The term "demolition materials" covers a variety of explosive charges and related initiating devices and
equipment. These materials are used for excavation projects and to destroy dams, bridges, buildings,
and other fortifications. Demolition materials are also used for the emergency destruction (ED) of
supplies and equipment, to include the routine destruction and ED of ammunition. TM 5-250 provides
detailed information about demolition materials that are used to destroy conventional ammunition.
Miscellaneous Munitions-Related Items
These miscellaneous items may be explosive propellant-actuated devices (PADs) or nonexplosive
Propellant-Actuated Devices. PADs are designed to do a specific task by using the energy of
propellant gases. The propellant may be contained in a replaceable cartridge or permanently sealed
into the device. PADs include the following.
Nonexplosive Items. Nonexplosive items include machine-gun ammunition links, clips, eyebolts,
spent brass, and preservation and packaging (P&P) materials, dunnage, et cetera.
Chemical Munitions and Agents
Chemical agents are compounds and mixtures that are used as fillers in artillery and mortar
ammunition, grenades, and rockets. The following munitions may contain chemical fillers:
Bombs (from 10-pound to 1,000-pound).
Rockets (from 2.75-inch to the MLRS rocket).
Grenades (hand and rifle).
AMMUNITION LOGISTICS SYSTEM
Logistics procedures for ammunition differ from those procedures associated with the other nine
commodities. The ammunition logistics system was developed to adhere to the strict rules, regulations,
and requirements associated with the transportation and handling of ammunition.