When the gross weight is greater than 200 pounds or the container length and width is
greater than 48 inches by 24 inches and the weight is greater than 100 pounds, 3 inch
by 4 inch skids (laid flat) shall be applied in accordance with requirements of the
container specifications PPP-B-585 and PPP-B-601.
5.2.2 Level B. The level B packaged items shall be packed in fiberboard
containers, conforming to PPP-B-636, class weather resistant. Closures shall be in
accordance with the appendix thereto.
5.2.3 Level C. The level C packaged items shall be packed in accordance with
requirements of MIL-STD-1190.
5.2.4 Unitized loads. Unitized loads, commensurate with the level of packing
specified in the contract or order, shall be used whenever total quantities for shipment
to one destination equal 40 cubic feet or more. Quantities less than 40 cubic feet need
not be unitized. Unitized loads shall be uniform in size and quantities to the greatest
22.214.171.124 Level A. Items, packed as specified in 5.2.1, shall be unitized on
pallets in conformance with MIL-STD-147, load type I, with fiberboard cap (storage
aid 4) positioned over the load.
126.96.36.199 Level B. Items, packed as specified in 5.2.2, shall be unitized as
specified in 188.8.131.52 except that the fiberboard caps shall be class domestic.
5.3.1 Levels A and B. In addition to any special or other identification
marking required by the contract (see 6.2), each unit pack, intermediate and exterior
container and unitized load shall be marked in accordance with MIL-STD-129.
5.3.2 Level C. Industrial marking shall be in accordance with the requirements
5.4.1 Exterior container. Exterior containers (see 5.2.1, 5.2.2 and 5.2.3) shall
be of a minimum tare and cube consistent with the protection required and shall
contain equal quantities of identical stock numbered items to the greatest extent
(This section contains information of a general or explanatory nature that may
be helpful, but is not mandatory.)