1.5 DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Demolition of the tank and pump unit will not be attempted, except upon receipt
of orders from proper authority.
a. General. Methods of destruction should achieve such damage to equipment and repair parts that it will not be
possible to restore the equipment to usable condition in the combat zone either by repair or cannibalization.
(1) Mechanical Destruction. Using an axe, pick, sledge hammer, or any heavy implement, damage the engine,
pump, filter, and all other vital parts.
(2) Destruction by Explosives.
Place as many charges as time permits in vital areas such as under engine,
separator, tanks, or any other place that will assure complete destruction of the tank and pump unit. Use a suitable
detonator to detonate all charges simultaneously.
b. Additional information. For additional information on procedures for destruction of equipment to prevent enemy
use, refer to TM 750-244-3.
1.6. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Contact organizational maintenance for tank and pump unit preparation for storage or shipment (paragraph 4-36).
Section IL EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1.7. CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
Caution should be taken when filling the tanks to avoid exceeding cross-
country payload limits of transporting vehicles.
The tank and pump unit (figures 1-1 and 1-2) consists of a50gpm (189 liters per minute) pumping assembly, two
600-gallon (2271-liter) tanks and related items. It is designed for use on 5-ton series M39, M809, and M939 Cargo
Trucks, with either rigid or drop sides. When installed in a cargo truck, the tank and pump unit is used in the field as a
bulk carrier and dispenser. It carries 1200 gallons (4542 liters). The purpose of the tank and pump unit is to convert a
general purpose military cargo vehicle into the bulk refueler. The maintenance paragraphs contain detailed descrip-
tions of its components. (NOTE: Electric Motor Driven Pump requires Slave Receptacle mounted at right rear side of