(2). The second storage system is the roadside storage system. This system allows ammunition to be
stored in stacks along edges of existing roadways. FSUs and sections are spaced according to
quantity-distance requirements. The quantity-distance spacing along the roadside requires a much
larger area than the area storage system. Effective use of this method requires a large road network
and may be harder to defend against sabotage. However, little construction is necessary for internal
road networks and storage pads. This system is restricted in wet climates, poor soil conditions, and
heavy forests. See Figure 3.
You may want to consider a variation of the roadside storage system known as "storage in-depth". In
this variation, one or more stacks of ammunition are stored behind the roadside stacks, away from the
road. Consider this method when existing road networks are limited. Make sure material handling
equipment can still reach the stacks during the wet season or in case of poor soil conditions. This
variation is not possible in areas where heavy forest lines the roadside.
(3). The next storage system is the combination system. A combination of area and roadside storage can
often be used to lessen the bad aspects of both systems. It allows the most effective use of the
existing road network in a limited area. While the combination system does not require as much land
as roadside storage, it does involve some road and pad construction. See Figure 4.
(4). Where barricaded above-ground magazines exist in the theater, they should be used. This type of
storage increases security and provides maximum protection from the elements. The barricaded
above-ground magazine system is two or more storage blocks of barricaded above-ground magazines
in various sizes, separated from each other by at least 122 meters. The amount of explosives per pad
must meet the gross weight limitations of TM 9-1300-206.
Figure 3. Roadside storage
Figure 4. Combination storage