MM3671, Lesson 3
Air Shipment Report-Inspection Section
After you have filled in the identification section of the air shipment report, begin the inspection itself. In an actual
inspection, you would need TM 38-250, Preparation of Hazardous Materiels for Military Air Shipment, but it is not
needed for this subcourse. Refer to figure 3-9 as you go through the report item by item.
. Inspect the containers
on each pallet
to make certain they are authorized for the type
packed inside them. You can find this information in TM 38-250. The authorized packaging for blasting caps is
shown in the extract in figure 3-10. Inspect wooden containers for such damage as broken or rotted wood. Be
extra careful when you inspect for explosive powder leakage. Even a small amount of leakage is serious. Inspect
the containers on each pallet visually for leaking contents.
If you are satisfied with this part of your inspection and you have found correctly packed pallets, containers in
good condition, no signs of leakage, and authorized containers and packaging, check the condition of the
packaging as SAT on the air shipment report. If you find any packaging defects during your inspection, check the
condition of the packaging as UNSAT and explain the defect in the Remarks column. You will have automatically
disapproved the shipment when you note an UNSAT finding. Report any defect to the control section so the
defect can be corrected.
Figure 3-10. Extract from page 5-10, TM 38-250.
Item 2. Inspect each pallet to determine if it is the correct size for the quantity of items on the pallet. You will find
this information in Drawing 19-48-4116-20PA1002, Appendix 121A (see the extract in figure 3-11). You will note
that this size pallet calls for 50 boxes containing 3,600 blasting caps per box. The total per pallet is 180,000
blasting caps. Next, turn to page 2 of this appendix. On it is the information you need to determine if the
containers of blasting caps have been palletized correctly (see the extract in figure 3-12).