SHIPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE AND DEMOLITION
TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
SHIPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
administrative shortage and/or the subsequent
4-1. Shipping Instructions.
interval prior to use.
a. Responsibility. When shipping the observa-
c. Marking. All unit packages and exterior
tion telescope M49 and equipment, the unit com-
shipping containers will be marked.
mander will be responsible for shipping the
materiel adequately processed, packaged and
4-3. Administrative Storage.
packed to reach the echelon of maintenance for
required repairs, and/or in a serviceable condi-
tion in the case of troop movement,
(1) Unit commanders may, with the ap-
b. Army Shipping Documents. Prepare Army
proval of major commanders, place telescopes
shipping documents accompanying freight.
and equipment that are beyond the maintenance
capability of the unit in administrative storage
c. Preparation for Shipment. Telescopes and
or return them to supply agencies. Materiel must
equipment removed from administrative storage
be stored in the most favorable location available,
preferably in warehouses which afford protection
unless inspection reveals them to be inadequately
packaged, or when it is necessary because of
(2) All telescopes and equipment in adminis-
anticipated in-transit weather or shipping con-
trative storage must be maintained so that they
ditions. Packaging must not be removed or dis-
will be ready for immediate use and/or ready for
turbed, except as it it necessary to insure that the
telescopes and equipment will reach the echelon
(3) Administrative storage is restricted to
of maintenance for required repairs adequately
a period of 90 days and must not be extended
processed and packaged, and/or in a serviceable
unless the materiel is reprocessed.
condition in the case of troop movement. If
packaging has been removed, materiel must be
b. Storage Procedure.
repackaged prior to shipment.
(1) Maintenance will consist of inspecting,
cleaning, servicing, preserving, and lubricating,
4-2. Preservation, Packaging, Packing,
as required and will also include minor repair
and Marking Instructions.
parts replacement, if required.
(2) Lubricate materiel in accordance with
a. Preservation and Packaging. Preservation
must be sufficient to protect the telescopes and
(3) Protect the telescopes with the eyepiece
cover cap and objective cover provided.
ing shipment and administrative storage and/or
(4) Prowde access the materiel to permit
the subsequent interval prior to use, Under no con-
inspection, servicing, and removal from storage.
dition will the telescopes and equipment with
(5) Mark the telescopes and equipment,
critical surfaces be packaged and packed without
"Administratives Storage" (by use of tag or other
be compatible with end use requirements.
c. Inspection in Administrative Storage. In-
b. Packing. Packing must be acceptable to the
spection will usually be visual and must consist
of at least a walk-around examination of the
carrier while affording adequate protection to the
equipment to observe any deficiencies that may
telescopes and equipment during shipment and