TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
9-4. Securing of Overhanging Unit Loads
with a nose plug) are strapped securely to a pallet. One
of the Navy loads uses metal bomb pallet, MK9 MOD 0;
a. 500-Pound Low-Drag (GP) Bomb, MK82. The
the other three loads use wood pallets. With the
500-pound bomb is loaded frequently aboard merchant-
exception of strip decking required for the Navy metal-
type ships and is the most typical example of stowage
pallet load, each type can be stowed and secured in the
and (dunnaging techniques for overhanging unit loads.
Four types of palletized unit loads for this item, two of
pound-bomnb palletized unit loads. All types of the 500-
Navy design and two of Air Force origin, may be
pound-bonlb unit, loads are designed for transport by
standard forklift trucks and are easily transferred from
general configuration of each type of unit load is similar,
railcar to hoisting spot. The Navy metal-pallet load is a
and the stowage practices are essentially the same.
two-way entry load; the others are all four-way entry
Each unit load weighs approximately 3,200 pounds and
occupies about 38 cubic feet. Six bombs (each fitted
Figure 9-34. Typical 500-pound bomb, Navy palletized unit load (metal pallet).