MIL-STD-2073-1 Packing Codes

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TABLE C.II. Exterior Shipping Containers


TABLE C.III. Fiberboard container size list
TABLE C.IV. Multi-application container selection

0Packing not authorized, see next higher level of packing for requirement (Level A, Level B & Minimal packing requirements)
2Packing shall be accomplished using cleated-plywood boxes, overseas type,
conforming to ASTM-D6251, Type III, Class 2, or nailed wood boxes conforming to
ASTM-D6880, Class 2, heavy duty. (Level A)
3MIL-STD-2073-1B/2C Code: Overpacking shall be accomplished using PPP-B-601, overseas type, or PPP-B-621, class 2, style 4 boxes.
4MIL-STD-2073-1D Code: See method of preservation.
5MIL-STD-2073-1D Code: Overpacking shall be accomplished using cleated-plywood boxes, domestic type, conforming to PPP-B-601 or nailed wood boxes conforming to PPP-B-621, Class 1, Style 4.
6Packing shall be accomplished to meet the performance test requirements of ASTM-D4169, Distribution Cycle 18, Assurance Level 3. (Minimal packing requirements)
7Packing shall be accomplished using cleated-plywood boxes conforming to ASTMD6251,
Type III, Class 1 (domestic), or nailed wood boxes conforming to PPP-B-621, Class 1, or wirebound boxes conforming to PPP-B-585, Class 1. (Level B)
8Packing shall be accomplished in accordance with the Level A packing requirements as specified for the item.
9Packing shall be accomplished in accordance with the Level B packing
requirements as specified for the item.
APacking shall be accomplished using fiberboard boxes, weather resistant class, fabricated in accordance with ASTM D5118/D5118M, or triplewall fiberboard boxes conforming to ASTM D5168, class weather resistant. (Level B)
BPacking shall be accomplished using ASTM-D6251, Type III, Class 2, overseas
cleated plywood boxes or wirebound wood boxes conforming to PPP-B-585, Class 3
(military overseas).
CPacking shall be accomplished using cleated-plywood wood boxes conforming to ASTM D6251, Type III, Class 2 or nailed wood boxes conforming to ASTM D6880, Class 2, heavy duty, or covered wood crates conforming to ASTM D6039/D6039M, Type V, Style B, or lumber and plywood sheathed wood crates conforming to ASTM D7478/D7478M, or load-bearing base skidded wood-cleated boxes conforming to ASTM D6256/D6256M, Type II (overseas), or steel or aluminum slotted angle crates conforming to ASTM D6255/D6255M, Type I, or open wood crates conforming to ASTM D7478/D7478M (Level A)
DMIL-STD-2073-1D Code: Overpacking shall be accomplished using open wood crates conforming to MIL-C-3774, or open wood crates conforming to ASTM-D6039.
EPacking shall be accomplished to meet the performance test requirements of ASTM-D4169, Distribution Cycle 18, Assurance Level 1. (Level A)
FPacking is not required: the unit container shall also serve as the shipping container.
Closure, sealing and reinforcement shall be in accordance with applicable
specification for shipping container. (Level A, Level B & Minimal packing requirements)
GMIL-STD-2073-1B/2C Code: Overpacking shall be accomplished in accordance with requirements in the applicable commodity/procedural packaging/packing specification as specified for level A.
HPacking shall be accomplished using boxes fabricated in accordance with ASTM D5118/D5118M,
class weather-resistant. (Level B)
KMIL-STD-2073-1B/2C Code: Overpacking shall be accomplished using fiberboard boxes conforming to PPP-B-636, class domestic or weather resistant.
LPacking shall be accomplished using fiberboard boxes fabricated in accordance with ASTM-D5118, Class Domestic or ASTM-D5168, Class 1 non-weather resistant. (Minimal packing requirements)
MMIL-STD-2073-1D Code: Overpacking shall be accomplished using Class 1, domestic wood cleated panelboard boxes conforming to ASTM-D6251 or wirebound wood boxes conforming to PPP-B-585, Class 1, or loadbearing base, skidded, wood-cleated boxes conforming to MIL-B-26195, Type I.
NMIL-STD-2073-1D Code: Overpacking shall be accomplished using cleated plywood wood boxes, domestic type, conforming to PPP-B-601, or nailed and lockcorner wood boxes conforming to PPP-B-621, Class 1, or covered wood crates, domestic class, conforming to ASTM-D6039, Style B.
PPacking shall be accomplished using open wood crates conforming to ASTM D6039/D6039M, Type V, Style B, or open wood crates conforming to ASTM D7478/D7478M, or open steel or aluminum slotted angle crates conforming to ASTM D6255/D6255M, Type I. (Level B)
QPacking shall be accomplished in accordance with table C-II for the packing level
specified. Closure sealing and reinforcement shall be in accordance with the appropriate shipping container specification. (Level A & Level B)
RPacking shall be accomplished to meet the performance test requirements of ASTM-D4169, Distribution Cycle 18, Assurance Level 2. (Level B)
SMIL-STD-2073-1B/2C Code: Overpacking shall be accomplished using PPP-B-636, class domestic, special requirements. When size and weight limitations are exceeded, a suitable container shall be selected from MIL-STD-2073-1, appendix A, table VII.
TPacking shall be accomplished by use of fiberboard containers fabricated in accordance with ASTM D5118/D5118M, weather-resistant class, or triple wall fiberboard boxes conforming to ASTM D5168, class weather resistant; or whenever practicable, by means of shrink-film conforming to A-A-3174. (Level B)
UItems or packages that require packing for acceptance by the carrier shall be packed in exterior type shipping containers in a manner that will ensure safe transportation at the lowest rate to the point of delivery and shall meet, as a minimum, the requirements of the following rules and regulations, as applicable to the mode(s) of transportation to be utilized: (a) Postal Regulations (b) Department of Transportation Regulations (c) Civil Air Regulations (d) Uniform Freight Classification Rules (e) National Motor Freight Classification Rules (f) American Truckers' Association Rules (g) Other applicable carriers' rules (h) Military Air Regulations for dangerous materials. Dangerous goods shall be prepared for shipment according to applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and international regulations in effect at time of shipment. Shipments by parcel post must comply with Postal Regulations. (Minimal packing requirements)
XMIL-STD-2073-1B/2C Code: Overpacking shall be accomplished in accordance with ASTM D 3951.
YMIL-STD-2073-1B/2C Code: Packager's option so long as all other contractual requirements are met.
ZSpecial requirement. See specific instructions or drawings provided. (Level A, Level B & Minimal packing requirements)
Not Specified.