f. After the ammunition storage requirements are identified, determining how and where that ammunition is
to be stored in an ASP is begun by computing the total short tons of the allotment.
(1). The procedures for computing total short tons, also called gross tonnage, of all the items on a
stockage list is as follows:
(a). First, get the data for rounds per package, packages per pallet, and weight per pallet for each of
the items on the stockage list. This data is found in the DOD Consolidated Ammunition
Catalogin Part VII (Packaging Data). See Figure 11, page 15 for an extract of the catalog. The
example used here is taken from the first line of the stockage list in Figure 10. We find that for
NSN 1305-00-499-8055-A131, the number of rounds per package is 600.
(b). Next, divide the number of rounds required (from the stockage list) by the number of rounds per
package (listed as QTY PER SHIP CONT in Figure 11, page 15). This gives the number of
Rounds Per Package
Now find the number of shipping containers per pallet (listed as SC/PT in Figure 11), and then
divide the total number of packages by the number of packages per pallet (listed as ITEMS PER
PALLET in Figure 11). This will give you the number of pallets of this item you are required to
Packages Per Pallet
Then, multiply the number of pallets by the weight per pallet (listed as PLT WT in Figure 11).
This gives you the total weight of all pallets of this item.
Weight Per Pallet
Total Weight in Pounds
(c). Finally, divide the total weight of all pallets by 2,000 pounds (there are 2,000 lbs per short ton).
This gives you the total gross tonnage for the first item on the stockage list.
Total Weight in Pounds
Pounds Per Ton
Total Weight in Tons
(2). The other line items of the stockage list are computed the same way. This will give you the total
short tons of the items that will be stored at your ASP when they are added together. This tonnage
will be used in determining quantity-distance requirements.
FIELD STORAGE CATEGORIES
3. Field Storage Categories are the primary groups into which ammunition is segregated for storage in
the field. Safe field storage becomes difficult when the amount of land available is restricted, or
when components of complete rounds have to be stored in stacks adjacent to each other. Thus, field
storage categories were developed to make it easier to render speedy, yet safe service to the units that
the ASP will be supplying. By segregating munitions according to degrees of hazard, these categories