(3) Recoverability code. Recoverability codes
This measure is expressed by a two-character
are assigned to support items to indicate the dis-
alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ear in pr, etc.).
position action on unserviceable items. The recov-
When the unit of measure differs from the unit of
erability code is entered in the fifth position of the
issue, the lowest unit of issue that will satisfy the
Uniform SMR Code format as follows:
required units of measure will be requisitioned.
h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the
quantity of the item used in the equipment.
Z--Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, con-
E-4. Special Information
demn and dispose at the level indicated in
National stock numbers (NSN's) that are miss
ing from P source coded items have been applied
F--Reparable item. When uneconomically repara-
for and will be added to this TM by future change
ble, condemn and dispose at the direct sup-
revision when they are entered in the Army Mas-
ter Data File (AMDF). Until the NSN's are
A--Item requires special handling or condemna-
established and published, submit exception
tion procedures because of specific reasons
requisitions to: Commander, US Army Communi-
(i.e., precious metal content, high dollar
cations and Electronics Materiel Readiness Com-
value, critical material or hazardous mate-
mand, ATTN: DRSELMM, Fort Monmouth, NJ
rial). Refer to appropriate manuals/direc-
07703 for the part required to support your equip-
tives for specific instructions.
c. National Stock Number. Indicates the Na-
tional stock number assigned to the item and will
E5. How to Locate Repair Parts
be used for requisitioning purposes.
a. When National stock number or part number
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
used by the manufacturer (individual, company,
(1) First. Find the illustration covering the
firm, corporation, or Government activity), which
functional group to which the item belongs.
controls the design and characteristics of the item
(2) Second. Identify the item on the illustra-
by" means of its engineering drawings, specifica-
tion and note the illustration figure and item num-
tions, standards, and inspection requirements to
ber of the item.
identify `an item or range of items.
(3) Third. Using the Repair Parts Listing
find the figure and item number noted on the illus-
When a stock numbered item is requisi-
b. When National stock number or part number
tioned, the repair part received may have
a different part number than the part
(1) First. Using the Index of National Stock
Numbers and Part Numbers, find the pertinent
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer
National stock number or part number. This index
(FSCM). The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code
is in NIIN sequence followed by a list of part
listed in SB 70842 which is used to identify the
numbers in alphameric sequence, cross-referenced
manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency,
to the illustration figure number and item number.
(2) Second. After finding the figure and item
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name
number, locate the figure and item number in the
and, if required, a minimum description to iden-
repair parts list.
tify the item.
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the stand-
ard of the basic quantity of the listed item as used
in performing the actual maintenance function.
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