MM3671, Lesson -3
The fifth and last item is to the right of the label requirement entry and is determined by the + immediately
to the left of the column, Proper Shipping Name (figure 3-7). This indicates that passengers are not
permitted, and the entry "Cargo Aircraft Only" is placed in the label requirement entry.
Net Quantity Per Package Block. This block gives the total NEW (net explosive weight) in pounds per
package or pallet. No matter how many packages or pallets are in the shipment, the entry will show only
the NEW for one pallet or package. For this shipment, the entry for the one pallet is "482.4 NEW."
Figure 3-7. Extract of Table 4-1, TM 38-250, Cargo Aircraft Only Symbol.
Consignment Gross Weight Block. This block gives the total gross weight of the pallet and total NEW of
the pallet in pounds. For this shipment, the entry will show only the NEW for the one pallet in pounds and
the gross weight of the pallet. The entry for the one pallet is "1,323 LBS 482.4 NEW." If the shipment
consisted of two pallets, the entry would be "2,646 LBS 964.8 NEW."
To see whether the explosive weights and consignment gross weight are correct, use the DOD
Consolidated Ammunition Catalog. This catalog is in microfiche form, so you need a microfiche reader to
The information you need to check the entries for this shipment are found in Ammo Part VII-Packaging-
Fiche 003 of the catalog. An extract of this is shown in figure 3-8.