SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE AND DEMOLITION
OF MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Section I. SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE
g. Drain the engine crankcase (par. 108)
213. Preparation of Equipment for Shipment
and refill with corrosion preventive compound.
a. Remove the drain plug from the fuel tanks
h. Cap all inlet and outlet parts and fasten
and drain the fuel into a suitable container.
cabinet doors securely.
b. Drain the carburetor and fuel lines into a
i. Place several bags of desiccant in the cabi-
c. Disconnect the battery cables from the bat-
214. Limited Storage
tery and wrap the clamps with tape. Drain the
a. Locate the test stand so there will be
electrolyte from the battery.
sufficient room on all sides to perform the in-
spection and maintenance necessary while it is
d. Drain the hydraulic system by removing
in storage. Jack up the test stand to get the tires
the drain plug from the bottom of the low
off the surface and place suitable blocks under
pressure filter (par. 9).
e. Replace drain plug and refill the system
b. Perform a monthly inspection while the
with preservative hydraulic oil.
equipment is in storage and inspect for evidence
f. Drain the hydraulic pump (par. 153) and
of physical damage, such as rusting, accumula-
refill the pump with preservative hydraulic oil.
tion of water, pilferage, or leakage.
Section Il. DEMOLITION OF TEST STAND TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
(3) Start the engine and remove the gov-
ernor control rod. Allow the engine to
When capture or abandonment of the unit to
run at ungoverned speed until it fails.
the enemy is imminent, the responsible unit
(4) Pour sand into the hydraulic reservoir
commander must make the decision either to de-
and let the sand be drawn through the
stroy the equipment or render it inoperative.
Based on this decision, orders are issued which
cover the desired extent of destruction. What-
b. Demolition by Mechanical Means. Use a
ever method of demolition is employed, it is es-
sledge hammer, pickaxe, or other heavy tool
sential to destroy the same vital parts of all air
and destroy the following:
compressors and all corresponding repair parts.
(1) Manifold and Carburetor
216. Demolition to Render the
(2) Cylinder block
a. Demolition by Misuse.
(1) Cut the fan belt.
(4) Relief valves
(2) Drain the oil from the engine crank-
(5) Control panel
case and pour sand in the oil filler
(6) Low pressure filter