Preparation For Storage Or Shipment

a. Packaging of the M16A2 Rifle and the M4/M4A1 Carbine shall be in accordance with the following

ARMY ONLY: Army users shall package the rifle and the carbine in accordance with each respective Packaging Data Sheet (PDS) for shipment or storage which may exceed 90 days The PDS is part of the Army Master Data File Retrieval Microform System (ARMS) Packaging File

AIR FORCE ONLY: Air Force users shall package the rifle in accordance with each respective Special Packaging Instruction (SPI) 00-856-6885 for shipment or storage which may exceed 90 days The SPIs are part of the Army Master Data File Retrieval Microform System (ARMS) Packaging File b. Packaging, if required, for shipping/storage which will not exceed 90 days shall be as follows (1) Clean in accordance with operator's manual

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(2) Wrap with MIL-B-121 waterproof material.

(3) Place in barrier bag MIL-B-117, Type I, Class C, or wrap with MIL-B-121, Type I, Grade A, and seal with tape, PPP-T-76.

(4) Place one or more of item in minimum size container. Block and brace in accordance with MIL-STD-1186. Cushion the M16 and similar weight items with PPP-C-843, and use PPP-F-320 as filler, to create a tight pack.

(a) Fiber board containers shall be in accordance with PPP-B-636 and may be Class Domestic. Gross weight and size of material shall determine grade of fiberboard container. PPP-B-640 may also be used.

(b) Wood containers shall be in accordance with PPP-B-601 or PPP-B-621.

(5) Equivalent materials may be used.

c. NSNs are not assigned to all the specified material. If it is necessary to specify an NSN in the TMs, the packing materials will have to be spared and part numbers and NSNs assigned.

d. The specifications used are:

Barrier Material, Greaseproofed, Waterproofed, Flexible (NSN 8135-00-753-4661)

Bag, Sleeve and Tubing -- Interior Packaging (NSN 8135-00-543-6574)

Boxes, Shipping, Fiberboard

Boxes, Wood, Cleated Plywood

Marking for Shipment and Storage

Tape, Packaging, Paper

Cushioning, Anchoring, Bracing, Blocking and Waterproofing; with Appropriated Test Methods

Cushioning Material, Cellulosic

(9) PPP-F-320Fiberboard, Corrugated and Solid Sheet Stock (Container Grade), and Cut

Shapes

Boxes, Fiberboard, Corrugated, Triple-Wall Boxes, Wood, Nailed and Locked -- Corner

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