Total square measurement.
c. Computing ammunition data.
Ammunition outloading drawings are provided as a guide to ensure safe, economic, and
standardized procedures for transporting ammunition. These drawings are developed to show the
position and number of items that can be loaded and transported on each mode of transportation -
motor vehicle, railcar, and military-owned demountable containers (MIL VANs). No outloading
drawings are developed for a mixture of different types of ammunition items that are compatible and
can be loaded together on the same vehicle.
When computing ammunition data, several factors must be considered. For example, carriers can
be cubed out before weight out, or weight out before cubing out. In order to meet this requirement,
it is necessary to compute ammunition on the basis of type and size of container and transporter
The DOD ammunition supply catalog (microfiche) is used for computing ammunition requirements,
package, and pallet data.
2. To accomplish the planning process, you should:
a. Verify the availability of the ammunition for shipment. Items not available should be reported immediately
to the activity issuing the shipping directive.
b. Select the lots and storage locations from which specific quantities will be loaded. Shipments must be
planned to provide enough loading points to make the most effective use of loading crews and MHE, and
to avoid delays for transport vehicles.
c. Make sure surveillance personnel verify the ammunition condition code and any restrictions or
suspension of the ammunition planned for shipment.
d. Determine the total gross weight and cube of the ammunition. This information is critical to transportation
personnel so they can plan the most efficient use of transportation assets.
e. Determine the compatibility of ammunition items being transported. Details on compatibility of
ammunition during shipment are in DA Pam 385-64, BOE 6000, and TM 9-1300-206. A storage
compatibility mixing chart from TM 9-1300-206 is shown here on Appendix page A-17.
f. Coordinate with supporting transportation office as far in advance as possible of pending shipments.
g. Compute the numbers and kinds of ammunition specialists and supervisors needed based on the amount
and type of ammunition to be shipped, mode of transportation to be used, and time available for loading
h. Compute the numbers and types of MHE needed based on the unit pack, size, and weight of items to be
shipped, and the type and size of the transportation to be used. The greatest use should be made of
i. Compute the numbers and types of safety equipment, tools, materials, and supplies needed to brace,
palletize, transport, and secure items during loading and transport.