Figure 6. Extract from TM 9-1300-206, Table 5-5, Page 5-24.
CHOOSING THE METHOD OF DISPOSAL
Unserviceable ammunition is destroyed by detonation or burning. Burying ammunition or
explosives or dumping ammunition into wells, marshes, waterways, pits, or waste places is absolutely
Whether the ammunition is to be destroyed by detonation or burning is determined by the type of
ammunition to be destroyed. Ammunition items most often destroyed by detonation are ammunition
with HE filler, photoflash cartridges, and initiating explosives. Ammunition items most often destroyed
by burning are black powder, dynamite, solid propellants, and pyrotechnics, except photoflash bombs
There are materials necessary to be added to munitions to be destroyed. The materials most often
used for destruction by detonation are TNT (trinitrotoluene); composition C-2, C-3, or C-4; or tetrytol.
Antitank mines and demolition material are also good to use. Commercial dynamite is NOT to be used.
The materials most often used for destruction by burning are sulphur shavings, laid in a train to the
items to be destroyed, and smokeless powder sprinkled over the sulphur.