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The reputable military instruction manual, now on hand to everyone.Military demolitions are the destruction through fireplace, water, explosive, and mechanical technique of parts, constructions, amenities, or fabrics to complete an army target. The U.S. military Explosives and Demolitions instruction manual is a consultant to using explosives within the destruction of army stumbling blocks from the dep. of the U.S. military. This consultant contains details on varieties, features, and makes use of of explosives and auxiliary gear; education, placement, and firing of fees; safeguard precautions; dealing with, transportation, and garage of explosives; planned and hasty demolition tools; and lots more and plenty extra. appropriate to nuclear and nonnuclear conflict, and having offensive and protective makes use of, the information one will come away with from analyzing this instruction manual is useful. 2 hundred black-and-white illustrations

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This type of circuit is rarely needed, since detonating cord, when combined with a single blasting cap, will fire multiple charges. SECTION II. PRIMING SYSTEMS PRIMING METHODS 2-13. The three methods of priming charges are nonelectric, electric, and detonating cord. Nonelectric and electric priming involves directly inserting blasting caps into the charges. Use the direct-insertion method only when employing shaped charges. Detonating-cord priming is the preferred method for priming all other charges since it involves fewer blasting caps, makes priming and misfire investigation safer, and allows charges to be primed at state of readiness—state 1 (safe) when in place on a reserved demolition target or mission.

Insert the fuse through a rubber sealing grommet and into a split collet. This procedure secures the fuse when the end cap on the igniter is tightened (Figure 1-21). With the safety pin removed, pulling the pull ring releases the striker assembly, allowing the firing pin to initiate the primer, igniting the fuse. Chapter 2 gives detailed operating instructions for the M60 igniter. Plunger Fuse-holder cap Safety pin Pull ring Striker assembly Primer Shipping plug Primer Top cap Firing-pin spring Small washer Grommet Collet Large washer Safety pin Igniter Fuse-holder cap Pull ring Figure 1-21.

Use a common series circuit to connect two or more electric blasting caps to a single firing wire (Figure 2-6, page 2-8). Prepare the circuit by connecting one blasting cap to another until only two lead wires are free. Initiating Sets, Methods of Priming, and Firing Systems 2-11 FM 5-250 Shunt the two lead wires until you are ready to proceed with the next step. Connect the free ends of the cap’s lead wires to the ends of the firing wire. Use connecting wires (usually annunciator wire) when the distance between blasting caps is greater than the length of the usual cap’s lead wires.

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