoul -
der strap and ti es.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave
whi ch demol i shes the target by cutti ng, breach-
i ng, or crateri ng. The type of demol i ti on
achi eved depends on the pl acement of the
charge i n rel ati on to the target.
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Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al -------------- Canvas
-------------------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght (compl ete
assembl y) --------------------- 23 l b
Di mensi ons (assembl ed case)- 10-1/4 i n. x 4-7/8
i n. x 12-3/4 i n.
Fi l l er -------------------------- Comp C4
Method of actuati on ------------- Mi l i tary bl asti ng
cap/detonati ng
cor d
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ------- 1.1
Storage compati bi l i ty group -- D-2
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on--- Cl ass A
DOT desi gnati on ----------------- HI GH
UNO seri al number -------------0048
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -- Charges, demol i -
ti on
DODI C ------------------------- M757
Drawi ng-------------------------- 9216416
Packagi ng ------------------------- One assembl y per
canvas carryi ng
case, 2 cases per
wooden box
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght ----------------------------- 57 l b
Di mensi ons ---------------------- 16-5/8 i n. x 11-
5/16 i n. x 12 i n.
cube ------------------------ 1.5 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
5-6
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
Std OTCM 36841, dtd 1958.
The bangal ore torpedo demol i ti on ki t i s used
to cl ear paths through barbed wi re entangl e-
ments and mi nefi el ds. I t cl ears a path 3 to 4
meters wi de through barbed wi re entangl e-
ments. I n mi nefi el d breachi ng, i t wi l l expl ode
al l anti personnel mi nes and most of the anti -
tank mi nes i n a narrow foot path. Many of the
mi nes at the si des however maybe shocked i nto
a sensi ti ve state, whi ch makes extreme care nec-
essary i n any further mi ne-cl eari ng. Bangal ore
torpedoes have al so been used successful l y for
cl eari ng heavy undergrowth of bamboo I t may
al so be used as a crateri ng charge, especi al l y i n
connecti on wi th shaped charges agai nst rei n-
forced concrete targets.
Description:
netti ng sl eeves, and a nose sl eeve. Each end of
the torpedo tube contai ns a threaded can wel l .
The nose sl eeve, rounded at the end to faci l i tate
pushi ng the torpedo through obstacl es, i s
secured to the tube by a cl i p. The connecti ng
sl eeves are short, cyl i ndri cal coupl i ngs used to
secure two or more torpedoes together, end to
end. The M1A1 torpedoes have a mai n fi l l er of
approxi matel y 9 l b amatol wi th a TNT booster
surroundi ng the capwel l s at each end. The
M1A2 torpedoes have a mai n fi l l er of approxi -
matel y 10-1/2 l b Comp B wi th a Comp A3
booster at each end.
Functioning:
When the charge i s detonated, the expl osi ve
i s converted i nto compressed gas. The gas
exerts pressure i n the form of a shock wave.
The resul tant bl ast from the shock wave cl ears
a narrow path through a mi nefi el d or barbed
wi re entangl ement.
Each ki t contai ns 10 fi ve foot l ong torpedoes
(steel tubes fi l l ed wi th hi gh expl osi ve), 10 con-
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Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al --------- Steel
---------------------------- Ol i ve dr ab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght (one tube) ---------- 14.5 l b
Di mensi ons:
Length (one tube) ----------- 5 ft
Di ameter ------------------- 2-1/8 i n.
Fi l l er:
M1A1 ----------------------------------- Amatol and TNT
M1A2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Comp B and
Comp A3
Method of actuati on ------------- Mi l i tary bl asti ng
cap
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass --------- 1.1
Storage compati bi l i ty group -- D-2
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on--- Cl ass A
DOT desi gnati on ----------------- EXPLOSI VE
UNO ser i al number -------------0034
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -- Bombs, wi th
bursti ng charge
DODI C ------------------------------- M028
Drawi ng* --------------------------- 8863369
Packagi ng --------------------------- One ki t per
wooden box
**Packi ng box:
Wei ght ----------------------------- 198 l b
Di mensi ons ---------------------- 65-5/8 i n. x 15-
5/16 i n. x 7 i n
cube ------------------------------- 4.1 cu ft
*Demol i ti on Ki t Bangal ore Torpedo M1A2 onl y.
**NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
FM 20-32
5-8
TM 4 3 - 0 0 0 1 - 3 8
Type Classification:
The ki t i s STD for use by Army. There i s no
one commi ttee acti on to cl assi fy the enti re set.
Rather, each component has been separatel y
acted upon. The contents of the set ar e
revi ewed peri odi cal l y by the user and i tems
may be added or del eted as a resul t of the
r evi ew.
Thi s expl osi ve i ni ti ati on demol i ti on equi p-
ment set i s used for general demol i ti on projects
requi ri ng nonel ectri c i ni ti ati on.
Description:
The nonel ectri c expl osi ve-i ni ti ati ng demol i -
ti on equi pment set i s composed of the compo-
nents l i sted i n tabl es 1 through 3 i ncl usi ve.
I tems l i sted i n 1 are suppl i ed as a ki t on an i ni -
ti al i ssue basi s onl y. I tems i n 2 and 3, used i n
conjuncti on wi th the i tems i n the basi c ki t, are
requi red but requi si ti oned separatel y. I tems i n
al l categori es are requi si ti oned separatel y for
repl acement purposes.
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Tabl e 1. Components I ssued i n Basi c Ki t
(NSN 1375-00-047-3751)
I tem NSN
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
Bag, Canvas, Carryi ng 1375-00-212-4597
demol i ti on ki t
Box, Bl asti ng Cap: 8140-00-168c-6881
pl asti c 10 cap
capaci ty
Cri mper, Cap: M2 5120-00-029-0683
(w/fuze cutter)
Kni fe, Pocket 5110-00-162-2205
Pl i ers: l i nesman’s 5120-00-239-8251
(w/si de cutter),
l ength 8 i n.
Tape, Measuri ng 5110-00-245-0301
sel f supporti ng, S,
Engl i sh and Metri c
graduati on, 78.75 i n.
Tape, Measuri ng: 5110-00-554-7092
5/8 i n. w, non-
metal l i c, 100 ft l g.
Tabl e 2. Nonexpl osi ve Components Requi red,
but I ssued Separatel y as Needed, Quanti ti es
are nomi nal esti mates.
I tem NSN
25 Adapter, Pri mi ng 1375-00-565-4141
M1A4
2 Adhesi ve, Charge 1375-00-935-9171
Demol i ti on
2 Adhesi ve, 3 oz package 8040-00-118-2695
100 Cl i p, Cord: M1, 1375-00-212-4602
detonati ng
50 Hol der, Bl asti ng Cap: 1375-00-926-4105
M8
2 I nsul ati on Tape, 5970-00-644-3167
El ectri cal : ad-
hesi ve, 3/4 i n.
wi de, 85 ft rol l
NOTE
Adhesi ve i s authori zed as an al ternate
materi al for waterproofi ng (seal i ng com-
pound).
2 Seal i ng compound: 1375-00-212-4603
bl asti ng cap, water-
proof 1/2 pt can
2 Tape, Pressure-Sen- 7510-00-057-0096
si ti ve Adhesi ve:
2 i n. wi de, 72 yd rol l
w/adhesi ve on both
si des
2 Twi ne: fi brous No. 18, 4020-00-241-8892
1-l b bal l
Tabl e 3. Expl osi ve Components Requi red, but
I ssued Separatel y as Needed
Quan-
ti ty I tem NSN
50
80
5
3
2
50
Cap, Bl asti ng non-
el ectr i c M7
Charge, Demol i ti on:
bl ock, M112
Cord, Detonati ng:
fuse, pri macord,
l 00-ft spool
Cord, Detonati ng
PETN, ol i ve drab,
1000 ft rol l
Fuse, Bl asti ng, Ti me:
M700, 50 ft
I gni ter, Bl asti ng Fuse:
1375-00-756-1864
(M131)
1375-00-724-7040
(M023)
1375-00-028-5161
(M455)
1375-00-180-9356
(M456)
1375-00-028-5246
(M670)
1375-00-691-1671
M60 weatherproof (M766)
Tabulated Data:
NSN ------------------------ 1375-00-047-3751
Total wei ght ----------------------- 6.29 l b
Total vol ume ----------------------- 0.24 cu ft
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
5-10
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
The ki t i s STD for use by Army. There i s no
one commi ttee acti on to cl assi fy the enti re set.
Rather, each component has been separatel y
acted upon. The contents of the set are
revi ewed peri odi cal l y by the user and i tems
may be added or del eted as a resul t of the
r evi ew.
Thi s expl osi ve i ni ti ati on demol i ti on equi p-
ment set i s used for general demol i ti on projects
requi ri ng ei ther el ectri c or nonel ectri c i ni ti a-
t i on .
Description:
The el ectri c and nonel ectri c expl osi ve-
i ni ti ati ng demol i ti on equi pment set i s com-
posed of the components l i sted i n tabl es 1
through 4 i ncl usi ve. I tems l i sted i n 1 are sup-
pl i ed as a ki t on an i ni ti al i ssue basi s onl y.
I tems i n 2 and 3, used i n conjuncti on wi th the
i tems i n the basi c ki t, are requi red but requi si -
ti oned separatel y. I tems i n tabl e 4 are expl osi ve
i tems requi red by Ordnance Di sposal Detach-
ments and Control s. They are not suppl i ed as a
5-11
set, ki t or outfi t, but requi si ti oned separatel y.
I tems i n al l categori es are requi si ti oned sepa-
ratel y for repl acement purposes.
TM 43-0001-38
Tabl e 1. Components I ssued i n Basi c Ki t
(NSN 1375-00-047-3751)
I tem NSN
2
1
5
1
2
2
2
4
1
2
1
1
Bag, Canvas, Carryi ng:
demol i ti on ki t
Bl asti ng Machi ne:
ten-cap capaci ty
Box, Bl asti ng Cap:
pl asti c 10 cap
capaci ty
Chest, Demol i ti on:
engi neer pl atoon,
M1931
Cri mper, Cap: M2
(w/fuze cutter)
Kni fe, Pocket
Pl i ers: l i nesman’s
(w/si de cutter),
l ength 8 i n.
