Care and Precautions in Handling

a. General. Pyrotechnic compositions are particularly susceptible to deterioration by moisture. They are especially hazardous since they ignite more readily than other types of high explosives. Information concerning precautions in handling pyrotechnics is contained in TM 9-1300-206 and TM 9-1370-203-20&P.

b. Types of Pyrotechnics. The specific precautions in (1) through (3) below apply to the type of pyrotechnic indicated.

(a) Avoid damage to fiber cases and rip cords located outside casing of certain types of flares.

Figure 9-20. Explosive simulator.
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