AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
- For detonators that are blasting caps (including percussion activated) or delay connectors in metal tubes, the
packaging must be as specified below. Also:
- Open ends of any device must be covered with an appropriate cushioning material.
- Inside packaging must fit snugly in intermediate packagings consisting of cartons or wrappings made of
paper, plastic, or pasteboard.
- Intermediate packagings must be separated from the outside packaging by at least 1 inch of cushioning
- For devices containing no more than 3 grams of explosives (excluding ignition and delay charges):
- No more than 110 devices may be packed in one inside packaging; and,
- No more than 5,000 devices may be packed in one outside packaging.
- Detonators that are electric blasting caps, delay connectors in plastic sheaths, or blasting caps with empty
plastic tubing containing no more than 3 grams of explosives (excluding ignition and delay charges) must be
packed with no more than 100 devices in one inside receptacle and no more than 1,000 devices in one outer
- Detonators that are blasting caps with safety fuse, blasting caps with metal clad mild detonating cord, blasting
caps with detonating cord, or blasting caps with shock tubes are not required to be attached to the safety fuse,
metal clad mild detonating cord, detonating cord, or shock tube, and inside packagings are not required if the
packagings configuration restricts freedom of movement of the caps and protects them from impact forces.
Quantity limitations do not apply to Detonators, Class C Explosives. Container weight limitations do apply.
A27.5.1. Wooden boxes DOT 14, 15A, 16A, or 19B.
A27.5.2. Fiberboard boxes DOT 12H, 23F, or 23H.
A27.6. Detonating Fuzes, Class A Explosives; Booster, Explosive; Burster, Explosive and Supplementary
Charges, Explosive. Package in well secured strong tight wooden or metal boxes approved by military
specifications or drawings.
- The gross weight of an outer package containing detonating fuzes, Class A, must not exceed 190 pounds.
- Boosters, bursters, and supplementary charges, without detonators, when shipped separately, must not exceed
300 pounds gross weight.
- A fuze with any radioactive component must also meet requirements of Attachment 11.
A27.7. Small Arms Primer; Cannon Primer; Combination Primer; Percussion Cap; Grenades Empty,
A27.7.1. Package primers (cannon, combination, and small arms), percussion caps, and empty grenades, primed, in
strong, tight outside wooden boxes with special provisions for securing the individual packages against movement
within the exterior containers.
A27.7.2. Package empty cartridge cases, primed, in strong, tight outside wooden or fiberboard boxes or in DOT21C
fiber drums. Each drum must be constructed to the specification requirements for a drum containing at least 250
pounds net weight. Each drum having a metal top or bottom must have a protective corrugated paperboard pad
inserted between the contents and the metal.
A27.7.3. Small arms primers containing anvils must be packed in:
A188.8.131.52. Cellular Inside Packages. Packages with partitions separating the layers and columns of the primers so
that the explosion of a portion of the primers in the completed shipping packages do not cause the explosion of all
primers. They also must be packed in outside containers as stated in A26.7.1. or in fiberboard boxes, DOT 12B,
equipped with a corrugated fiberboard liner. The bursting test of the liner must be equal to or over that of the box.
The exception is that a liner is not required for a full telescopic style box that may be closed with pressure sensitive
tape as specified for DOT 12B. Not more than 5,000 primers may be packed in one outside fiberboard box.
A184.108.40.206. Fiberboard boxes, DOT 23H. Each box must be full depth telescopic style, with top section having
extended end flaps and bottom section having extended side flaps, set up without glued or stapled joints. The full
height inside perimeter liner, top and bottom pads must be made of doublewall corrugated fiberboard. Hand-holes
not more than 4 inches by 1 inch, horizontal with top score line are authorized in the ends of boxes. Package
primers in cellular inside packages with partitions separating the layers and columns to form a tight fitting pack in
the outside container. Do not pack more than 50,000 primers in one outside box.
A27.7.4. Small arms primers and percussion caps may be packed with nonexplosive and nonflammable articles, or
with small arms ammunition as provided in A26.27. Small arms primers may be included with propellant explosive
(solid), class B, in the same outside container as provided in A26.24.2. The weight of the small arms primers or
percussion caps must not exceed 5 pounds per shipping container. Percussion caps must be packaged in metal or