The following report is taken from information prepared by the Office of
the Chief of Chemical Warfare. This weapon decontaminant called
Waffenentgiftungsmittel is a small, semi-opaque, red brown, flat plastic
flask 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 11/16 inches in size, having a screw top, attached
by a cord to prevent loss.
Each German soldier carries one.
It contains about 56 grams of a yellow decontaminating liquid, having a
strong odor of chlorine, and shown, by analysis, to contain methyl sulphon
mono- or di-chloramide dissolved
in tri (B-chloro-ethyl) phosphate. It is applied to all
weapon parts with a rag or wadding and wiped off after a brief period. Tests show
that it is an effective decontaminant. The solvent is also effective as a powder
solvent for weapon barrels.