The contents of the
decontaminator were caustic and the steel pressure vessel
had to be plastic lined to prevent corrosion.
Decontaminating a jeep would certainly not have improved
the paint finish!
The decontaminator was stored on
a bracket designed for the purpose normally mounted on
the right-hand side front wing. Later Hotchkiss wings
have the necessary holes pierced in them as standard even
if the bracket was never fitted. Like a fire extinguisher
the decontaminator had a safety pin to prevent accidental