(4) Individual Items. The disposal procedure for these items is:
Place individual munitions on the ground in a rectangular pattern. There is no limit to
the length of this pattern; but it should be narrow enough so you can position the
explosive without having to lean over the munitions.
Lay the explosive in strips on top of the items. Sheet explosive is best for this
purpose. If not available, plastic explosive sliced into sheets will do. Prime the
explosive at each end or at each corner. Single-point priming may scatter the
munitions. Detonate remotely.
(5) Rocket Pods and CBU Dispensers. Rocket pods and dispensers need large quantities of
explosives to ensure destruction and to prevent scattering of the small component
munitions. Interspersing these items with 500-pound bombs has been found to give
enough explosive for complete destruction. The items are laid out (bomb, dispenser, bomb,
dispenser, etc.) with a row of bombs on the top. The bombs are primed alternately nose
and tail, with plastic explosives in the nose or tail fuze well and detonating cord leads. The
leads to the nose and tail fuze wells are attached to equal lengths of detonating cord
initiated by a non-electric cap.
(6) Boxed Items. Small munitions brought to the disposal area in boxes should stay in the
boxes. Detonate a layer of plastic explosive blocks placed on top of the box and primed at
two opposite corners.
(7) Projectiles. Projectiles, set up for disposal, should be stacked approximately 2-feet high.
The projectiles in the best condition should be placed on top and detonated with plastic
explosive blocks laid end-to-end along the entire length of the stack.
(8) WP munitions
Leaking WP munitions will arrive at the disposal area in water-filled, 55-gallon drums,
or in water-filled, metal, propellant charge canisters or similar containers. Undamaged
munitions will not be stored or shipped in containers.
Undamaged WP Munitions. When WP and high-explosive (HE) ammunition is to be
disposed of in the same stack, the ratio of HE to WP should be a minimum of two HE
munitions to one WP munition. The stack should not be over 2 feet in height and
should be constructed of alternate HE and WP layers, with an HE layer on the bottom
and the top of the stack. Detonate the stack with blocks of plastic explosive laid end-
to-end along the entire length of the stack.