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 fuses are sensitive to shock.
The M992A1 canister storage areas are designed to carry 99 propelling charges in round or square containers for the
M109A6 howitzer. A restraint system, using straps and bars, has been designed for canister storage areas to secure
canisters during transit. The ratcheting straps should be checked and tightened as often as possible.
To take advantage of available space, an exact arrangement of canisters is specified. The basic areas for canister
stowage are in left rear shelf area (1), on left sponson (2), above projectile rack assemblies (3), in right front shelf area (4),
and in right rear shelf area (5). These areas also provide stowage for fuse boxes, 0.50-caliber ammunition, primer, and