When motor vehicles must be abandoned, it is essential that they be
rendered useless to the enemy. To this end the Germans recommend that the
following steps (among others) be taken.
When the time is limited and the vehicle must be rendered useless quickly, the
carburetor, distributor, and fuel pump should be destroyed. Hand grenades are
effective for this purpose, especially when placed between the carburetor or
distributor and the cylinder block. According to the Germans, a grenade placed
in this position will crack the cylinder block. When there is sufficient time
for more deliberate action, the distributor, generator, starter, and tires
should be destroyed. Gasoline should then be poured over the vehicle and
ignited. In the case of tracked vehicles, 3-kilogram (6.6-pound) charges
should be placed between the driving sprocket and the front bogie wheel on
each side of the vehicle, and exploded.