Use the M8 blasting cap holder to prime M118 sheet explosives. The M8 blasting cap holder is a
metal clip designed to attach and hold a blasting cap to sheet explosive. See Figure 51. It is
supplied with M118 sheet demolition charges. The procedures for using the cap holder are as
Attach an M8 blasting cap holder to one end or to one side of the sheet explosive. The cap
holder fastens to the sheet explosive with three slanted, protruding teeth that prevent its
withdrawal. See Figure 52.
Attach a blasting cap to the end of the detonating cord, and then insert the blasting cap into
the cap holder until the end of the blasting cap presses against the sheet explosive. See
Figure 51. M8 blasting cap holder.
Figure 52. Priming sheet explosive with M8 blasting cap holder.
In addition to the demolition charges already discussed, the M10 universal destructor may be
used to destroy separate-loading projectiles or bombs. The destructor converts loaded projectiles
and bombs into improvised demolition charges. Prime the M10 universal destructor using a
priming adapter as shown in Figure 53. The M10 is designed to fit ammunition with 1.5-, 1.7-, or
2-inch fuze wells. The M10 should be stored in an ASP for use in ED operations.
Attach the Firing System. The detonating cord system is initiated by an electric blasting
cap when an electric firing system is used. It is initiated by a nonelectric blasting cap when a
nonelectric firing system is used. The blasting cap of either firing system is attached to the
detonating cord system at the initiation point using one of the methods shown in Figures 54, 55,
and 56, Pages 35 and 36.