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Merge with Supply depotEdit

It seems to me as though this article and the article for Supply depot might overlap quite a bit. I found supply depot as a requested article and I created it, but then I realized that there might be quite a bit of overlap between the two. What do you think? MattW93 (talk) 12:53, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Actually, now that I think of it, it seems to me that the articles are different enough that they could stand on their own. I would still like input if anyone has something to say on the matter, however. MattW93 (talk) 12:55, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

ammo dumps being levelled.Edit

a proper layed out ammo dump, won't get levelled by fire in one or several igloos. I do know some are poorly designed, and I've seen pictures from a US base in germany, where, due to area restrictions, the igllos are liaid out in tight rows. But, where space permits, there are NATO standards for the layout, defining how to place igloos according to content (Classes 1-4 in the UN orange book) amount and such. Firefighters won't generally attempt fire combatting class 1 and 2s, while while 3 and 4 can be attempted. though contents may affect this. for instance regular rifle/pistol ammunition is Classed as 4S and as such igloos containing only this can be worked on. while 3-4 igloos containing munitions such as WP smoke grenades and certain other pyrotechnics would likely be avoided. Though the latter ones usually contain wery little in form of high capacty explosives, and thus a fire there should contain itself to the locale. Raymond Holmoey (talk) 18:27, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Request moveEdit

No consensus to move. --RA (talk) 20:20, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
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Ammunition dumpAmmunition depot

Requesting move to ammunition depot to improve NPOV. (talk) 15:03, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

I'm ambivalent to this. I served as a munitions specialist during my conscription with the RNoAF at Bodoe MAS. and we referred to it as the Muntions "Dump" (In norwegian lingo) Though a "Dump" is, if taken to its extreme a more temporary establishment, Hence "Ammunition dump" is more nomenclature used by folks in the service, while "Depot" is the more appropriate Technical term. Raymond Holmoey (talk) 20:03, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Weak support Let's play the Ghits game. All phrases in quotation marks, and -wikipedia.
Term Hits
ammunition depot 463,000
ammo dump 272,000
ammunition dump 134,000
ammo depot 79,800
So the proposed name wins out, although it's not especially decisive, hence the qualification of my support. Compared to the "ammo" forms, it looks like the "dump" term is more associated with slang, or at least less formal language, thus "ammo dump" beating out "ammunition dump," our current title. The proposal looks sound, although I don't really see this as a POV issue. --BDD (talk) 22:33, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
  • oppose 'Depot' implies some formal installation, with a PO Box number. Many "stores", particularly those that are part of some larger site, such as an airfield, can be 'dumps' without being 'depots'. Andy Dingley (talk) 23:11, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It's not broken so why change? This is the established and a valid name. There are no POV issues with the name. Vegaswikian (talk) 22:45, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

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Unclear articleEdit

I believe the term ammunition dump is a very broad term for any place where ammo is left. However the article lead stars with "An ammunition depot..." which is not exactly the same thing, because it has a more specific meaning. The word dump implies something temporary, whereas depot sound more organised in nature. Danrok (talk) 04:43, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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'Ammunition dump' as a disposal siteEdit

I am not particularly knowledgeable about this topic, but I believe that the term 'Ammunitions dump' is often used to refer to permanent storage of ammunition (i.e. landfill), not a normal storage facility or repair shop. An example of this would be Beaufort's Dyke. Could this be put into the article? WT79 (speak to me | editing patterns | what I been doing) 08:30, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

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