Step 2: Divide the number of rounds required by the stockage list by the number of rounds per package
(QTY Per Ship Cont). This figure will provide the number of packages.
Number of Rounds
Rounds per Package
NOTE: If you are working with PALLETIZED ammunition, use the information under the heading
PALLET DATA and PALLET DIMENSIONS. In this lesson we will only use information for loose
boxes, under PACKAGE DATA.
Step 3: Divide the total number of packages by the number of packages per pallet (SC/PT). This figure
will provide the number of pallets.
Packages per Pallet
NOTE: In field conditions, when you complete the gross tonnage of items of ammunition you will need:
(1) a stockage list, (2) SC 1305/ 30-IL or SC 1340/98-IL or DOD Consolidated Ammunition Catalog
and; (3) pen and paper.
Step 4: Multiply the number of pallets by weight per pallet (PLT WT). This gives the total weight of
= 763,440 Pounds
Weight per Pallet
Total Weight in Pounds
Step 5: Divide the total weight of all pallets by 2,000 pounds. This provides the total gross tonnage for
the first line item of the stockage list in Figure 2.
Total Weight in Pounds
Short Ton in Pounds
Total Weight in Short Tons
The other line items of the stockage list are then computed the same way. All the weights added up are
the total of short tons of the items that the ASP will be required to store. This tonnage will be used with
field storage categories (discussed below) to compute QD.
2. Preparing a storage plan for an ASP involves several steps, all of which must be accomplished. The
first step is to compute the tonnage. Next, the storage categories of the ammunition to be stored are
determined. The QDs are figured and finally, the storage system is selected. These collective
actions then provide the necessary information for the actual plan to be drawn. It should be noted,
however, that the primary focus of this lesson is on ASP QD and storage compatibility. This focus is
merely on a couple of vital elements in formulating a storage plan. Other subcourses and lessons
will address the tasks necessary to prepare and implement a storage plan.
Compute the gross tonnage for the second item on the stockage list in Figure 2. Use the data from
Figure 4, page 7, and the step-by-step formula, as previously discussed, if necessary.