Equipment. All of the equipment required for ED operations is equipment that is common to unit operations
and is identified as such in the unit's table(s) of organization and equipment (TOE), table of allowance (TA), or
tables of distribution and allowances (TDA). This equipment includes:
Vehicles and trailers.
Miscellaneous items such as flashlights, engineer tape, et cetera.
Motor oil, gasoline, and diesel fuel for use in vehicles and in ED operations.
Individual weapons and equipment.
Time. In most ED operations, time is an important factor. The use of vehicles by the various teams is
essential to destroying stocks within the time frame allowed. Demolition materials should be set aside and
restricted from issue. This procedure ensures that materials are available for fast and simple ED operations.
Repetitive training will also ensure that ED operations are performed quickly and successfully.
The ED SOP should define minimum explosive needs. See FM 5-25 for additional information. Examples of
demolition materials and associated components are listed below:
Demolition charges. At least one M37 or M138 charge per stack, magazine, or igloo.
Detonating cord in 100- and 1,000-foot spools.
M700 time fuse or safety fuse, as required.
Electric (M6) and nonelectric (M7) blasting caps.
M10 destructor. Two destructors per stack, magazine, or igloo should be on hand for ED operations.
M34 WP grenades to be used to start fires, if available.
M14 thermite grenades to be used to start fires.
Large munitions (for example: bombs, mines, and projectiles to supplement and/or use in lieu of demolition
The most important part of an effective ED plan is personnel training. As in any other military operation, a
successful mission depends on good training. There are three factors to consider when conducting training at
your storage facility.
Each team member must know to which of the various stations he or she is to report. Do not rely on the team
chiefs to direct personnel.
Each team member must be knowledgeable of the mission of the whole team. In this way, team members can
assist each other in accomplishing the mission.