ASP QUANTITY-DISTANCE AND COMPATIBILITY
MQS II Critical Task: 03-4010.01-0002
In this lesson you will learn to identify procedures used to segregate Class V items in accordance with
field storage categories and quantity-distance tables.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify correct field storage categories and quantity-distance safety requirements.
You will be given extracts of TM 9-1300-206, SC 1305/30-IL, and SC 1340/98-IL.
Identification of correct field storage categories and quantity-distance safety
requirements will be in accordance with TM 9-1300-206, SC 1305/30-IL, SC
1340/98-IL, and FM 9-13.
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
TM 9-1300-206, SC 1305/30-IL, SC 1340/98-IL, and FM 9-13.
The purpose of field storage is to provide ammunition to Army tactical units. Unlike permanent
magazine storage, ammunition assets in field storage are most often stored on the ground on unimproved
surfaces. Munitions are placed in storage categories separated from each other by appropriate minimum
field storage quantity-distances (QD). The quantity-distances are based on total gross tonnage per
individual storage unit (stack/field storage unit).
Field storage in a Theater of Operation (TO) follows as nearly as possible the principles for storage in
the Continental United States (CONUS). Such conditions as mobility requirements, scarce facilities, or
enemy air power vary a great deal in theaters of operation. Thus the ideal of CONUS storage, including
safety, sometimes cannot be fully met or maintained. Even so, explosives and ammunition may be
satisfactorily and safely stored in the theater if CONUS regulations are adapted to field conditions. The
areas where field storage is likely to be used are: Theater Storage Area (TSA), Corps Storage Area
(CSA), and Ammunition Supply Points (ASP). This lesson will focus only on QD and compatibility
functions at the ASP.
To define the operation of an ASP, we need to highlight the roles of this facility in the ammunition
structure. In general, ASPs should be located so that they are within a reasonable support distance from