performing the actual maintenance function.
(i.e., all authorized maintenance functions).
measure is expressed by a two-character alphabetical
position will contain one of the following maintenance
abbreviation (e.g., ea, in, pr, etc). When the unit of
measure differs from the unit of issue, the lowest unit of
issue that will satisfy the required units of measure will
H--The lowest maintenance level capable of complete
repair of the support item is the general support
h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the
quantity of the item used in the breakout shown on the
Z--Nonrepairable. No repair is authorized.
illustration figure, which is prepared for a functional
(3) Recoverability code. Recoverability codes
group, subfunctional group, or an assembly.
are assigned to support items to indicate the disposition
action on unserviceable items. The recoverability code is
entered in the fifth position of the Uniform SMR Code
format as follows:
The following publications pertain to the TS-118A/AP and
Z--Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn
and dispose at the level indicated in position 3.
How to Locate Repair Parts
H--Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable,
condemn and dispose at the general support
a. When National stock number or part number is
c. National Stock Number. Indicates the National
Using the table of contents,
stock number assigned to the item and will be used for
determine the functional group within which the item
This is necessary since illustrations are
prepared for functional groups and listings are divided
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
into the same groups.
used by the manufacturer (individual, company, firm,
corporation, or Government activity), in which controls
(2) Second. Find the illustration covering the
the design and characteristics of the item by means of its
functional group to which the item belongs.
engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and
inspection requirements to identify an item or range of
(3) Third. Identify the item on the illustration
and note the illustration figure and item number of the
(4) Fourth. Using the Repair Parts Listing,
When a stock numbered item is
find the figure and item number noted on the illustration.
requisitioned, the repair part received
may have a different part number
When National stock number or part number is
than the part being replaced.
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer
(1) First. Using the Index of National Stock
(FSCM). The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in
Numbers and Part Numbers, find the pertinent National
SB 70842 which is used to identify the manufacturer,
stock number or part number. This index is in NIIN
distributor, or Government agency, etc.
sequence followed by a list of part numbers in
alphameric sequence, cross-referenced to the illustration
Description. Indicates the Federal item name
figure number and item number.
and, if required, a minimum description to identify the
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard
of the basic quantity of the listed item as used in