STORAGE SECTION LAYOUT
As discussed earlier in this lesson, the storage area of an ASP is broken down into three separate sections, each
with its own network of roads. This dispersion of the ammunition minimizes losses in case of fire, accidental
explosion, or enemy action. It also prevents the loss of all of one type of ammunition if only one section is
Field Storage Units
Each storage section is further broken down into FSUs. Each FSU should store ammunition items with similar
storage risks. Although there must be at least two stacks in an FSU, the total number of stacks in an FSU depends
on the type of ammunition present and on the terrain of the ASP. Stacks are pallets of ammunition stacked
together. The number of pallets in a stack depends on the field storage category, the tonnage, the presence of
barricades, and the QD requirements. Each stack is given a storage location code (such as 1A1, 2B6, or 3D2).
Code 1A2 identifies section one, FSU A, stack two. For example, Figure 2 shows three stacks in storage locations
1A1, 1A2, and 1A3. These three stacks make up section one, FSU A. Note that there are three other FSUs (B, C,
and D) in section one.
Figure 2. ASP layout showing location codes.