Expended TOW Launcher Tube and Container. To inspect the TOW launcher tube (Figure 19) for
explosives, first, remove it from its shipping and storage container and inspect the inside of the container for small
grains of propellant or other foreign matter. Inspect the TOW launcher tube by looking inside of the tube to
ensure that the missile has been fired. If the missile has not been fired, place the launcher tube back in its
container and place the container in the barricaded storage pad for disposal according to the SOP. If the missile
has been fired, inspect the empty launcher tube for any explosive residue. Any explosives found should be placed
in a suitable container for disposal according to the SOP. Once the TOW launcher tube has been certified free of
explosives, it can be packaged and stored in the appropriate storage area.
Figure 19. TOW Launcher Tube.
DISPOSITION OF SALVAGE MATERIAL
Salvage material becomes accountable when turned in to the ASP. The material can be returned to the
manufacturing plant and be reused in the ammunition process. The salvage material can also be disposed of
locally by sending it to the property disposal office.
COMPLETING THE INSPECTION
Once all the ammunition salvage material has been thoroughly inspected and repacked in its original
containers or into new containers and placed in the appropriate storage areas of the salvage yard, check your
paperwork for completeness, i.e., ASIR and DA Form 3151-R. Turn all paperwork in to the QASAS for further