As an Ammunition Inspector, MOS 55X40, assigned to a surveillance position, you will be required to
inspect storage magazines. You must be able to select and read storage drawings to determine if the
ammunition is stored properly. You may also be required to produce a storage plan for incoming
shipments. You may be required to inspect loads of ammunition leaving the ammunition storage areas.
In order to properly inspect blocking and bracing, you must be capable of interpreting ammunition
In addition to the Appendix, a helpful source of information is the Department of the Army Pamphlet
75-5 (DA Pam 75-5), Lists of Storage and Outloading Drawings for Ammunition. This pamphlet aids
all Army activities and contractors in the effective use of storage and outloading drawings to ensure
safe, economic, and standardized procedures for storing and transporting ammunition commodities and
related ground support equipment. It applies to guided missiles and rocket systems, conventional
ammunition, nuclear ammunition, and safe guard systems.
NOTE: Throughout this lesson, refer to the appropriate figure for better understanding.
PART A -SELECT AND USE STORAGE DRAWINGS
1. Before selecting an ammunition storage drawing, you must determine what type storage facility you
are to inspect and what munitions are stored there. Additionally you must determine how the individual
items are packed and if the boxes or containers are loose or palletized. Having this information, you
must select the ammunition storage drawing that will assist you in inspecting the storage site.
2. There are several types of storage drawings. Each type of drawings provides storage configurations
and requirements for either single round items or multiple items packed in a single container both
palletized and unpalletized.
3. For the purpose of this lesson, let's say that you are to inspect an arch type igloo containing boxed
conventional ammunition (not palletized). To find the correct storage drawing, look at the Table of
Contents Page (page 1) of DA Pam 75-5. (See Figure 1-1.)