Figure 56. Attaching a blasting cap to the detonating cord system using tape.
AREA LAYOUT PLAN
The ED procedures and techniques employed in a combat situation may also be used to destroy
permanent storage facilities. However, the time required to destroy a permanent facility will be
longer due to the additional size of the area, increased tonnages, and required access to the
magazines and igloos. The ED SOP should also address the destruction of permanent storage
A simple area layout of your ASP may be useful in planning ED operations and developing your
ED SOP for a permanent storage facility. The area layout of ASP 109 (Figure 57) shows the
Storage locations of munitions. Locations are usually numbered (for example, 118 through
Storage location for dunnage and fuel.
Roadways in the area.
Escape routes (main supply route [MSR]).
Other buildings located within the area.
Once you have identified storage locations, label each building/magazine as to the best method of
ED for the type of munitions contained at the location. To do this, you must first identify the
types of munitions that are stored in each location. For example, Building 128 contains small
arms ammunition. You know that small arms ammunition is best destroyed by burning. This is
an ideal situation because of the munitions nearness to the dunnage and fuel supply point.
Therefore, identify the type of ED as "B" for burning on your layout. A "D" on the layout would
indicate detonation as the best method of ED. "B/D" would indicate that either method, burning
or detonation, could be used for ED. See Figure 58, Page 38.