Figure 7. Area Storage Showing the Checkerboard Pattern.
Figure 8. Roadside Storage Showing Ease of Access.
With roadside storage, ammunition is stacked alongside available roads within the storage area (Figure 8).
Roadside storage is used when the terrain is unsuitable a short distance off the road. There are three
advantages: There is maximum storage per mile of road front. Ammunition is very accessible to vehicles and
MHE. Little or no engineer support is needed. Its disadvantage is that it requires a vast amount of road network.
In some situations, a combination of area and roadside storage is possible (Figure 9). It combines advantages
of each system, but it requires an extensive road network and firm, level ground
PREPARING THE STORAGE PLAN
Once the unit commander selects an ASP site and an alternate, the storage plan is devised. The primary site is
planned first, then the alternate. Both plans need to be made because often the alternate site is the site actually