Reel , cabl e (fi ri ng,
500 ft)
Reel i ng Machi ne,
Cabl e, Hand (w/
carryi ng straps,
w/wi ndi ng devi ce,
w/spool , w/o wi re
Tape, Measuri ng
sel f supporti ng, S,
Engl i sh and Metri c
graduati on, 78.75 i n.,
GGGT106 (81348)
Tape, Measuri ng:
5/8 i n. w, non-
metal l i c, 100 ft l g.
GGGT106 (81348)
Test Set, Bl asti ng
1375-00-212-4597
1375-00-782-5541
8140-00-168-6881
1375-00-212-4600
5120-00-029-0683
5110-00-162-2205
5120-00-239-8251
8130-00-407-7859
3895-00-498-8843
5120-00-245-0301
5120-00-554-7092
6625-00-999-3454
Cap: M51
-
NSN 1375-00-935-9173 i s i ssued. Bl asti ng
machi ne 50-cap, M34, NSN 1375-00-567-0223
wi l l repl ace the M32 Bl asti ng machi ne when i ts
suppl y i s exhausted.
*When suppl y i s exhausted, Bl asti ng Machi ne
M32** al so l i sted as Test Set, Bl asti ng Cap:
M51, NSN 4925-00-999-3454. The test set
repl aces Gal vanometer, NSN 6625-00-212-4605,
when suppl i es are exhausted.
Tabl e 2. Nonexpl osi ve Components Requi red,
but I ssued Separatel y as Needed. Quanti ti es
are Nomi nal Esti mates Onl y.
I tem NSN
2
2
100
1
1
4
100
50
6
Adhesi ve, Charge 1375-00-935-9171
Demol i ti on
Adhesi ve, 3 oz package 8040-00-118-2695
Adapter, Pri mi ng 1375-00-565-4141
M1A4
Battery Dry, Si l ver 6135-00-128-1632
Chl ori de (for
gal vanometers)
Battery Dry, Si l ver 6135-00-833-9909
Chl ori de (Low Tem-
perature Type) (for
pol ymer i nsul ati on
two conductor, No. 18
AWG stranded; 500
ft rol l
Cl i p, Cord: M1, 1375-00-212-4602
detonati ng (M165)
Hol der, Bl asti ng Cap: 1375-00-926-4105
M8 (M166)
Hol der, Bl asti ng Cap: 1375-00-093-0140
used w/el ectri c and (M165)
nonel ectr i c bl asti ng
caps; pl asti c and sheet
expl osi ves, 447344
I nsul ati on Tape, 5970-00-644-3167
El ectri cal : bl ack
adhesi ve, 3/4 i n.
wi de, 85 ft rol l
NOTE
Adhesi ve i s authori zed as an al ternate
materi al for waterproofi ng (seal i ng com-
pound).
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Tabl e 2. Nonexpl osi ve Components Requi red,
but I ssued Separatel y as Needed. Quanti ti es
are Nomi nal Esti mates Onl y (Cont)
I tem NSN
2 Seal i ng compound:
bl asti ng cap, water-
proof, 1/2 pt can
2 Tape, Pressure-
Sensi ti ve Adhesi ve:
2 i n. wi de, 72 yd rol l
w/adhesi ve on both
si des
2 Twi ne: fi brous No. 18,
l -l b bal l
2 Wi re, El ectri cal : Vi nyl
pol ymer, nyl on jacket
i nsul ati on, sol i d
si ngl e ti nned copper,
No. 20 AWG, 200-ft
coi l
1375-00-212-4603
7610-00-057-0096
4020-00-241-8892
6125-00-542-3968
Tabl e 3. Expl osi ve Components Requi red, but
I ssued Separatel y as Needed
I tem NSN
50 Cap, Bl asti ng: non-
el ectr i c M6
50 Cap, Bl asti ng: non-
el ectr i c M7
50 Charge, Demol i ti on:
bl ock, 1-l b (TNT)
80 Charge, Demol i ti on:
bl ock, M112
20 Charge, Demol i ti on:
bl ock, M118
3 Charge, Demol i ti on:
Rol l , M186, 25-l b,
(PETN), 9211459
(19203). Used when
NSN 1375-00-728-
5941 i s exhausted.
1375-00-028-5224
(M130)
1375-00-756-1864
(M131)
1375-00-028-5142
(M032)
1375-00-724-7040
(M023)
1375-00-728-5941
(M024)
1375-00-926-4108
(M060)
5
3
5
2
100
Cord, Detonati ng:
fuse, pri macord,
100 ft spool
Cord, Detonati ng:
PETN, ol i ve drab,
1000 ft rol l
Destructor, Expl osi ve:
uni versal , M10
Fuse, Bl asti ng, Ti me:
M700, 50 ft
I gni ti ng Bl asti ng Fuze:
1375-00-028-5161
(M455)
1375-00-180-9356
(M456)
1375-00-028-5171
(M241)
1375-00-028-5246
(M670)
1375-00-691-1671
M60 weatherproof
(M766)
Tabl e 4, Expendabl e Expl osi ve I tems Requi red
by EOD Onl y, but I ssued Separatel y as Needed.
I tem NSN
200
50
20
6
6
Cartri dge, Cal i ber, 50: 1305-00-028-6574
M33
Cartri dge, i mpul se 1378-00-896-3694
w/o i ntegral cutti ng
(M174)
punch
Charge Demol i ti on, 1375-00-580-1377
Bl ock TNT 1/4 l b (M030)
Cutter, Powder 1375-01-037-5428
Actuated: MK23
Mod 0, 5012844
(53771)
Cutter, Powder 1375-01-037-5429
Actuated: MK24
Mod 0, 5012845
(53771)
Tabulated Data:
NSN
-------------------------------------
1375-00-047-3750
Total wei ght --------------------- 68.0 l b
Total vol ume ----------------------- 4.5 cu ft
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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THI S PAGE I NTENTI ONALLY LEFT BLANK
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Type Classification:
Obsol ete Materi al Status Record 11756003.
Projected charge demol i ti on ki ts M1 and
M1A1 are used to cl ear an 8-foot l ane through
mi nefi el d pl anted wi th anti personnel mi nes.
Description:
Each demol i ti on ki t consi sts of a cyl i ndri cal
carryi ng case, a 170-foot detonati ng cabl e,
rocket motor M4 wi th l auncher, ti me bl asti ng
fuse i gni ter, 15-second del ay detonator and a
tent stake. The enti re demol i ti on ki t i s con-
tai ned i n the waterproof al umi num carryi ng
case whi ch i s cl osed at each end wi th a remov-
abl e l i d. A pressfi tted al umi num di sk serves as
a spacer securi ng the components i nsi de the car-
ryi ng case. The detonati ng cabl e, coi l ed around
a cone i n the case, i s fi tted at one end wi th a
sl eeve contai ni ng a booster charge and a cap.
wel l assembl ed wi th the del ay detonator. Thi s
end of the cabl e al so has a brai ded wi re cabl e
gri p wi th two wi re l oops for anchori ng the cabl e
to the tent stake. The rocket motor (posi ti oned
i n the l auncher) and a l ength of ti me bl asti ng
fuse are attached to the cabl e by a wi re rope.
Addi ti onal l y the M1A1 ki t contai ns a l anyard
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and extra stakes
remotel y.
for functi oni ng the detonator
M1 and M1A1 (M1E1) projected charge demo-
l i ti on ki ts are i denti cal i n al l respects except for
the del ay detonators and the ti me bl asti ng fuse
i gni ters i ssued wi th them. The M1A1 (M1E1)
has the M60 weatherproof ti me bl asti ng fuse
i gni ter and the 15-second del ay M1A2 percus-
si on detonator, whi l e the M1 has the M2 weath-
erproof ti me bl asti ng fuze i gni ter and the 15-
second del ay M1 or M1A1 fri cti on detonator.
Functioning:
Functi oni ng occur s i n the fol l owi ng
sequence:
Fuse i gni ter i s functi oned i n the usual
manner by pul l i ng the pul l ri ng. The fl ame
i ssued from the pri mer i gni tes the ti me bl asti ng
fuse.
The ti me bl asti ng fuse i gni tes the M4
rocket whi ch then becomes ai rborne and drags
the detonati ng cabl e out of i ts contai ner over
the mi ne fi el d . The cabl e fal l s to the ground
and fl i ght i s arrested because the brai ded wi re
cabl e group i s anchored to the ground by the
tent peg.
The 15-second del ay detonator (func-
ti oned manual l y) i gni tes the booster whi ch i n
turn functi ons the detonati ng cabl e.
Tabulated Data:
Container materi al -------------- Al umi num
--------------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght (compl ete ki t) -----------92 l b
Di mensi ons:
Length ---------------------------- 20 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------- 16-1/2 i n.
Expl osi ve components ---------- Detonati ng cabl e
Method of actuati on ------------- Del ay detonator
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass --------- 1.1
Storage compati bi l i ty group -- D-2
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on--- Cl ass A
DOT desi gnati on ----------------- HI GH
EXPLOSI VE-
DANGEROUS
UNO ser i al number -------------0048
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -- Charges, demol i -
ti on
DODI C ------------------------------- M445
Drawi ng ----------------------------- 8796266
Packagi ng --------------------------- One ki t per car-
ryi ng case, one
case per card-
board l i ned
wooden box
*Packi ng box:
Drawi ng --------------------------- 8797610
Wei ght (w/contents) -----------121 l b
Di mensi ons ---------------------- 25-7/16 i n. x 18-
3/8 i n. x 19-7/32
i n.
Cube ------------------------------- 5.20 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
FM 20-32
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Type Classification:
STD A OTCM 37415 dated 5/26/60.
Projected Charge Demolition Kit M157 is
designed to clear a wide path for personnel and
vehicles through minefield, planted with single-
impulse pressure-type antitank mines.
Although the primary use of the kit is the
breaching of minefields, it can be used effec-
tively in breaching or cratering band of 10
posts, steel rails, ditches and relatively small
concrete obstacles.
Description:
This demolition kit consists of 79 irregular
hexagonal tubes (section assemblies) approxi-
mately 11 inches wide, 7 inches high, which,
when assembled together, are 400 feet in length
and the weight is approximately 10,000 pounds,
including approximately 1,420 pounds of Comp
B and approximately 27 pounds of Comp C4.
