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. Just minor corrections and a rephrasing
As its name implies, the storage facility (SF) is used for storing items that are not needed currently but are expected to be utilized in the near future. Operating staff are reminded of General Accounting Office (GAO) Directive XC-1273.c “To minimize
base storage requirements and defray operating costs, items that are not expected to be used within two (2)
months must be sold.”
With the exceptions of vehicles and xenobiological specimens, the SF is used to store all items used by an operational base. X-Corps bases, unlike typical military installations, lack a dedicated armory
or magazine for the storage of weapons and munitions, which are potential fire or explosion hazards
The basic design of a storage facility is similar to a conventional warehouse. A large open space, filled with racks and shelves for holding items in standardized containers. Ammunition and explosives are stored in specialized blast and fire resistant containers. Unfortunately, the considerable size of these units results in a significant reduction in storable material, compared to an conventional warehouse of equivalent dimensions.
Because of the presence of explosives, the interior walls between the storage facility and the rest of the base are heavily reinforced using carbon-
carbon composites. Additionally, sacrificial blast panels are provided to channel the blast from an uncontrolled munitions detonation out of the base.
To further increase safety,
the facility is equipped with a very sensitive fast response fire suppression system, similar to that used in aircraft hangers, capable of completely filling the entire facility with fire-fighting foam within thirty seconds of activation. Consequently, personnel present in this facility must keep oxygen masks with them at all times.
A research project to increase the capacity by
using ceiling mounted storage with an automated store and retrieval (S&R) system was unsuccessful. The prototype had problems distinguishing between personnel and large items, with unfortunate results during commissioning tests. Realization that the enormous cost of the S&R system made it more cost effective to increase a base’s capacity by adding additional storage facilities resulted in the termination of the project.
GAO Directive XC-1271 requires the X-Corp commander to order every purchase, sale, transfer and/or issue of equipment to or from a SF. A computerized system with direct connection to the X-Net has been provided to allow the X-Corp commander efficient management of the base's stocks.
"Remember when we found a rubber bunny stuck inside that rocket launcher? Imagine your target's surprise when his impending doom goes *squeak*. Now that'd be worth seeing!" – John Newman, stock keeper