(b) Extensive maintenance. Where components replace different components, components are
added, or where work is extensive enough to warrant model number change. Example is
provided under paragraph 2.k.1(b) above.
(c) Maintenance regrouping. When numerous lots are regrouped to form one lot, regardless of
whether or not ordinary or extensive maintenance is performed in conjunction with
regrouping, a new lot number will be assigned.
US Army, Fort Amador, Canal Zone regroups 81 mm mortar rounds lots MA-2-24, MA-2-
26, and MA-2-28; etc. The new lot number CRV81A001G001 is assigned.
l. Ammunition Data Cards.
(1) An Ammunition Data Card (DD Form 1650) (Figure 11, page 22) is an easily referenced record
of the initial history of a lot of ammunition or explosive materiel, which contains all required data
pertaining to each lot of ammunition.
(2) When maintenance operations are performed, the facility performing the maintenance will
prepare a new ammunition data card and attach it to the old card.
m. Ammunition Peculiar Equipment (APE).
(1) Ammunition peculiar equipment is equipment designed, fabricated, procured, tested, and adopted
to standard items by respective commodity commands. The APE is then used to accomplish
ammunition operations, including surveillance, maintenance, demilitarization, and storage
(2) Equipment requirements. To accomplish the required work, certain equipment must be available.
The type of equipment will depend upon the complexity and type of work to be done, such as:
(b) Design changes.
(3) Safety design features. Design features that make ammunition effective must be taken into
consideration in providing the tools and equipment necessary to perform ammunition operations.
Explosives are sensitive to initiation by shock, flame, and electrostatic discharge. Therefore,
equipment peculiar to ammunition operations must be designed to minimize these hazards.
(4) Operational shields. When hazards cannot be minimized to a safe level, special shields or
machines operated by remote control must be used. Operational shields are used to remove
primers, boosters, base detonating fuzes, etc.
(5) APE equipment is issued to all US Army installations (CONUS and overseas) on hand receipt
from AMCCOM, IAW AR 700-20.