The components of the kit and tank accessories
used for deploying the kit are listed in Table 1.
Table 1. Tank Accessories and Component
Parts for Assembly of 400-foot (Approximately)
Projected Charge Demolition Kit M157.
I tem Quanti ty
Kit parts:
Nose section assembly --------------------- 1
Body section assembly --------------------- 13
Center loading section assembly ------- 62
Impact fuze section assembly ----------- 2
Tail section assembly --------------------- 1
Fuzing:
Fuze, mine, M602 --------------------------- 2
Fuze explosive container loading
assembly ------------------------------------ 2
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Tabl e 1. Tank Accessori es and Component
Parts for Assembl y of 400-foot (Approxi matel y)
Projected Charge Demol i ti on Ki t M157 (Cont)
I tem Quanti ty
Ki t parts:
Nose secti on assembl y ------------------ 1
Body secti on assembl y ------------------- 13
Center l oadi ng secti on assembl y ------- 62
I mpact fuze secti on assembl y ----------- 2
Tai l secti on assembl v ---------------------- 1
Fuzi ng:
Fuze, mi ne, M602 --------------------------- 2
Fuze expl osi ve contai ner l oadi ng
assembl y ------------------------------------- 2
Tank accessori es (Accessori es wi l l
fi t M48A1 and M60 Tank):
Cabl e, assembl y No. 1 --------------------- 1*
Cabl e, assembl y No, 2 --------------------- 1*
Chai n, assembl y No. 1 --------------------- 1
Chai n, assembl y No. 2--------------------- 1
Cl evi s i n assembl y ------------------------- 2
Dr ag pl ate assembl y ---------------------- 1
Extensi on bar assembl y ------------------- 2
Gear box assembl y -------------------------- 1
Mul ti pl e sheave assembl y -------------- 1
Pul l ey support post assembl y ----------- 1
Safety snap book ---------------------------- 3**
Shoul der screw (stri pper bol ts) --------- 2
Si ngl e sheave assembl y----------------- 1
Spri ng assembl y ------------------------- 1
Bracket ----------------------------------------- 1
Support ------------------------------------- 1
Nut (MS35690-1202)----------------------- 2
Nut (MS35690-602) ------------------------ 2
Screw (MS90728-191)---------------------- 4
Fl at washer (MS27183-15) --------------- 2
Fl at washer (MS27183-23) --------------- 2
Lockwasher (MS 35337-27) -------------- 6
Lockwasher (MS35338-70) --------------- 4
Spare parts:
Cotter pi n (MS24665-134)---------------- 6
Cotter pi n (MS24665-208)---------------- 6
Cotter pi n (MS24665-495)---------------- 6
Cotter pi n (MS24665-623)---------------- 6
*Cabl e assembl i es - normal l y cone assembl ed to
the gear box assembl y.
**One si ze 2 i s assembl ed wi th Cabl e No. 1; two
si ze 1 are assembl ed wi th spri ng assembl y.
The enti re ki t i s l i sted under DODI C M444,
However, certai n parts are separatel y l i sted for
the conveni ence of the user. Accordi ngl y the
tabul ated data i s arranged to refl ect the major
packaged assembl i es and a bri ef descri pti on of
each fol l ows:
Each secti on contai ns a pushi ng bar and i s
provi ded wi th joi nts at both ends; mal e on one
end and femal e on the other, so that the sec-
ti ons can be l i nked together. The joi nts not
onl y provi de for attachment of one secti on to
another, but assure fl exi bi l i ty of the assembl ed
charge. The pushi ng bars, whi ch run through
tunnel s i n each secti on provi de ri gi di ty duri ng
empl acement and take stress or pushi ng. I n
addi ti on to these common features, each s ec-
ti on i s desi gned to serve a parti cul ar functi on:
The nose and tai l secti ons are assembl ed wi th
hook assembl i es, hi nges and pl ates whi ch serve
as contact poi nts for the tank duri ng empl ace-
ment. The body secti ons are empty and are
pri mari l y buffers assembl ed between the expl o-
si ve-l oaded secti ons and the nose and tai l . The
center l oadi ng secti ons and the i mpact fuze sec-
ti ons are expl osi ve-l oaded. Each contai ns two
i nsert tubes l oaded wi th Comp B and Comp C4.
(The tubes are wel ded i n pl ace and cannot be di s-
assembl ed for use as i ndi vi dual charges.) The
i nsert tubes are speci al l y shaped and posi ti oned
to obtai n a shaped charge effect.
The i mpact fuze secti on al so contai ns a fuze
housi ng assembl y whi ch accommodates the bul -
l et i mpact fuze assembl y and the fuze expl osi ve
contai ner l oadi ng assembl y.
Mi ne Fuze M603 i s an i mpact type fuze fi t-
ted wi th an M120 booster. One fuze and one
booster are assembl ed i n the fuze wel l of each
bul l et i mpact fuze assembl y.
The Fuze Expl osi ve Contai ner Loadi ng
Assembl y consi sts of a cone-shaped charge of
Comp B i n a metal contai ner.
Accessory Ki t consi sts of a number of metal
parts whi ch, when assembl ed to a tank, enabl es
the tank to push or pul l the demol i ti on ki t.
Functioning:
After assembl y of the ki t, a tank pul l s i t to
the edge of the mi nefi el d. The tank then
pushes the ki t i nto the mi nefi el d. Detonati on
of the charge i s i ni ti ated by the i mpact of a .30
or .50 cal i ber bul l et. When the bul l et stri kes
the bul l et i mpact fuze assembl y i t detonates
the fuze. The fuze sets off the booster. The
booster, i n turn, detonates the Comp B shaped
charge i n the fuze expl osi ve contai ner l oadi ng
assembl y. The detonati on of the shaped charge
creates a narrow, concentrated jet of energy
whi ch penetrates the i nsert tubes i n the i mpact
fuze secti on assembl y and detonates the fi l l er.
Detonati on of the i mpact fuze secti on assembl y
resul ts i n a chai n reacti on whi ch, sequenti al l y
detonates the remai ni ng expl osi ve l oaded sec-
ti ons. The resul ti ng bl ast craters the area, creat-
i ng a path approxi matel y 320 feet l ong, 12 to 16
feet wi de, and 3 to 5 feet deep.
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Tabulated Data:
Complete Assembly (less accessories).
Container material -------------- Aluminum alloy
Color ---------------------------- Olive drab w/yel-
low markings (on
center section)
Weight -------------------------- 10,000 lb
Diameter (cross section) -------7 in. x 12 in.
Length ------------------------------- 400 ft
Method of actuation ------------- Bullet impact
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class --------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group -- D-2
DOT shipping classification--- Class A
DOT designation ----------------- EXPLOSIVE
DODIC ------------------------ M444
Nose Section.
Container material -------------- Aluminum
Color
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Olive drab
w/bIack marking
Weight ------------------------------- 155 lb
Length ------------------------------ 90 in.
Width ------------------------------- 11 in.
Height ----------------------------- l-l/4 in.
Fillers
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class --------- N/A
Storage compatibility group -- N/A
DOT shipping classification--- AMMUNITION
.
EXPLOSIVE
Drawing ----------------------------- F8838124
Packaging
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packed assembly:
Weight w/contents -------------
Dimensions ----------------------
Cube
----------- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Body Section.
Container ------------------------
Color ---------------------------------
Weight
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions:
Length -----------------------------
Width -----------------------------
One section per
wooden box
247 lb
96-7/16 in. x 14-
7/16 in. x 19-
31/32 in.
15.8 cu ft
Aluminum
Olive drab
w/black markings
89 lb
60 in. approx
12 in. approx
Height
-------------------------
7-1/4 in.
Filler -------------------------- None
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class --------- N/A
Storage compatibility group -- N/A
DOT shipping classification--- Class N/A
DOT designation ------------- AMMUNITION-
EXPLOSIVE
Drawing ----------------------------- 8838126
Packaging --------------------------- One section per
two wooden end
Packed assemblv:
protectors
Weight w/contents -------------115 lb
Dimensions (each end
protector) ---------------------- 10 in. x 14-3/8 in.
x 8-13/16 in.
(overall length
cube
approx 5 ft 6 in.)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Center Loading Section.
Container
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aluminum
Color --------------------------------- Olive drab w/
yellow marking
Weight ------------------------------- 135 lb
Dimensions:
Length
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60 in. approx
Width
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12 in. approx
Height
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-1/4 in. approx
Filler:
Composition B ------------------44 lb
Composition C4 ----------------0.84 lb
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quantity-distance class --------- 1.1
Storage compatibility group -- D-2
DOT shipping classification--- EXPLOSIVE
UNO serial number -------------0048
UNO proper shipping name -- Charges, demoli-
tion
Drawing
-------------------------
8836946
Packaging --------------------------- One section per
two wooden end
protectors
Packed assembly
Weight w/contents ------------- 161 lb
Dimensions ------------------ 10 in. x 14-3/8 in.
x 8-13/16 in.
(overall length
approx 5 ft 6 in.)
Cube ---------------------------- 4.8 cu ft
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Expl osi ve Fuze Contai ner Loadi ng Assembl y.
Contai ner --------------------------- Sheet steel
Col or --------------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------------- 5-1/2 l b (approx)
Di mensi ons:
Length ----------------------------- 6-1/4 i n.
Wi dth ------------------------------ 3-1/4 i n.
Hei ght ----------------------------- 6-1/4 i n.
Fi l l er (each i tem):
Fuze Contai ner - Comp B
---------------------------- 5 l b
M120 Booster (F8835171)
Comp A4 ----------------------- 11 grams
M603 Fuze w/M45
Detonator :
RDX ----------------------------- 1.85 grams
Lead oxi de --------------------- 401 grams
Pri mer mi x-------------------- 1.69 grams
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ---------
Storage compati bi l i ty group --
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on---
DOT desi gnati on -----------------
UNO seri al number -------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name --
Dr awi ngs:
Fuze expl osi ve contai ner
(l oadi ng) -----------------------
M603 fuze ------------------------
M120 booster --------------------
Packagi ng ---------------------------
EXPLOSI VE
BOMB
0048
Charges, demol i -
ti on
1375-00-987-4961
73-9-55
8835171
One fuze per
metal contai ner.
