4. REPACKAGING. Repackage in the same (or similar, if necessary) packaging material. Make sure all packaging material is clean, dry, and serviceable prior to (re)use, and that markings are both correct and consonant throughout.
a. Carefully reassemble propellant increment cover to the fin and boom assembly.
b. Assure interior of PA78 fiber container is
free of foreign material and/or obstructions.
c. Assure the metal fuze stop is in place on the cartridge, just aft of the fuze flange.
d. Slide the cartridge nose-end first into the
fiber container; keep moving the cartridge forward
until it rests on the integral packing stop.
e. Position fiber spacer(s) between the ignition
cartridge and the container cap.
f. Assemble the cap to the container.
g. Seal fiber container with at least 1-1/4 wraps of tape clockwise around the joint of the cap and the body of the container. Make a tab out of the last inch of the tape.
h. Place fiber containers into the PA70 metal box, cap end down (i.e., nose end UP).
i. Close and secure the lid of the metal box.
If there is no wirebound outer pack, apply
antipilferage seal to the closing hasp.
j. Place two PA70 cans inside a wirebound box with hasp ends pointing in opposite directions.
k. Place fiberboard spacers in between the PA70 cans to assure a tight pack.
l. Install ends so that the DODIC on each end reads up. Add fiberboard spacer(s) to the ends as needed to create a tight pack.
m. Carefully close up the wirebound box around the ends and over the PA70 cans. Secure closure loops, and apply antipilferage seal through at least one loop.
h. (O) Assure the cap is securely taped to the fiber container prior to this step.
m. (O) Use of banding in lieu of a seal is acceptable where closure loops have been damaged to the point of being unusable. Take care not to destroy the box!
D. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
No “special tools or equipment” are required in order to conduct the actual inspection of 60mm M722-series cartridges. HOWEVER, a water-filled barrel, or other container large enough to totally submerge the inspected item, will be on hand during the inspection The lip of the container will be low enough to minimize lifting needed to get the round into the water.
E. SUPPLEMENTAL HAZARD ANALYSIS:
MISSION: To inspect Cartridge, 60mm Smoke, WP, M722.
PREPARED BY: Mr. Andrew Rayment, QASAS, 404th AFSB, 28 Dec 2012
TASK IDENTIFY ASSESS CONTROLS RESIDUAL
HAZARDS RISK LEVEL TO BE IMPLEMENTED RISK LEVEL
NOTE: Ammunition is designed to be safe to ship, store, and handle. Principle hazards will be those of external forces (e.g., fire or unauthorized handling/disassembly) acting upon the munitions.
1. Handle WP-filled Possible ex- Med (M) Water sufficient to Low (L)
ammunition posure of WP (IE) to immerse a round (IIIE)
filler could will be at hand
result in fire during inspection.
2. Remove and Breaking the Low (L) Personnel selection Low (L)
inspect propellant increments (IVC) and training (IVD)
increments on removal Include cautionary
NOTE in procedure
Static discharge Med (M) Use grounded surface; Low (L)
initiates prop (IID) care to ground self (IIE)
3. Reinstall Crushing the Low (L) Personnel selection Low(L)
propellant increments increments (IVC) and training (IVD)
onto boom ass'y during Include cautionary
reinstallation NOTE in procedure
OVERALL RISK LEVEL AFTER CONTROLS ARE IMPLEMENTED: LOW