PROPELLING CHARGE STOWAGE AREAS
Handle explosive ammunition and components
containing explosives with extreme care. DO NOT DROP,
DRAG, THROW OR STRIKE ammunition or related
components. Explosive elements in primers and fuzes are
sensitive to shock.
The M992 canister storage areas have been designed to carry 99 propelling
charges for 155mm howitzer. A restraint system, using straps and bars, has been
designed for canister storage areas. These restraints secure canisters during
To take advantage of space available, an exact arrangement of canisters is speci-
fied. The basic areas for canister stowage are left rear shelf area (1), on left
sponson (2), above projectile racks (3), in right front shelf area (4), in right rear
shelf area (5). These areas also provide stowage for 13 fuze boxes, four boxes of
.50-caliber ammunition, one box of primers and three copperhead rounds.