AMMUNITION SHIPMENT/TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS
MQS II Critical Task 03-4030.01-0001
When you have completed this subcourse, you will be able to describe the different types of ammunition
shipments, transportation requirements, required liaison with transportation agencies, planning requirements and
the required forms used to document ammunition shipments.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
You will describe the types of transportation used for ammunition shipments and be familiar
with the specific requirements associated with each.
You will be given extracts from AMC Drawing 19-48-75-5, AMC Drawing 19-48-4116/26B,
TM 9-1300-206 and USADACS Student Handout.
You will identify the required procedures used for shipping ammunition in CONUS and
OCONUS, by different modes of transportation.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications: AR 55-35,
SB 708-4, TM 9-1300-206, TM 38-250, AMC Drawing 19-48-75-5, and AMC Drawing 19-48-
4116/26B 20PA 1002, and USADACS Student Handout.
As an ammunition officer, you will be responsible for several different functions relating to ammunition support.
One of these functions is shipping Class V stocks to support the customer's ammunition requirements.
The term "shipment" refers to the movement and/or transfer of ammunition stocks from one ammunition storage
activity to another storage activity using transportation assets not organic to the shipping unit. Issues to using
units are not considered as shipments. This lesson is applicable to both peacetime and wartime requirements.
Safety considerations: You will note throughout this subcourse that safety is a major consideration. Ammunition
and explosives are most vulnerable to accidents during shipments and/or transportation related functions. To
ensure any dangerous conditions are minimized, all actions will be scrutinized, inspected, and approved before,
during, and after the shipment.