AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
- Two or more cartridges that must be redipped because of their size must be enclosed in another strong paper
shell to form a completed cartridge not more than 30 inches in length. The resulting cartridge must be dipped
in melted paraffin or equivalent.
- The gross weight of wooden boxes must not be more than 75 pounds and the gross weight of fiberboard boxes
must not be more than 65 pounds.
A220.127.116.11.2. In wooden or fiberboard specification boxes as prescribed in A18.104.22.168.1. Inside containers may be
paper or polyethylene bags meeting the following conditions:
- Paper bags:
- Must be paraffined two-ply paper not over 12 ½ pounds capacity, securely closed by folding the tops and
securing the fold by tape.
- Must insert no more than two such bags into another two-ply paper bag that must be securely closed and
dipped in paraffin after closing.
- Polyethylene bags:
- Must not be less than 0.0004 inches in thickness and no more than 12 ½ pounds capacity each.
- Must not be more than two such securely closed bags packed in an intermediate polyethylene or paper bag.
Securely close the polyethylene or paper bag and pack in polyethylene lined outside fiberboard boxes.
- The gross weight of wooden boxes must not be over 75 pounds, and the gross weight of fiberboard boxes
must not be over 65 pounds.
A22.214.171.124. High explosives (gelatin dynamite and blasting gelatin) packed in specification containers as follows:
A126.96.36.199.1. Fiberboard boxes, DOT 23G, with no more than one cartridge in each box. Gross weight of boxes
must not be over 65 pounds.
A188.8.131.52.2. Wooden boxes, DOT 14, 15A, 16A, or 19B or fiberboard boxes, DOT 12H, 23F, or 23H with inside
cartridges or bags. The cartridges must not be more than 12 inches in diameter by 36 inches in length or 50 pounds
in weight. Bags not completely sealed against leakage must be packed with filling holes up. The gross weight for
wooden boxes must not be over 75 pounds, and the gross weight of fiberboard boxes must not be over 65 pounds.
A184.108.40.206.3. High explosives (straight gelatin dynamite of 80 percent strength and over and blasting gelatin) are
packed in cartridges, or in bulk in outside boxes. When packed in bulk, boxes must be double lined throughout with
paper and packed in wooden boxes, DOT 14, 15A, 16A, or 19B or 23 H. Pack DOT 23G fiberboard boxes in an
outer container consisting of at least seven-ply heavy kraft paper. Two 3-mil polyethylene bags, one within the
other, may be used in place of the double-lining paper when a DOT 12H is the outside container. Not more than one
such double bag may be packed in DOT 12H fiberboard box. The gross weight of wooden boxes must not be more
than 75 pounds and the gross weight of fiberboard boxes must not be over 65 pounds.
A27.18.3. High explosives with no liquid explosive ingredient and propellant explosives, class A. Packaging
A220.127.116.11. Wooden boxes, DOT 14, 15A, 16A, or 19B. The gross weight must not be more than 140 pounds.
A18.104.22.168. Fiberboard boxes, DOT 12H, 23F, or 23H. The gross weight must not be more than 65 pounds.
A22.214.171.124. Boxes must have an inside polyethylene bag having a minimum thickness of 6 mils, or must be lined
with strong paraffined paper or other authorized material, DOT 2L. When such explosives contain over 5 percent
moisture, boxes with handholes are not authorized.
A126.96.36.199. Outside boxes. When such explosives are in combination cartridges, consisting of a column of
explosive with core of dynamite, they may be shipped when packed in outside boxes. The gross weight must not be
over 65 pounds. The column of explosives must be completely enclosed in waterproofed cloth or waterproofed
paper, and must not be more than 6 inches in diameter, 2 inches in length, or 25 pounds gross weight.
A188.8.131.52. Fiberboard boxes, DOT 23G. Gross weight of the box must not be over 65 pounds.
- The high explosives sensitiveness to percussion must not be greater than that measured by the blow
delivered by an 8 pound weight dropping from a distance of 7 inches on a compressed pellet of the
explosive 0.03 inch thick and 0.2 inch diameter. The compressed pellet is confined rigidly between hard
steel surfaces as in standard Impact Testing Apparatus of the Bureau of Explosives during the test. Pack
the high explosives in cartridges when their sensitiveness is greater than the limit prescribed herein.
Such explosives, when dry, may be packed in strong siftproof cloth or paper bags of capacity not be over
A27.18.4. High explosives with no liquid explosive ingredient nor any chlorate. Pack in one of the following outer
- When high explosives contain over 5 percent moisture, the box must have an inside securely closed polyethylene
bag having a minimum thickness of 6 mil; or the box must have a DOT 2L lining. Polyethylene is authorized only
for materials that do not react with or cause decomposition of the plastic.