more dangerous the ammunition, the farther away it must be stored from potential targets. Before we go into
the procedures for using the QD table, let's take a closer look at the storage sections of our ASP and define
some of the storage layout terms.
a. As we discussed earlier, ASPs are broken down into three sections, each a separate area with its own
network of roads. This dispersion of the ammunition minimizes losses in case of fire, accidental
explosion, or enemy action, and ensures that all of one type of ammunition is not lost if only one section
b. FSUs are subdivisions of a section and should store ammunition items of similar storage risk. Although
there must be at least two stacks in an FSU, the total number of stacks in an FSU depends on the
ammunition and the terrain of the ASP.
c. Stacks are pallets of ammunition stacked together. The number of pallets in a stack depends on the Field
Storage Category, FSU, the tonnage, barricades, and QD. Each stack is given a storage location in code,
such as lA1, 2B6, and 3D2. Code 1A1 is Section 1, FSU A, Stack 1. Section 1 in Figure 12 shows three
stacks in storage location 1A1, 1A2, and 1A3. These three storage locations represent Section one, FSU
A. They also represent three different stacks in Section 1 within FSU A. Note that there are three other
FSUs in Section 1.
d. There are three kinds of distances used in the determination of QD requirements: interstack, inter-FSU,
and intercategory (see Figure 13). Interstack distance is the minimum allowable distance between the
closest edges of adjacent stacks. Inter-FSU distance is the minimum allowable distance between the
closest edges of the nearest stacks in adjacent FSUs. Intercategory distance is the minimum allowable
distance from an FSU of one category to the nearest FSU of another category.
Figure 12. ASP layout showing location codes