section will be toe-in nailed to the pallet. The height of
the box can be expanded to accommodate increased
a. Sections of the metal base frame and like
quantities of closures by adding box sections.
sections of tubing will be bundled together as illustrated
in figure 2. The bundled items will be secured together
b. The folded covers will be stowed on the bottom
by wire, rope, or tape.
of the pallet box with the other components stowed on
top. The components will be so arranged to minimize
b. Similar splice plates, brackets, and supports will
damage and a wooden divider will be placed between
be unitized together by carbonizing or by being secured
the covers and the other components.
together with wire, rope, or tape.
c. The box will be secured to the pallet with five 1
c. Hardware items such as nuts and bolts will be
1/4- x .035-inch QQ-S-781 flat steel straps. Two of the
unitized by size, by carbonizing, or bagging in a
straps will be positioned over the box, (across the
length), under the pallet deck boards, inside the
d. Nonmetallic components, such as straps,
outboard pallet stringers. Three of the straps will be
bindings, webbing, and rope will be rolled or coiled and
positioned over the box, (across the width), and under
like items unitized in a water resistant fiberboard box.
the pallet deck, through strapping slots in the stringers.
14. Packing. The unitized closure will be packed in
The straps will be evenly spaced on each side of the
pallet box and equally tensioned.
a. The pallet box will be constructed from nominal
15. Marking. The packed closures will be marked
1- and 2-inch lumber as illustrated. The width of the
in accordance with MILSTD-129.
pallet will not be less than 36 inches and not exceed 48
inches. The height will not exceed 54 inches. The
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painted items will be repainted to afford a "good as new"
16. Cleaning and Repainting. Components of the
closures will be cleaned method C-1 of MIL-P-116.
Nonmetallic components will be thoroughly aired and
17. Preservation. Unpainted surfaces of ferrous
dried before being rolled, folded, or coiled for packing.
components (except washers, nuts, screws, bolts, and
pins) will be preserved with grade 4, MIL-C-16173 (P-
Figure 4. Example of unitized components packed in a shipping container.