to a usable condition in a combat zone.
b. Authorization. The authority for ordering the destruction of equipment is to be vested in divisional and
higher commanders, who may delegate authority to subordinate commanders when the situation requires it.
c. Methods of Destruction.
(1) Fire. Use fire to destroy equipment when fuel and flammable materials are available. Fires
should be lit with the cargo container doors open and after mechanical destruction has been
(2) Demolition Tape a 1/2 pound (226.80g) charge to the roof interior and a similar charge in one
fork lift channel and detonate. Refer to TM 750-244-3, Procedures for Destruction of
Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use.
(3) Torch cut door latching mechanisms and side walls of cargo container.
1-5. Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIR). ElRs will be prepared on Standard
Form SF 368, Quality Deficiency Report. Instructions for preparing EIRs are provided in DA Pam 738-750, The
Army Maintenance Management System. Mail EIRs directly to Commander, U.S. Army Troop Support
Command, ATTN. AMSTR-MOF, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. A reply will be furnished
directly to you.