Figure 1-7. An example of an aperture card for an ammunition drawing.
In addition to the basic publications already discussed, some publications will be used regularly in
ammunition operations. The most commonly used publications are described in the following
TM 9-1300-206, Ammunition and Explosive Standards, dated 30 August 1973, contains guidance for
providing the maximum protection for personnel and property from the damaging effects of ammunition
and explosives accidents by limiting the exposure of personnel to ammunition and explosives. It also
contains quantity-distance (QD) requirements. These precautions protect people and property in the
territory adjacent to military establishments, and they reduce to a minimum the possibility of an
explosion involving large amounts of explosives and ammunition. An extract from TM 9-1300-206 is
given in the Appendix at the back of this subcourse booklet.
TM 38-250, Packaging and Materials Handling: Preparing of Hazardous Materials for Military Air
Shipments, dated 15 January 1988, contains valuable information about labeling requirements,
instructions to the pilot, and requirements for packaging. To find the packaging and marking
requirements for a specific item, first determine the shipping name of the item, then find the shipping
name in Table 4-1, which lists them all alphabetically. An extract of TM 38-250 showing part of Table
4-1 is shown in Figure 1-10. This table shows the specific paragraph you should turn to for more
information. For example, it shows that paragraph 5-23 contains information (such as the type of
containers required and the maximum allowable gross weight of these containers) for smoke grenades.
SB 708-4, DOD Consolidated Ammunition Catalog, Volumes 1, 2, and 3, provides the information
necessary for the safe storage, transportation, and management of ammunition.