(2) High explosive or black powder magazines (Figure 3) are used to store bulk explosives,
such as TNT and black powder. They are about 27 feet wide by 45 feet long and are
spaced 800 feet apart. Should one blow up, the next magazine will not be affected.
(3) Primer or fuze magazines (Figure 4) are exactly the same as high explosive magazines, that
is, the same construction and dimensions. The difference is in the spacing-primer or fuze
magazines are spaced 300 to 400 feet apart. Less spacing is required because primers and
fuzes contain much less explosives than bulk explosives.
(4) Uses: Standard aboveground magazines, today and in the future, will be used to store small
arms ammunition, firing devices, and other less explosive or hazardous items. These items
will be stored here regardless of the original design ideas.
Figure 3. High explosive/black powder magazine
Figure 4. Primer or fuze magazine