e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer
reparable, condemn and dispose at the general
(FSCM). The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in
SB 708-42 which is used to identify the manufacturer,
distributor, or Government agency, etc.
When beyond lower level
repair capability, return to depot. Condemnation
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name
and disposal not authorized below depot level.
and, if required, a minimum description to identify the
item. The physical security classification of the item is
Repairable item. Repair, condemnation, and
indicated by the parenthetical entry (insert applicable
disposal not authorized below depot/specialized
physical security classification abbreviation, e.g., Phy
repair activity level.
Sec C1 (C) - Confidential, Phy Sec C1 (S) - Secret, Phy
Sec C1 (T) - Top Secret). Items that are included in kits
Item requires special handling or condemnation
and sets are listed below the name of the kit or set with
procedures because of specific reasons (i.e.,
the quantity of each item in the kit or set indicated in the
precious metal content, high dollar value, critical
quantity incorporated in unit column. When the part to
material or hazardous material).
be used differs between serial numbers of the same
appropriate manuals/directives for specific
model, the effective serial numbers are shown as the
last line of the description. In the Special Tools List, the
initial basis of issue (BOI) appears as the last line in the
c. National Stock Number (NSN). Indicates the
entry for each special tool, special Test, Measurement,
NSN assigned to the item and which will be used for
and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), and other special
When density of equipments
supported exceeds density spread indicated in the BOI,
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
the total authorization is increased accordingly.
used by the manufacturer (individual, company, firm,
corporation, or Government activity), which controls the
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard
design and characteristics of the item by means of its
of the basic quantity of the listed item as used in
engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and
performing the actual maintenance function.
inspection requirements to identify an item or range of
measure is expressed by a two-character alphabetical
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
When a stock numbered item is
requisitioned, the item received may
have a different part number than the
part being replaced.