head covers (such as tarpaulin) for all ammuni-
example, temperatures of approximately
tion. Maintain overhead air space of approxi-
160°F (+ 70°C) can be developed within
mately 18 inches between cover and ammunition.
such a structure exposed to an outside air
Keep cover at least 6 inches (150 mm) from pile
temperature of 125°F (+ 52°C) plus the full
on ends and at sides, to permit air circulation.
impact of solar radiation for a period of
4-6. Storage Data
b. The restrictions specified in a above are not
a. Storage data for Demolition Kit M180 are in-
applicable to the M270 Demolition Kit since the
dicated below. (Note that cited temperature limits
kit is completely inert.
refer to the temperature of the kit itself, rather
c. Minimum distances permitted between given
than the temperature of the surrounding environ-
quantities of explosives and inhabited buildings,
etc., for ammunition in quantity distance class 1.1
are indicated in TM 9-1300-206.
Quantity-distance class ----- 1.1
Storage compatibility group E
Storage temperature limits:
Lower limit -------------- -40°F-(-40°C)
a. Use heavy, well supported dunnage to keep
Upper limit -------------- + 140°F-(+60°C)
bottom tier of stack off ground and prevent it from
sinking into ground.
Upper limits for storage must be strictly
b. Allow at least 6 inches (150 mm) of space be-
adhered to for safe and reliable operation.
neath pile for air circulation.
In unventilated containers, enclosures,
c. Dig suitable trenches to prevent water from
shelters, freight cars, closed vehicles and
flowing under pile.
similiar structures, temperatures consid-
d. Use hard stand of bituminous material or
erably higher than the outside ambient
gravel and sand in preference to excessive dun-
temperature may be encountered. For