Lesson 2/Learning Event 1
ABC-M8 VGH Chemical Agent Detector Paper. One booklet of M8 paper is packed in the kit. The
booklet contains 25 sheets of M8 paper. This paper also is contained in the carriers of all protective
masks and in the M256 Chemical Agent Detector Kit. The M8 paper can detect the presence of
liquid nerve and blister agents. It will change color upon contact with these agents. A color
comparison chart is located inside the front cover.
FIGURE 8. COMPONENTS OF THE M256 KIT.
Operating instruction cards. One set of operating instruction cards is attached to the case by a
lanyard or cord. These cards contain complete step-by-step instructions for performing tests for
Refer to the operating instruction cards whenever you perform a
procedure using the M256 kit.
. Each kit
is packed with
12 sampler-detectors (called samplers). Each sampler
individually wrapped in a protective bag. The sampler is a small card approximately three inches by
four inches (figure 9 on page 26). On one side are glass ampoules sheathed in plastic, test spots, a
chemical heater assembly, lewisite tablet, and a rubbing tab. On the other side of the card are
examples of safe and danger color indications. These help the soldier identify any chemical agents
that are present.