2 contai ners (2
fuzes) and 2
expl osi ve con-
tai ner l oadi ng
assembl i es per
wooden box
Packed assembl y:
Wei ght w/contents ------------- 18,3 l b
Di mensi ons ---------------------- 13-3/4 i n. x 8 i n.
x 8-27/32 i n.
Cube ------------------------------- 0.5 cu ft
Tai l Secti on.
Contai ner ----------------------- Al umi num
Col or --------------------------------- Ol i ve drab
w/bl ack marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------- 157 l b
Di mensi ons:
Length ------------------------- 90 i n. approx
Wi dth ------------------------------ 12 i n. approx
Hei ght ----------------------------- 18 i n.
Fi l l er ------------------------------- None
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass --------- N/A
Storage compati bi l i ty group -- N/A
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on--- N/A
DOT desi gnati on ----------------- AMMUNI TI ON
UNO ser i al number -------------0048
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -- Charges, demol i -
ti on
Drawi ng ----------------------------- 8838152
Packagi ng
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
One secti on per
wooden box
Packed assembl y:
Wei ght w/contents -------------247 l b
Di mensi ons ---------------------- 112 i n. x 14-3/8
i n. x 19-17/32 i n.
Cube ------------------------------- 18.2 cu ft
I mpact Fuze Secti on.
Contai ner ----------------------- Al umi num
Col or ----------------------------Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------- 148 l b
Di mensi ons:
Length ----------------------------- 60 i n. approx
Wi dth ------------------------------ 12 i n. approx
Hei ght ----------------------------- 14 i n. approx (at
hi ghest poi nt)
Fi l l er :
Comp B --------------------------- 22 l b
Comp C4-------------------------- 0.42 l b
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ---------
Storage compati bi l i ty group --
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on---
DOT desi gnati on -----------------
UNO seri al number -------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name --
Drawi ng -----------------------------
Packagi ng ---------------------------
Packaged assembl y:
Wei ght w/contents -------------
Di mensi ons ----------------------
Cube ---------------------------
D-2
Cl ass A
EXPLOSI VE
BOMB
0048
Charges, demol i -
ti on
8836944
One assembl y per
wooden box
214 l b
67-518 i n. x 14-
7/16 i n. x 20-
17/32 i n.
l l .6 cu ft
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Accessory Ki t (tool s and push attachments).
The accessori es come packed i n three boxes.
The si ze, shape and gross wei ghts are not speci -
fi ed for boxes No. 1 and No. 2. Avai l abl e data
for box No. 3 i s l i sted bel ow.
*BOX No. 1 contai ns:
Part Number
2 Extensi on bars ------------- 8799635
1 Chai n assembl y No. 1--------8799665
1 Chai n assembl y No. 2--------8799667
*Box No. 2 contai ns:
1 Drag pl ate assembl y ----------8799639
1 Pul l ey support post -----------8799657
1 Mul ti pl e sheave assembl y -- 8799642
2 Chevi s pi n assembl y ----------8799690
1 Spri ng assembl y----------------8799673
1 Si ngl e sheave assembl y ----- 8799651
1 Bracket
-------------------------
9211241
1 Support ------------------------------ 9211242
Component parts package contai ni ng:
2 Nuts - MS35690-1202 --------2 fl at washers -
MS27183-15
2 Nuts - MS3-5690-602 ----------2 fl at washers-
MS27183-23
4 Screws - MS90728-60--------- 6 l ockwashers -
MS35337-27
6 Screws - MS90728-191 ------4 l ockwashers -
MS35338-70
*Box No. 3 contai ns:
Gearbox assembl y - Cabl e assembl y No. 1 w/at-
tachments - Cabl e assembl y No. 2 w/attach-
ments.
6 cotter pi ns - MS24665-134 --6 cotter pi ns -
MS24666-495
6 cotter pi ns - MS24665-208 --6 cotter pi ns-
MS24665-623
*packaged assembl y - Box No. 3:
Wei ght
--------------------------
54 l b
Di mensi ons ------------------------- 19-15/16 i n. x
11-1/16 i n. x 10-
3/32 i n.
Cube
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.4 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 9-1375-204-10
FM 5-250
FM 20-32
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Type Classification:
C&T AMCTCM 8886 dated January 1972.
Projected Charge Demol i ti on Ki t, M173 i s a
mi nefi el d cl eari ng devi ce used speci fi cal l y i n
areas pl anted wi th a si ngl e-i mpul se, pressure-
type, anti tank mi nes. The ki t can be towed
over l and or water and fi red by an appropri ate
si ze vehi cl e fi tted wi th a 24-vol t, di rect-current,
bayonet-type receptacl e.
Description:
Demol i ti on Ki t M173 consi sts, basi cal l y of a
waterproof ski d, a l i near demol i ti on charge, a
l i near charge propul si on system, a fuze and the
accessori es requi red to tow and fi re the ki t.
The fi bergl ass hul l (body) of the boat-shaped
ski d i s di vi ded i nto three compartments. The
front compartment houses the l i near charge pro-
pul si on system; the Rocket Motor M95, and i ts
l auncher. The center compartment contai ns
Li near Demol i ti on Charge M96 and the arrest-
i ng cabl e. The rear compartment contai ns
Propel l ant Actuated Thruster M24. Demol i ti on
Ki t Fuze M134, the tow cabl e and i ts expl osi ve
rel ease mechani sm, as wel l as a tow bar, reel of
el ectri cal wi re, and a fi ri ng swi tch. The l i near
charge i s 300 feet l ong and consi sts of a central
core of nyl on rope and two strands of detonat-
i ng cord, surrounded by 400 pai rs of spl i t
cyl i ndri cal charges spaced evenl y al ong the
cor e. A nyl on cl oth sheath covers al l the
charges and i s ti ed between each pai r to create
a sausage-l i ke constructi on. Expl osi ve boosters
are cri mped onto the ends of the detonati ng
cord strands. The boosters extend through the
fuze hol der and butt up agai nst the fuze’s deto-
nators. The l i near charge i s connected to the
rocket motor by a l auncher cabl e assembl y and
to the fuze by a two-secti on fuze hol der. A one-
pi ece cover assembl y covers the front and cen-
ter compartment of the ski d. The rear compart-
ment i s covered by an access door. An el ectri cal
connector wi th connector guard i s attached to
the front of the ski d. Both front and rear are fi t-
ted wi th eyebol ts for towi ng.
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Functioning:
The ki t i s readi ed for depl oyment by usi ng
the accessori es stored i n the accessory compart-
ment by:
a. Attachi ng tow cabl e between vehi cl e and
ski d and tow cabl e rel ease.
b. Attachi ng the el ectri cal cabl e (umbi l i cal )
between the fi re control swi tch i n the vehi cl e
and the ski d.
c. I nstal l ati on of fuze i nto fuze hol der.
d. I nstal l i ng the M24 Propel l ant Thruster
to the mai n cover.
After the ki t i s towed to the proper l ocati on,
i t i s el ectro-expl osi vel y rel eased from i ts mechan-
i cal coupl i ng wi th the vehi cl e. The operator
moves vehi cl e to a safe di stance from whi ch he
fi res the ki t by remote control . Thi s i s accom-
pl i shed by use of the fi re control swi tch. The
vari ous posi ti ons on the fi ri ng control swi tch
provi des for sequenti al operati ons for functi on-
i ng the i tem:
a. Tow. Thi s posi ti on rel eases the towi ng
vehi cl e from the i tem to permi t i t to reti re to a
safe posi ti on.
b. Cover. Thi s posi ti on functi ons the M24
thruster to remove cover. When the cover fl i es
off, i t exposes the l i ne charge and causes the
rocket-l auncher to come i nto fi ri ng posi ti on.
c. Rocket. Thi s posi ti on fi res the M95
Rocket to project the l i ne charge over mi nefi el d
and to arm the fuze.
posi ti on
i ni ti ates
the l i ne
fi el d.
d. Fi re. When the l i ne charge comes to
rest on the ground, the swi tch i s pl aced i n thi s
to functi on the fuze. I n turn, the fuze
detonati ng cord whi ch then detonates
charge, to cl ear the path i n the mi ne-
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner (ski d) materi al ---------------- Fi bergl ass
----------------------------- Ol i ve drab w/yel -
l ow marki ngs
Wei ght ------------------------------- 3.100 l b
Di mensi ons ------------------------- 145i n. x 56-1/2
Fi l l er (l i near charge) ------------ Comp C4
Li near Demol i ti on Charge M96:
Length ---------------------------- 300 ft
Wei ght (total ) -------------------1,720 l b
Wei ght of Comp C4
Expl osi ve (M96) -------------1,500 l b
Number of Expl osi ve
Charges on Li ne ---------------- 1,200 (600 pai r)
El ectri c Power Suppl y ----------24 V dc
Method of actuati on ------------- 24 V dc
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ---------
Storage compati bi l i ty group --
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on---
DOT desi gnati on -----------------
UNO seri al number -------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name --
DODI C -------------------------------
NSN ----------------------------------
Drawi ng -----------------------------
Packagi ng ---------------------------
Cl ass A
SP5409
EXPLOSI VE
MI NE*
0048
Charges, demol i -
ti on
M443
1375-00-812-3972
8846706
Pl ywood crate on
pal l et w/ski ds
(12 ft 8 i n. x 5 ft
4 i n. x 2 ft 11 i n.)
*For practi ce i tems, DMC Ki t Projecti l e Charge
M174 w/i nert fuze, DOT desi gnati on i s "SP5409
Jet Thrust Uni t, Cl ass B Expl osi ve”.
References:
TM 9-1375-202-10
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
FM 20-32
5-24
Type Classification:
Std (LCC-A), DEVA correspondence revi ew
dated 3 Jul y 1974 wi th approval by General
John C. Raaen on 1 Jul y 1974.
The M180 demol i ti on ki t qui ckl y makes an
effecti ve crater i n earth, di rt and l i ghtl y paved
roads, and ai rfi el ds that obstruct the movement
of wheel ed and tracked vehi cl es, I t can al so be
used for packi ng ai rfi el ds, The M270 i s an
i nert trai ner.
