stowage space available and the type of ammunition
stowed. Figure 11-5 shows a ready-service magazine
configured for ready-service missiles. Notice some
missiles are stowed in cradles attached to the bulkhead.
Other missiles are loaded onto handling equipment and
ready for immediate issue. In larger magazines, such as
primary missile magazines, stanchions may be installed
in sockets provided in the deck and overhead. Cradles
are attached to the stanchions to stow a large number of
decanned, ready-service missiles. Straps are used to
secure the missiles in the cradles.
Stanchions are also used to divide a large magazine
area into smaller areas or bins (fig. 11-6) to hold various
Figure 11-6.Typical stanchions and bin configuration.