AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
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115 Boosters with detonator (detonating primers) in which the total explosive charge per unit does not exceed
25 g, and which will not mass detonate and undergo only limited propagation in the shipping package may be
assigned to Class 1.4B. Mass detonate means more than 90 percent of the devices tested in a package explode
practically simultaneously. Limited propagation means that if one booster near the center of the package is
exploded, the aggregate weight of explosives, excluding ignition and delay charges, in this and all additional
boosters in the outside packaging that explode may not exceed 25 g. Reclassification requires approval by a DoD
Explosive Hazard Classification Authority according to A22.214.171.124.
116 Fuzes, detonating, may be classed in Class 1.4 if the fuzes do not contain more than 25 g of explosive per
fuze and are made and packaged so that they will not cause functioning of other fuzes, explosives, or other explosive
devices if one of the fuzes detonates in a shipping packaging or in adjacent packages. Reclassification requires
approval by a DoD Explosive Hazard Classification Authority according to A126.96.36.199.
117 If a shipment of the explosive substance is to take place at a time that freezing weather is anticipated, the
water contained in the explosive substance must be mixed with denatured alcohol so that freezing will not occur.
123 Any explosive, blasting, type C containing chlorate must be segregated from explosives containing
ammonium nitrate or other ammonium salts.
134 This entry applies to vehicles, machinery and equipment that are powered by wet batteries or sodium
batteries and which are transported with these batteries installed.
135 Use the entries Vehicle, flammable gas powered or Vehicle, flammable liquid powered, as appropriate,
when internal combustion engines are installed in a vehicle.
139 - Use of the "special arrangement" proper shipping names for international shipments must be made under
an IAEA Certificate of Competent Authority issued by the Associate Administrator in accordance with the
requirements in 49 CFR 173.471, 173.472, or 173.473. Use of these proper shipping names for domestic shipments
may be made only under a DOT exemption.
"A" Codes. These special provisions are in addition to other requirements for military air shipment.
A1 Single packaging is not permitted on passenger aircraft. P4 restrictions apply.
A2 Single packagings are not permitted.
A3 For combination packagings, if glass inner packagings (including ampoules) are used, they must be packed
with absorbent material in tightly closed metal receptacles before packing in outer packagings.
A4 Liquids having an inhalation toxicity of PG I and are identified as P1, P2, or P3 are
not permitted on passenger aircraft. Deviations are not allowed.
A5 Solids having an inhalation toxicity of PG I and are identified as P1, P2, or P3, are not permitted on
passenger aircraft and may not exceed a maximum net quantity per package of 15 kg (33 pounds) on cargo aircraft.
See paragraph 2.2 for deviation authority.
A6 For combination packagings, if plastic inner packagings are used, pack in tightly closed metal receptacles
before packing into outer packagings.
A7 Steel packagings must be corrosion-resistant or have protection against corrosion.
A8 For combination packagings, if glass inner packagings (including ampoules) are used, they must be packed
with cushioning material in tightly closed metal receptacles before packing in outer packagings
A9 For combination packages, if plastic bags are used, they must be packed in tightly closed metal receptacles
before packing in outer packagings.
A10 When aluminum or aluminum alloy construction materials are used, they must be resistant to corrosion.
A11 For combination packagings, when metal inner packagings are permitted, only specification cylinders
constructed of metals which are compatible with the hazardous material may be used.
A19 Combination packagings consisting of outer fiber drums or plywood drums, with inner plastic packagings,
are not authorized.
A20 Plastic bags as inner receptacles of combination packagings are not authorized.
A21 Hypochlorite solution with 5% or less available chloride is not regulates by this manual.