Description:
a. Tacti cal Demol i ti on Ki t. Crateri ng
Demol i ti on Ki t M180 consi sts of a Shaped
Charge M2A4, an El ectri cal Fi ri ng Devi ce M57,
whi ch has been modi fi ed, a warhead, a rocket
motor, a tri pod, and a demol i ti on ci rcui t. The
shaped charge, fi ri ng devi ce and warhead are
permanentl y attached to the l aunch l eg of the
tri pod; the rocket motor and the demol i ti on ci r-
cui t (packaged i n a wooden subpack) are
shi pped unattached and are connected to the
other components at ti me of use.
b. Trai ni ng Demol i ti on Ki t. Crateri ng trai n-
i ng demol i ti on ki t M270 consi sts of an’ i nert,
shaped charge (M2A3), warhead, rocket motor,
demol i ti on ci rcui t and ti ri ng devi ce (M57) assem-
bl ed onto a tri pod i n the same manner as the
M180.
c. Col or and Marki ng. The M270 demol i -
ti on ki t i s i denti cal i n appearance to M180 demo-
l i ti on ki t except for col or and marki ngs. The
major components of the trai ni ng ki ts are bl ue
wi th whi te marki ngs. The M270 trai ni ng demo-
l i ti on ki t i s total l y i nert.
d. Tri pod Assembl y. The tri pod consi sts of
three l egs approxi matel y 6 feet l ong, joi ned
together by a yoke (cal l ed apex fi tti ng). Two of
the l egs are one i nch i n di ameter and the
remai ni ng one, the l oad-carryi ng l eg, i s l -l /2-
i nches i n di ameter. They are packed parti al l y
di sassembl ed i n 3 foot l engths. The l oad-
carryi ng l eg contai ns brackets to hol d the
rocket and warhead, A 15-l b shaped charge,
and an M57 fi ri ng devi ce are permanentl y
mounted on l oad-carryi ng l eg.
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e. Demol i ti on Ci rcui t. The demol i ti on ci r-
cui t consi sts of several el ectri cal and nonel ectri -
cal components whi ch form a conti nuous fi ri ng
trai n connecti ng the fi ri ng devi ce to the shaped
charge. The components are:
(1) A 10-foot l ength of No, 18, two-
conductor wi re wi th an el ectri cal connector on
one end and an M6 el ectri c bl asti ng cap at the
other end.
(2) A 9-foot l ength of detonati ng cord
wi th a pri mi ng adapter M1A4 and an M7
nonel ectri cal bl asti ng cap at one end.
The M6 cap i s connected to the free
end of the detonati ng cord by a pl asti c sl eeve to
assure cl ose contact between the detonati ng
cord and the bl asti ng cap and good propagati on
of the detonati on. The demol i ti on ci rcui t i s
shi pped i n a pl asti c bag whi ch i s encl osed i n a
wooden box. The box top i s secured by two
nyl on straps.
f. Charge Demol i ti on, Shaped 15-pound,
M2A4. The shaped charge contai ns approxi -
matel y 11 pounds of Comp B, wi th a 50 gram
booster (approxi matel y 1.8 ounces) of Comp A-
3, i n a moi sture resi stant mol ded fi ber con-
tai ner. A cone of gl ass i s used as a cavi ty l i ner
and a threaded cap wel l i s l ocated at the top of
the charge.
Functioning:
After the i tem i s unpacked, assembl ed, and
set i n pl ace, i t i s functi oned as fol l ows:
A 50-cap bl asti ng machi ne i s used to fi re the
ki t. Current generated by the machi ne si mul ta-
neousl y i gni tes the M2 squi bs and the del ay-
type el ectri c bl asti ng cap i n the rocket. The
squi bs i gni te the propel l ent grai n whi ch causes
the rocket motor to bui l d thrust unti l the shear
strength of the attachi ng hardware i s exceeded.
When thi s occurs, the enti re assembl y, rocket
motor and warhead, moves toward the fi ri ng
devi ce. On i mpact, the fi ri ng devi ce handl e i s
crushed, and current i s generated by the fi ri ng
devi ce whi ch causes i ni ti ati on of the fol l owi ng
demol i ti on ci rcui t components i n sequence: M6
el ectri c bl asti ng cap, detonati ng cord and M7
nonel ectri c bl asti ng cap. The M7 nonel ectri c
cap i ni ti ates the shaped charge whi ch bl asts a
pi l ot hol e i n the surface. As the hol e i s bei ng
created, the rocket motor propel s the warhead
through the hol e. The del ay-type bl asti ng cap
i ni ti ates the tetryl l ead whi ch detonates the
booster that detonates t h e ch a r g e
Detonati on of the warhead compl etes the crater-
i ng acti on of the ki t.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al :
Warhead -------------------------- Fi bergl ass wound
pl asti c
Rocket motor -------------------- Steel
Shaped charge ------------------ Fi berboard
Demol i ti on ci rcui t ------------- Wood subpack
Col or --------------------------------- ol i ve drab wi th
yel l ow marki ng
Wei ght:
Bi rd:
Rocket motor ----------------- 27.6 l b
Warhead assembl y ---------- 47.0 l b
Coupl i ng cl amp -------------- 1.0
Total bi rd wei ght ------------ 75.6 l b
Tri pod assembl y ------------------ 27.0
Di mensi ons:
Ki t (fol ded, crated and
strapped for shi pment):
Length -------------------------- 39 i n.
Wi dth --------------------------- 11 i n.
Hei ght -------------------------- 16 i n.
Rocket motor:
Length ----------------------------- 18 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------- 6.42 i n.
Warhead:
Length ----------------------------- 29.28 i n.
Di ameter ------------------------- 6.46 i n.
Fi ri ng Devi ce:
Length ----------------------------- 4.25 i n.
Wi dth ------------------------------ 1.25 i n.
Hei ght ----------------------------- 3.5 i n.
Fi l l er (M180 oak):
Rocket motor -------------------- M7 propel l ant
(MI L-P-14737
type I I )
Warhead -------------------------- Composi ti on H-6
Shaped charge ------------------ Comp B + Comp
A3 booster
Shipping and Storage Data (M180):
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass --------- 1.1
Storage compati bi l i ty group -- E
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on--- EXPLOSI VE A
DOT marki ng --------------------- ROCKET
AMMUNI TI ON
W/EXPLOSI VE
PROJECTI LE
UNO seri al number -------------0181
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -- Rockets, wi th
bursti ng charge
DOCI C ------------------------------- M965
---------------------------------- 1375-00-148-7159
Drawi ng ----------------------------- 9244400
Packagi ng --------------------------- One per wi re-
bound crate
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*Packi ng box:
Wei ght ---------------------------- 165 l b
Di mensi ons ---------------------- 46 i n. x 13-1/16 i n.
22-3/32 i n.
Cubi c di spl acement ------------ 7.2 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
Shipping and Storage Data (M270):
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass ---------
DODI C -------------------------------
NSN
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......
Dr awi ng
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packagi ng ---------------------------
Wei ght
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
N/A
None
6920-01-087-0038
9331717
One per wooden
box
-
180 l b
Di mensi ons ------------------------- 46-1/8 i n, x 13-
5/8 i n. x 21-7/8
i n,
Cube
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.0 cu ft
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-12-1
TM 9-1375-213-34
TM 9-1300-206
TM 38-250
R.M. Grazi ano Tari ff No. 30
Suppl ements and/or Revi si ons to Code of
Federal Regul ati ons 49CFR 100-199
Motor Carri ers Expl osi ves and Dangerous
Arti cl es Tari ff Number 14 Suppl ements to
Coast Guard Regul ati ons 108
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EXPLOSIVE KIT, EARTH ROD: SET NO. 1
Type Classification:
Obsolete MSRS 11756003.
Use:
The Earth Rod Explosive Kit is used in demo-
lition and construction projects to make small
diameter holes about six feet deep in earth and
soft shale. The diameter of the hole, usually sev-
eral inches in size, can be enlarged by the use of
linear or improvised charges, The holes, about
12 inches in diameter, can be used for emplac-
ing cratering explosives, log obstacles, and
classes 6, 7, and 9 telephone poles. The kit is
not a replacement for the earth auger; rather, it
is used in situations which prohibit the use of
the earth auger.
Description:
listed below, is assembled by the operator imme-
diately prior to use. The assembled device con-
sists of a 6-foot steel rod (earth rod M13) fitted
with a point at one end and a firing chamber at
the other. The cylindrical chamber holds the
propelling charge and its primer. An extractor
rod, which fits through holes in the chamber
facilitates lifting the rod out of the hole. The
extension rod is also used to lengthen the 6-foot
rod. Tripod M23 can be used to stabilize the
rod prior to and during firing, if necessary. A
linear charge, M3 is included in the kit for use,
as necessary, to enlarge the hole made by the
earth rod. In addition, bundles of detonating
cord can be used as improvised charges. A
forked insertion rod is included in the kit for
handling improvised charges. Time blasting
fuse and a fuse igniter are used to fire the pro-
b
pelling charge’s primer. Additional igniters,
lasting fuse and blasting caps are supplied to
detonate the linear charge or’ then improvised
charges.
Earth Rod Explosive Kit, Set No, 1, com-
prised of the explosive and nonexplosive items
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Functioning:
The propel l i ng charge, after bei ng assembl ed
wi th the pri mer, i s pl aced i nto the bottom of the
fi ri ng chamber of the earth rod. Then, mud or
cl ay i s fi rml y packed onto the charge to fi l l the
fi ri ng chamber. The ti me bl asti ng fuse i s pro-
trudi ng through the mud. The fuse i s i ni ti ated
wi th a fuse i gni ter or other conveni ent means
(the operator takes cover). The burni ng fuse
l i ghts the bl ack powder i n the pri mer. The burn-
i ng powders emi t l arge quanti ti es of gas whi ch
cause the mud sl ug to be propel l ed. The recoi l ,
a for ce equal and opposi te to the for ce pr opel -
l i ng the mud, dri ves the rod down i nto the
ground. The Earth Rod Expl osi ve Ki t i s not
effecti ve i n rock or other hard materi al . After
the rod i s extracted, the hol e i s enl arged to sui t
the mi ssi on.
