PART A - THE M256-SERIES CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTOR KIT
1. Purpose. The purpose of the M256-Series Chemical Agent Detector Kit is
monitoring suspected contaminated areas. The M256-Series Chemical Agent
Detector Kit is also used for initiating unmasking procedures.
a. The M256-Series Chemical Agent Detector Kit can detect and identify
the presence of Blister, Blood, and Nerve Agents within 20 minutes.
b. The M256-Series Chemical Agent Detector Kit can detect the following
Mustards - H, HD, HN
Phosgene Oxime - CX
Lewisite - L
Blood Agents - AC, CK
Nerve Agents - V, G
Components of the M256-Series Chemical Agent Detector Kit.
a. Carrying Case.
The case consists of a lightweight plastic shell with a hinge between top and
bottom case halves. The discard date and lot number of the kit are stamped
on the top of the case (Figure 1-1). A pile fastener tape holds the case
securely closed. An adjustable shoulder strap and waist strap enables the
soldier to carry the kit over the shoulder and around the waist.
b. M8 Chemical Agent Detector Paper.
One booklet of M8 Chemical Agent Detector Paper is placed inside the kit.
The booklet contains 25 sheets of M8 Chemical Agent Detector Paper. This
paper also is contained in the carriers of all protective masks and in the
M18A2 Chemical Agent Detector Kit. The M8 Chemical Agent Detector Paper can
detect the presence of Liquid Nerve and Blister Agents. It will change color
upon contact with these agents (Figure 1-2).
a lanyard or cord. These cards contain complete step-by-step