AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
A27.18.12. Conversion kits, containing Comp. A-3 pellets, must be packed eight each to a fiberboard lined, metal
ammunition components box, MK2. Kit components and separately packaged pellets must be securely nested
within fiberboard separators in inside fiberboard boxes.
A27.19. Igniter Cord. Pack in strong, tight, outside fiberboard boxes or drums, wooden boxes, or metal
A27.20. Initiating Explosive.
A27.20.1. Diazodinitrophenol or Lead Monoitroresorcinate. Packaged wet with not less than 40 percent by weight
of water in:
A188.8.131.52. Metal barrels or drums, DOT 5 or 5B, with inside bags made of at least 10-ounce cotton duck, rubber,
or rubberized cloth, which must be securely closed. The dry weight of Diazodinitrophenol in one container must not
be more than 220 pounds, and the dry weight of lead Mononitroresorcinate in one container must not be over 100
pounds. The bags containing Diazodinitrophenol must be placed in a rubber bag, rubberized cloth bag, or bag made
of suitable watertight material, and then placed in the barrel or drum. Any empty space in the outside bag must be
filled with water, and this bag securely closed. Sufficient outage in the outside container must be allowed to prevent
rupturing of the container in freezing weather, or a mixture of denatured alcohol and water may be used to prevent
freezing in transit.
A184.108.40.206. Fiber drums, DOT 21C, not over 30-gallon capacity of at least 9-ply construction having in addition, a
sheet of steel having a minimum base box of 75 pounds, not less than .008-inch thick, wound between the fifth and
sixth plies. The inside ply of kraft paper must be laminated on each side with polyethylene to form a waterproof
lining. The bottom head must be of fiber, metal covered on the outside, and must be attached to the body to form a
- Lead Mononitroresorcinate must only be packed wet, with not less than 40 percent by weight of water, and
must be contained in at least two tightly sealed polyethylene bags of at least 0.004-inch thickness; this unit
must then be placed in a tightly closed polyethylene bag of at least 0.004-inch thickness, and this assembly
must be placed within a 0.006-inch thickness polyethylene (or other suitable plastic bag) completely filled
with water and tightly closed. The 0.006-inch plastic bag must be of such a size as to completely fill the
outside shipping container. The dry weight of lead Mononitroresorcinate only in one outside container must
not be more than 100 pounds.
A27.20.2. Guanyl Nitrosomino Guanylidene Hydrazine. Packed wet with not less than 30 percent by weight of
water in metal barrels or drums, DOT 5 or 5B, with inside containers which must be a bag made of 4-ounce duck.
Inside the bag, and over the Guanyl Nitrosamino Guanylidene Hydrazine, there must be placed a cap of the same
fabric, of the same diameter as the bag. The gag must be securely tied and placed in a strong grain bag and securely
tied. The dry weight of Guanyl Nitrosamino Guanylidene Hydrazine in one container must not be over 75 pounds.
The bag and contents must be packed in the center of the wooden barrel or keg, metal barrel or drum, and must be
entirely surrounded by not less than 3 inches of well packed sawdust saturated with water. The wooden barrel or
keg, or metal barrel or drum, must be lined with a heavy close-fitting jute bag, closed by secure sewing to prevent
escape of sawdust. The barrel, keg, or drum must be inspected carefully and all leaks stopped. If freezing
temperature is anticipated during shipment, use a mixture of denatured ethyl alcohol and water of such proportions
that freezing will not occur during transit.
A27.20.3. Lead Azide (dextrinated type or otherwise prepared to effectively control grain size). Packed wet with
not less than 20 percent by weight of water. Containers, packaging, and procedures are the same as prescribed in
A26.20.2. except that the dry weight of Lead Azide in one container must not be over 150 pounds. The same
freezing precautions apply.
A27.20.4. Lead Styphnate (Lead Trinitrosorcinate) or Barium Styphnate, Monohydrate. Packed wet with not less
than 20 percent by weight of water in metal barrels or drums, DOT 5, 5B, or 17H with inside containers that must
be a bag of rubber or rubberized cloth.
- The Lead Styphnate or Barium Styphnate, Monohydrate within this bag should be divided into a number of
smaller packages. There must be a cap of the same material and of the same diameter as the bag over the
Lead Sytphnate and inside the bag.
- The dry weight of Lead Styphnate or Barium Styphnate, Monohydrate in one outer container must not be over
150 pounds. The bag and contents must be packed in the center of the metal barrel or drum, and must be
entirely surrounded by not less than 3 inches of well packed sawdust saturated with water.
- The metal barrel or drum must be lined with a heavy, close-fitting, jute bag closed by secure sewing to
prevent escape of sawdust. The barrel or drum must be inspected carefully and all leaks stopped.