Tabulated Data:
NSN ---------------------------------- 1375-00-028-5234
DODI C ------------------------------- M820
Nonexpl osi ve I tems:
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
100
1
1
2
100
2
1
I tem
Chest
Chamber: Fi ri ng
Pl ate: Base, extractor, assy
Rod, extensi on
Extractor: Rod
Rod: Handl es and starti ng
Rod: I nserti ng
Rod: I ntermedi ate
Rod: Mai n, l ong
Adapter, pri mi ng Expl osi ve M1A3 or M1A4
Cri mper, Cap: M2 (w/fuse cutter)
Box, Cap: 10-cap capaci ty, i nfantry
I nsul ati on Tape, El ectri cal : Bl ack adhesi ve
cotton, 3/4-i nch wi de
Poi nt
Box, Cap: 50-cap capaci ty, engi neer
Tr i pod
100
100
2
200
100
Expl osi ve I tems:
DODI C
Charge, Propel l i ng, Earth Rod: M405
M12 (w/pri mer, M44)
Cap, bl asti ng: Speci al non- M131
el ectri c (type I , J-1, PETN)
Fuse, Bl asti ng, Ti me: 50 ft coi l s M670
I gni ter, Ti me Bl asti ng Fuse: M766
M2 (weatherproof
Charge, Demol i ti on: Li near M440
(two-3 i n. secti ons and one
connecti ng sl eeve)
Packaging:
One compl ete ki t, composed of the quanti ty
of i tems l i sted above, i s i ssued i n a 73 i nch x 11-
1/5 i nch x 5-5/58 i nch pl ywood chest as a basi c
i ssue i tem.
Expl osi ve i tems can be r equi si ti oned by
DODI C M820 (or by the i ndi vi dual DODI C i ndi -
cated above), packed as requi red.
NOTE
The propel l i ng charge and l i near demol i -
ti on charge are descri bed separatel y i n
Chapter 4. The tri pod i s the next i tem
i n thi s chapter and i s avai l abl e as a
repl acement i tem.
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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Type Classification:
Obsol ete materi al status record 11756003.
Thi s i tem, a separate i tem of i ssue, i s used
for hol di ng the Earth Rod M13 i n a verti cal posi -
ti on when the terrai n i s such that the rod can-
not be started manual l y. I t i s part of a system
for creati ng bore hol es i n the ground of about
12 i nches i n di ameter. The hol e i s sui tabl e for
accommodati ng Cl asses 6, 7, and 9 tel ephone
pol es and for empl aci ng crateri ng charges. The
system i s not a repl acement for the earth auger.
Rather i t i s a suppl ement, i n that i t i s used i n
si tuati ons whi ch prohi bi t the use of the auger.
Description:
Thi s i tem i s a tri pod whose l egs are approxi -
matel y 60 i nches l ong. The upper ri ng, whi ch
hol ds the three l egs together has an i nsi de di am-
eter of 4-3/4 i nches. Thi s i s suffi ci ent to sup-
port the rod and permi t cl earance for the fi ri ng
chamber to pass through.
Functioning:
Thi s i tem onl y serves as a support for the
earth rod for fi ri ng i nto the ground . Once the
rod i s i n the ground the tri pod i s removed and
returned to storage.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al -------------- Wood
Col or --------------------------------- Ol i ve drab
Wei ght ------------------------------- 15 l b (approx)
DODI C ------------------------------- None
NSN ---------------------------------- Not avai l abl e
Drawi ng ----------------------------- 82-13-20
Packagi ng --------------------------- Wood chest, 62-
1/4 i n. x 4-1/8 i n.
x 9-1/4 i n. See
Dwg D72654781
Spri ngfi el d
Ar mor y
References:
TM 9-1375-213-12
TM 9-1375-213-34
FM 5-250
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CHAPTER 6
INCENDIARY DEVICES
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CRYPTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENT DESTROYER, INCENDIARY (TYPICAL):
M1A1, M1A2, AND M2A1
Type Classification:
Differences Between Models:
STD CCTC 3799.
The i ncendi ary cryptographi c equi pment
destroyers are desi gned to destroy speci fi c cryp-
tographi c devi ces stored i n CH-76 safes. The
M1A2 cryptographi c destroyer i s to be used for
destructi on of tape on metal reel s.
Description:
The I ncendi ary Cryptographi c Equi pment
Destroyer i s a sheet metal box fi l l ed wi th an
i ncendi ary mi xture, fi tted wi th a manual pyro-
techni c del ay i gni ti on fuze and an el ectri c fuze
or a pai r of el ectri c i ni ti ati on squi bs. A cel l u-
l ose acetate cup, fi l l ed wi th fi rst-fi re mi xture, i s
embedded i n the fi l l i ng di rectl y beneath each
fuze. Three metal hangers, nuts bol ts, and
washers are packed wi th each destroyer for
i nstal l ati on. An i nstructi on card i s al so packed
wi th each destroyer.
The M1A1 I ncendi ar y Cryptographi c
Equi pment Destroyer i s 21 i nches l ong by 15
i nches wi de by 1-1/4 i nches deep, fi l l ed wi th
approxi matel y 28 pounds of TH1 i ncendi ary mi x-
ture. I t has two el ectri c squi bs and an M201A1
manual i gni ti on fuze wi th a shortened safety
l ever, as descri bed i n TB CML 109.
The M1A2 TH1 I ncendi ary Cryptographi c
Equi pment Destroyer i s si mi l ar to the M1A1
TH1 destroyer except that i t i s fi tted wi th two
M209 el ectri c fuzes and an M210 manual i gni -
ti on fuze, as descri bed i n TB CML 109.
The M1A2 TH4 I ncendi ary Cryptographi c
Equi pment Destroyor i s 21 i nches l ong by 15
i nches wi de by 1-1/4 i nches deep, fi l l ed wi th
approxi matel y 28 pounds of TH4 i ncendi ary
mi xture. I t has two M209 el ectri c fuzes and
M210 manual i gni ti on fuze, as descri bed i n
MI L-C-10244.
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Functioning:
Al l of the Cr yptogr aphi c Equi pment
Destroyers offer the opti on of el ectri c or nonel ec-
tri c i ni ti ati on.
I n the el ectri c mode, the destroyer i s
empl aced atop the equi pment to be destroyed;
the wi res from the el ectri c i ni ti ator(s) are con-
nected to a bl asti ng machi ne. When the bl ast-
i ng machi ne i s functi oned, the el ectri cal pul se i t
generates, fi res the squi bs or mi ne acti vator(s)
whi ch i gni tes the fi rst-fi re mi xture whi ch, i n
turn, i gni tes the thermi te. Once i gni ted, ther-
mi te i s practi cal l y unexti nqui shabl e and wi l l
burn wi th a fl ame hot enough to mel t or i gni te
al most any materi al i n contact wi th i t.
I n the manual i ni ti ati on mode, the destroyer
i s empl aced and the operator moves the safety
pi n and pul l s the fuze’s pul l ri ng. Thi s fi res a
pri mer or i gni tes fri cti on powder whi ch l i ghts a
pyrotechni c del ay el ement. After seconds, the
del ay el ement burns through to a smal l booster
whi ch i gni tes the fi rst-fi re mi xture. The remai n-
der of the functi oni ng sequence. i s as above.
Tabulated Data:
Fuzes:
Model M1A1 TH1:
El ectri c (2 ea) ---------------- M2 squi b
Manual (1 ea) ---------------- M201A1
Model M1A2 TH1
and M1A2 TH4:
El ectri c (2 ea) ---------------- M209
Manual (1 ea) ---------------- M210
Model M2A1 TH4:
El ectri c (2 ea) ---------------- M209
Manual (1 ea) ---------------- M210
Col or :
Model M1A1 TH1 and
M1A2 TH1 --------------------- Grey w/purpl e
band
Model M1A2 TH1 and
M2A1 TH4 --------------------- Red w/bl ack band
Wei ght (approx):
Ml seri es ------------------------- 36 l b (16.4 kg)
M2 seri es ------------------------- 11 l b (5 kg)
Fi l l er --------------------------------- Thermi te 1 or
Thermi te 4
Fi l l er wei ght:
Ml seri es ------------------------- 28 l b (12.7 kg)
M2 seri es ------------------------- 8-1/2 l b (3.8 kg)
Method of actuati on ------------- Manual pul l ri ng
or bl asti ng
machi ne
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass --------
Storage compati bi l i ty group --
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on --
DOT desi gnati on -----------------
Shipping and Storage Data:
1.3
G
Cl ass B expl osi ve
SPECI AL
FI REWORKS -
HANDLE
CAREFULLY -
KEEP FI RE
AWAY
UNO seri al number -------------
UNO proper shi ppi ng name --
DODI C ------------------------------
Speci fi cati ons:
M1A1 (TH1)---------------------
Drawi ng --------------------------
M1A2 (THE) ---------------------
Drawi ng --------------------------
M1A2 (THE) ---------------------
Drawi ng --------------------------
M2A1 (TH4)---------------------
Drawi ng --------------------------
Packagi ng:
Wei ght (w/contents) -----------
Di mensi ons ----------------------
Cube -------------------------------
Packi ng box (M1 seri es):
Wei ght (w/contents) -----------
Di mensi ons ----------------------
Cube -------------------------------
Shi ppi ng Contai ner:
Outer contai ner - wooden box
(M1A2 TH4 onl y):
Length (i nsi de) -----------------
Wi dth (i nsi de) ---------------------
Hei ght (i nsi de) -----------------
0010
Ammuni ti on,
i ncendi ary
M598 (M1
seri es); M600
(M2 seri es)
MI L-I -10243
C4-4-17
MI L-C-12469J
D4-4-46
MI L-L-12469J
D4-4-46
MI L-I -10244H
C4-4-27
55 l b (25 kg)
30-3/8 x 28-1/2 x
1.08 cu ft
28 l b (12.7 kg)
20-1/2 x 11 x 6-
1/2 i n.
0.85 cu ft
25-1/8 i n. (63.82
cm)
18-1/8 i n. (46.04
cm)
2-1/8 i n. (5.40
cm)
Contai ner wei ght l oaded ------- 55 l b (25 kg)
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TB CML-109
TM 3-250
6-4
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
STD CCTC 2699.
The ABC-M4 fi l e destroyer i s used pri mari l y
to destroy cl assi fi ed materi al i n fi l i ng cabi nets.
I t i s i ntended for use outsi de CONUS. I t i s
desi gned to effect maxi mum destructi on of cl as-
si fi ed materi al wi th mi ni mum damage to the
premi ses where the fi l i ng cabi nets are kept.
