(5). When possible one of the above systems should be used. However, security, real estate limitations, or
operational requirements may necessitate the use of an alternate type storage system. You should
consider an alternate system only when quantity-distance requirements cannot be met. One
alternative storage system is the modular storage system.
(a). The modular storage system is a field storage system used in combat for storage of high explosive
bombs and other similar cased Class 1.1 ammunition. It is stored on pads within earth barricaded
areas known as cells. These cells are joined to form modules which may, in turn, be arranged to
form module blocks (see Figure 5). Unlike the other field storage systems, with modular storage
Net Explosive Weight (NEW), rather than gross tonnage, is used in determining the maximum
quantity that may be stored in each cell or module.
Figure 5. Aerial view of typical 8-cell module block