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72. PRACTICAL APPLICATION. a. General. Although
the quantity of grenades, candles, or pots needed to cover a
given area may be tentatively computed in advance, the man-
ner of their employment must be determined on the ground.
Chemical agents are dependent for their movement on wind
currents, which vary greatly.
b. Determining line of release. (i) Frequently it is desir-
able to set off a pilot smoke grenade to indicate the direction
and velocity of the wind and to determine the size and place-
ment of a cloud appropriate to the situation. Within a few
seconds the smoke from this grenade will be sufficient to esti-
mate the general pattern of a chemical cloud and to determine
the line from which it should be released. Particular attention
should be given to the pilot smoke in areas occupied by build-
ings as peculiar air currents are often experienced in such
(2) The line of release should be far enough to windward
so that the smoke from grenades, candles, or pots will have
joined into one cloud before reaching the mob. The distance
must not be so great that the cloud will become unduly
diluted before it passes over the mob. Judgment in this respect
is best attained by repeated experiments during training
under a variety of wind and terrain conditions.
c. Releasing the gas. (I) Having decided upon the line
of release, grenadiers are placed along the line, facing the
mob. Grenades, candles, or pots are then set off simultane-
ously and the cloud sustained or shifted as necessary until
the mob is forced to scatter.
(2) The grenade, hand, riot (CN) M25, to be most effec-
tive, should be thrown so the grenade will burst about 6 feet
off the ground and about 20 feet up wind of the target.
Satisfactory effects can be obtained from ground bursts. The
characteristics of this grenade are such that even if the gre-
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