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the full-block structure. An alternate method would be
(4) Voids occurring in the block stowage of
to secure short flooring runners between corresponding
rectangular unit loads are usually relatively long and
uprights on each side of the void as shown in figure 9-8.
narrow. Flooring over the lower levels of stowage
The first course of flooring is laid crosswise to the
requires that voids be shored adequately to support the
orientation of the runners.
A partially completed
weight of cargo-handling machinery passing over.
machine floor laid over 105-mm cartridges is shown in
a flooring foundation, while laterally shoring the void
between rows. In figure 9-7 a single 4by 4-inch flooring
runner is supported by uprights secured to the kickers of
Figure 9-7. Construction of void shoring and flooring support structure for 105-mm unit loads.