When found in large numbers, carry these items in small boxes which have a layer of
sand in the bottom. Each layer of munitions should be covered by sand to prevent
movement. No more than two layers of munitions should be placed in one box.
These boxes should be placed in the disposal area for later disposal by detonation.
They should be marked to show they contain armed munitions. Do not remove the
items from the boxes for disposal.
(3) Projectiles, Mortar Rounds, Etc.
Small projectiles, mortar rounds, and other munitions of similar size should be stacked
by the roadside for later pickup and transport to the disposal area. A passing line is
the safest and most effective way of moving ordnance from heavy concentration areas
to the road. The following procedure is recommended:
Mark off the section to be cleared in a checkerboard. Use minefield marking tape to
Form a passing line along the width of the marked area, and move the line along the
area, passing ammunition to the roadway(s). Usually this line has ammunition
technicians alternations with EOD technicians who act in a supervisory capacity.
When necessary, untrained personnel may be used if the passing line is properly
One or more EOD technicians should move ahead of the passing line to identify, and
mark for later disposal any ordnance that is too dangerous to be moved. Ordnance
that can be moved is passed down the line to the end man, who stacks it at the
(4) Large projectiles. If large projectiles (155-mm, 175-mm, 8-inch) are in an area that cannot
be reached by mechanized equipment and they have lifting eyes, they can be moved with
steel lifting bars fitted with a hook.
(5) Bombs and other heavy ordnance. Heavy ordnance can be moved by slings fitted to
mechanized cranes. Refer to BODB/TM/TO 60A-1-1-5.
(6) White Phosphorus (WP) Munitions. Operations on WP munitions should be left until last to
allow as much burning out as possible. Leaking WP munitions can ignite spontaneously,
and possibly initiate the burster. This is most likely to occur during hot weather or when the
munition is disturbed. The following general principles apply to clearing WP munitions from