One ABC-M4 fi l e destroyer provi des suffi ci ent
materi al to compl etel y destroy the contents of a
normal four-drawer fi l e cabi net. Combusti bl e
materi al other than fi l es can be destroyed wi th
thi s i ncendi ary i f the i nstal l ati on procedures
are vari ed to sui t the ci rcumstances. The ABC-
M4 fi l e destroyer i s requi si ti oned and i ssued i n
accordance wi th SB 725-1300-1.
Description:
The ABC-M4 i ncendi ary fi l e destroyer con-
si sts of 44 oxi di zer boxes, 4 i gni ter boxes and 4
racks. The oxi di zer boxes furni sh oxygen to per-
mi t papers to be burned i n a cl osed fi l e drawer.
The i gni ter boxes set fi re to the papers and oxi -
di zer boxes. The racks compress the papers
and oxi di zer boxes whi l e the papers are burn-
i ng. Forty-four pounds of paper can be
destroyed wi th thi s i ncendi ary.
Oxi di zer Boxes - The oxi di zer boxes are
made of cel l ul ose ni trate. They measure 10-1/2
i nches l ong by 8-1/4 i nches wi de by l /2-i nch
deep and are fi l l ed wi th approxi matel y 26-1/2
ounces of sodi um ni trate.
I gni ter Boxes - The i gni ter boxes are al so
make of cel l ul ose ni trate, the same si ze as the
oxi di zer boxes, and are fi l l ed wi th approxi -
matel y 12 ounces of a mi xture of sodi um ni trate
and fi nel y powdered wood (wood fl our). Each
i gni ter box contai ns two squi bs connected i n par-
al l el to a pai r of i gni ter wi res that are used to
connect the squi bs to a power source.
Racks - The racks are fl exi bl e mats made of
i nterl ocki ng l i nks of heavy wore formed i nto a
rectangl e measuri ng 12 i nches by 29 i nches and
wei ghi ng 6-1/2 pounds. The fl exi bl e construc-
ti on of the racks al l ows them to fol l ow the con-
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TM 43-0001-38
tours of the tops of the papers compressed
whi l e they are burni ng.
Functioning:
One oxi di zer box i s i nstal l ed i n the front of
each fi l e drawer and one behi nd each 1/2-i nch
thi ckness of paper i n the dr awer unti l al l
papers i n the drawer are sandwi ched between
oxi di zer boxes.
An i gni ter box i s pl aced ahead of the fi rst oxi -
di zer box i n each fi l e drawer.
The squi b wi r es fr om each dr awer ar e
brought out of the drawer such that they wi l l
not be cut or broken when the drawer i s cl osed.
The wi res are brought together so they may be
easi l y connected to the fi ri ng l i ne.
A rack i s pl aced on top of the papers and
boxes i n each drawer so that i t wi l l remai n i n
contact wi th the contents of the fi l e as burni ng
progresses.
The drawers are cl osed.
The squi b wi res are connected i n paral l el to
a fi ri ng l ead.
A bl asti ng machi ne or other source of el ectri c-
i ty i s used to fi re the squi bs whi ch set fi re to
the wood-fl our -and-sodi um ni tr ate mi xtur e.
The sodi um ni trate furni shes oxygen to support
combusti on i n the cl osed fi l e. Paper adjacent to
the i gni ter box i gni te and the sodi um ni trate i n
the next oxi di zer box furni shes the necessary
oxygen for combusti on. Combusti on progresses
i n thi s way unti l the enti re contents of the
drawer are burni ng.
The wei ght of the rack keeps the contents of
the fi l e compressed, thereby provi di ng maxi -
mum contact between the paper and the
sodi um ni trate and maxi mum effecti veness of
the i ncendi ary. A fi l e destroyed by an ABC-M4
i ncendi ary emi ts l arge vol umes of acri d bl ack
smoke whi l e burni ng.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al -------------- Cel l ul ose Ni trate
Col or --------------------------------- Cl ear
Wei ght:
I gni ter box ----------------------- 1 l b (0.45 kg)
Oxi di zer box--------------------- 2 l b (0.9 kg)
Di mensi ons ------------------------ 10-1/2 x 8-1/4x
1/2 i n.
Fi l l er :
I gni ter box ----------------------- 12 oz sodi um
ni trate and wood
fl our
Oxi di zer box--------------------- 26-1/2 oz sodi um
ni trate
Method of actuati on ------------- El ectri ci ty (one
ampere per
i gni ter box)
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------- 1.3
Storage compati bi l i ty group -- G
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -- Cl ass B Expl osi ve
DOT desi gnati on ----------------- PROPELLANT
EXPLOSI VE
(SOLI D)
CLASS B
UNO seri al number -------------0010
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -- Ammuni ti on,
i ncendi ary
DODI C ------------------------------ M610
Drawi ng ----------------------------- D4-11-103
Packagi ng -------------------------- 4 i gni ter boxes,
4 oxi di zer boxes
and 4 racks per
wooden box
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ----------- 117 l b
Di mensi ons ---------------------- As requi red
Cube ------------------------------- 3,5 cu ft
Speci fi cati on ----------------------- MI L-F-13549
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References:
TM 3-250
TB CML-110
6-6
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
OBS MSR 04766021.
The M3 i ncendi ar y emer gency document
destr oyer i s used to accompl i sh the r api d
destructi on of a maxi mum of 70 pounds of
paper or cardboard by burni ng. The paper may
be bound i n fol ders, or i t may consi st of l oose
sheets. The M3 i ncendi ary emergency docu-
ment destroyer i s desi gned pri mari l y for the
destructi on of paper and paper products; how-
ever, other combusti bl e materi al s, such as pho-
tographi c fi l m or cryptographi c devi ces made of
pl asti c and magnesi um or al umi num, can be
destroyed.
Description:
The M3 i ncendi ar y emer gency document
destroyer consi sts of fi ve packages of sodi um
ni trate (l ), an i gni ter charge (8), a screen (6), a
retai ni ng band assembl y (7), two M25 i gni ters
(10), and a box of safety matches (9) packed i n
a fi berboard drum (2). Some i ncendi ari es are
furni shed wi thout M25 i gni ters when so speci -
fi ed by the usi ng agency. An i nstructi on card
(5) i s attached i nsi de the cover (4) of the drum
i n whi ch the i ncendi ary i s packed. Descri pti ons
of the components fol l ow.
Sodi um Ni trate - The sodi um ni trate i s pack-
aged i n fi ve pl asti c-l i ned paper sacks contai ni ng
19 pounds each. The sodi um ni trate furni shes
oxygen to support combusti on. Each package i s
l abel ed for i denti fi cati on.
I gni ter Charge - The i gni ter charge consi sts
of a mi xture of 2 pounds of sodi um ni trate, 2
pounds of sugar, and 4 ounces of charcoal i n a
pl asti c-l i ned paper sack. Thi s mi xture i gni tes
readi l y and burns wi th a hot fl ame. The pack-
age i s l abel ed for i denti fi cati on.
Screen - The screen i s a 2-foot square of 2
mesh 1/16-i nch gal vani zed steel wi re cl oth.
Two square or ci rcul ar 2-1/2-i nch hol es, spaced
8 i nches apart, are l ocated near the center of
the screen. Four securi ng wi res, 12 i nches l ong,
are attached to the corners of the screen.
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TM 43-0001-38
Retaining Band Assembly - The retaining
band assembly consists of a steel retaining
band 3/4-inch wide and 78 inches long, with a
D-ring at one end. Four additional D-rings are
fastened at right angles to the retaining band
by steel strapping.
M25 Igniter - The M25 igniter consists of a
cellulose nitrate body 1/5/16 inches in diameter
and 3-1/8 inches long, filled with thickened kero-
sene (7) and fitted with an igniter adapter (10)
made of cellulose nitrate. An M201A1 grenade
igniting fuze (TM 3-300) is screwed into the top
of the igniter adapter, and a first-fire mixture
(9) and a match-head mixture (8) are located
under the igniter adapter. Vent holes (11) in
the side of the igniter adapter are covered by
moistureproof tape. The nomenclature of the
igniter is marked on the body.
Safety Matches - a box of wood safety
matches is packed with the document destroyer
for use when the M25 igniter is not used. Any
field expedient can be used to ignite the igniter
charge.
Additional Equipment - The user must
obtain an empty 55-gallon metal drum for use
with the document destroyer. The drum is used
as an incinerator in which the material is
burned. A metal cover with a 6-inch to 8-inch
diameter hole must be provided for the 55-
gallon drum to maintain sufficient pressure
inside the drum to insure complete combustion.
The drum and cover must be obtained in
advance and kept available for emergency use
in the same location as the document destroyer.
Functioning:
The device must be properly prepared for
functioning by (a) emptying one bag of sodium
nitrate into the bottom of the incinerator drum,
(b) sandwiching the material to be destroyed
between layer of sodium nitrate (c) placing the
igniter charge over the top layer of sodium
nitrate along with several loose sheets of paper
(d) emplacing the perforated drum lid and (e)
securing the screen atop the drum lid.
Actual functioning of the destroyer is accom-
plished by (a) normal actuation of the M25
igniter whose functioning sequence is: (1) the
tape is removed from the igniter adapter (2) the
safety lever is released (as the igniter is
dropped into the incinerator drum) which (5)
ignites a delay element with a 1.2-to 2-second
delay time. (6) Upon expiration of the delay
time, the delay element ignites the ignition mix-
ture (7) and the first-fire mixture (8) which in
turn ignites the match-head mixture (9) and
(10) the filling of the igniter.
Flame from the burning igniter lights the
ignition charge which ignites the paper. The
sodium furnishes oxygen for combustion. The
paper in the drum is completely consumed in
approximately 20 minutes.
When the incendiary is shipped without ignit-
ers, the safety matches are used for ignition. In
this case, light a piece of paper and drop it
through the hole in the screen and into the
drum. The burning paper will ignite the igni-
tion charge.
Limitations:
When materials containing metal are to be
destroyed with the emergency document
destroyer, utmost care must be exercised in pre-
paring the materials for destruction. The
amount of material containing metal must not
be greater than 10 pounds and must be com-
bined with 60 pounds of paper for a total
char e of 70 pounds. Five pounds of the metal
should be mixed in each of the second and third
layer of paper to assure destruction. The com-
bined weight of paper and other material must
not exceed 70 pounds, or the material may not
be completely destroyed. Paper with high clay
content (coated paper stock similar to that used
in some magazines) will not burn completely,
and the ash of this type of paper often retains
legible printing. The ash should be destroyed
by vigorous stirring of the residue.
Tabulated Data:
Container material -------------- Fiberboard with
steel tip anti bot-
tom
Color --------------------------------- Grey with purple
strip
Weight ------------------------------- 117 lb
Dimensions:
Height ----------------------------- 19-3/4 in.
Diameter ------------------------- 15-1/3 in.
Cube --------------------------------- 2.8 cu ft
Explosive components ---------- Sodium, nitrate,
igniter mixes
Method of actuation ------------- Manual
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TM 43-0001-38
Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------- 1.3
Storage compati bi l i ty group -- G
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -- Cl ass B Expl osi ve
DOT desi gnati on ----------------- SPECI AL
FI REWORKS -
HANDLE
CAREFULLY -
KEEP FI RE
AWAY
UNO ser i al number -------------0010
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -- Ammuni ti on,
i ncendi ar y
DODI C
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M605 (M25
i gni ter carri es
DODI C M615 for
separate i ssue)
NSN:
W/i gni ters ------------------------ 1375-00-529-$004
W/o i gni ters ----------------------- 1375-00-542-0090
I gni ter M25---------------------- 1375-00-602-2213
Dr awi ng --------------------------- C4-11-11
Speci fi cati on ----------------------- MI L-D-14360
Packagi ng
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C4-11-11 and C4-
.
*Packi ng box:
Wei ght (w/contents) ----------- 117 l b
Di mensi ons ---------------------- 19-3/4 hi gh x 15-
112 i n. di a
Cube ------------------------------- 2.8 cu ft
*NOTE: See DOD Consol i dated Ammuni ti on
Catal og for compl ete packi ng data i ncl udi ng
NSN’S.
References
TB 3-300-1
6-9
TM 43-0001-38
THI S PAGE I NTENTI ONALLY LEFT BLANK
6-10
TM 43-0001-38
Type Classification:
MSR 04766021.
WARNING
NOTE
Refer to TB-CML-109 for i nformati on
regardi ng the destructi on of tape on
metal reel s.
Document Destroyer, Emergency I ncendi ary,
M4 i s used for the rapi d destructi on of up to
120 pounds of paper (paper products), photo-
graphi c fi l m, recordi ng tap, reel s, and crypto-
graphi c devi ces (pri nted ci rcui t boards) made of
pl asti c.
Description:
The M4 Document Destroyer i s a sel f-
contai ned i ncendi ary ki t. I t consi sts of a 55-
gal l on steel drum contai ni ng a central l y posi -
ti oned fi berboard i nner drum whi ch forms a 2-
i nch wi de annul us for approxi matel y 190
pounds of pri l l ed sodi um ni trate oxi di zer. The
steel drum i s fi tted wi th a ful l drum cover and
l ever l ocki ng ri ng. Packed i nsi de the fi berboard
drum are a fol ded wi re screen cover, three i gni t-
ers and two 20-mi nute rai l road fuzes. Detai l s
on each of the components are gi ven bel ow.
55-Gal l on Metal Outer Drum - The 55-gal l on
metal outer drum, wi th removabl e cover, i s
used as an i nci nerator i nto whi ch up to 120
pounds of documents can be burned. The drum
al so serves as the shi ppi ng and storage con-
tai ner . The drum i s shi pped wi th a drum
cover/gasket and l ever l ock ri ng secured i n
pl ace wi th a wi re l ead seal . Operati ng i nstruc-
ti ons are attached to the undersi de of drum
cover .
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TM 43-0001-38
Outer Drum Cover - The outer drum cover i s
of one pi ece formed steel wi th an outer l i p.
When i nstal l ed on the metal outer drum, i t fi ts
over the bead of the open end of the steel drum
body. When the l ever l ock ri ng i s i nstal l ed, the
drum i s seal ed.
Lever Lock Ri ng - The l ever l ock ri ng i s a
hal f-round metal ri ng, whi ch ti l ts over the outer
l i p of the cover, and i s equi pped wi th a l ever
that draws or l oosens the ri ng. The l ever rests
i n a catch to hol d i t cl osed.
Gasket - The gasket i s a round, syntheti c rub-
ber ri ng approxi matel y 23-1/2 i nches i n di ame-
ter, The gasket i s cemented to the outer drum
cover .
Screen Cover - The screen cover consi sts of a
di sk of a 2-mesh 1/16-i nch stai nl ess steel wi re
cl oth wel ded to a steel cover band. The screen
cover i s fol ded so that i t fi ts i nsi de the fi ber-
board i nner drum.
Fi berboard I nner Drum - The fi berboard
i nner drum i s a cyl i ndri cal packi ng drum wi th a
metal drum cover. The si x pl asti c foam spacers
posi ti on the fi berboard i nner drum i nsi de the
metal outer drum. The metal i nner drum cover
i s provi ded to cl ose the fi berboard i nner drum.
Oxi di zi ng Agent - The oxi di zi ng agent i s
ei ther sodi um ni trate coated wi th cal ci um phos-
phate or pri l l ed sodi um ni trate. The oxi di zi ng
agent fi l l s the space between the fi berboard
i nner drum and the metal outer drum. I t pro-
vi des the oxi di zer requi red to support combus-
ti on of the documents bei ng destroyed.
I gni ters - The i gni ter i s contai ned i n a bl ack
pl asti c bag. The i gni ter consi sts of a mi xture of
sodi um ni trate, sugar, and charcoal . The sugar
and charcoal provi de the fuel and the sodi um
ni trate provi des oxygen. Three i gni ters approxi -
matel y 3 i nches di ameter by 22 i nches l ong are
packed i n a vapor barri er bag. The vapor bar-
ri er bag i s packed i n fi berboard box whi ch i s
attached to the l ower cel l .
Rai l road Fusees - Two r ai l r oad war ni ng
fusees are provi ded i n each document destroyer.
They are packaged i n the fi berboard upper cel l .
The fusees have been modi fi ed by the addi ti on
of a hook whi ch al l ows them to be hung on the
edge of the i nner drum after they are unpacked.
I nstructi on Cards - Two i nstructi on, cards,
one for preparati on of the document destroyer
and one for operati on of i t, are contai ned i n a
pl asti c envel ope under the outer drum cover.
I n addi ti on, a second i nstructi on card for opera-
ti on of the document destroyer i s cemented to
the undersi de of the outer drum cover.
Mi scel l aneous Pack i ng Mater i al - Mi s-
cel l aneous packi ng materi al s such as corru-
gated fi berboard are used to fi l l the voi d spaces
and to retai n the parts i n pl ace duri ng shi ppi ng
and storage of the document destroyer.
Functioning:
The destroyer i s usual l y prepared wel l i n
advance so i t can be used on very short noti ce,
Preparati on consi sts mai nl y of unpacki ng the
screen, fusees, and i gni ters, and di scardi ng al l
of the i nner packi ng materi al s from the drum.
The components ar e posi ti oned wi thi n the
drum and the drum i s reseal ed i f i mmedi ate use
i s not anti ci pated. The screen i s secured to the
drum l i d for qui ck access. When the destroyer
i s to be used, the l i d i s removed, the fusees are
removed, the materi al to be destroyed i s pl aced
i n the i nner drum and the screen i s secured to
the top of the drum. Actual functi oni ng of the
destroyer i s effected by l i ghti ng one of the
fusees and usi ng i t to l i ght one of the i gni ters.
The fi rst i gni ter l i ghts the others and the three
of them i gni te the paper and sodi um ni trate
whi ch are the fuel and oxi di zer needed to sus-
tai n combusti on of the enti re contents of the
dr um.
Tabulated Data:
Contai ner materi al --------------
---------------------------------
Wei ght -------------------------------
Di mensi ons:
Hei ght -----------------------------
Di ameter -------------------------
Cube ---------------------------------
Acti ve components:
Oxi di zer --------------------------
I gni ters (3 ea)-------------------
Fusees (2 ea) --------------------
Method of actuati on -------------
Steel
Li ght gray
w/bl ack marki ngs
275 l b (124.7 kg)
35-9/16 i n. (90.33
cm)
23-3/4 i n. (60.3
cm)
11.7 cu ft
190 l b (86.2 kg)
pri l l ed sodi um
ni trate
2-1/2 l b (1.1 kg)
powdered sodi um
ni trate, sugar
and charcoal
See fusee, rai l -
road: M72 i n
TM 43-0001-37
Hand stri ki ng of
fusee
6-12
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Shipping and Storage Data:
Quanti ty-di stance cl ass -------- 1.3
Storage compati bi l i ty group -- G
DOT shi ppi ng cl assi fi cati on -- Cl ass B Expl osi ve
DOT desi gnati on ----------------- SPECI AL
FI REWORKS -
HANDLE
CAREFULLY -
KEEP FI RE
AWAY
UNO ser i al number -------------0010
UNO proper shi ppi ng name -- Ammuni ti on,
i ncendi ar y
DODI C
--------------------
M814
---------------------------------- 137-00-078-0450
Dr awi ng
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packagi ng
.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D4-11-47 (i tem i s
sel f-packed)
Summary Destruction Capability:
Maxi mum destructi on ---------- 120 l b (54.4 kg)
Li mi tati ons on materi al s to be
destroyed (max % al l owabl e for
assured destructi on):
Cel l ul ose papers
(documents) ------------------65 to 100%
(21 to 32 i n.)
(53.3 to 81.3 cm)
Gl ossy Paper -------------------- 5% (1-1/2 i n.)
(2.5 to 3.8 cm)
Pl asti cs(pri nted ci rcui t
------------------------- 0.20% (6-1/2 i n.)
Fi l m and tape on metal
reel s or nonmetal l i c reel s- 15% (5 i n.)
(12.7 cm)
References:
TM 3-1375-201-10
TM 9-1300-200
TM 9-1300-206
TM 38-250
TM 43-0139
6-13
TM 43-0001-38
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TM 43-0001-38
By Order of the Secretary of the Army
Official:
GORDON R. SULLIVAN
General, United States Army
Chief of Staff
Administrative Assistant to the
Secretary of the Army
07177
Distribution:
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38.
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TM 43-0001-38
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