that no specific quantity is applicable (e.g., shims,
reparable, condemn and dispose at the
general support level.
D-4. Special Information
-Reparable item. When beyond lower level
National stock numbers (NSN's) that are missing from P
source coded items have been applied for and will be
Condemnation and disposal not authorized
added to this TM by future change/revision when they
below depot level.
are entered in the Army Master Data File (AMDF). Until
the NSN's are established and published, submit
exception requisitions to: Commander, U S Army
c. National Stock Number. Indicates the National
Communications and Electronics Materiel Readiness-
stock number assigned to the item and will be used for
Command, ATTN: DRSEL-MM, Fort Monmouth, NJ
07703 for the part required to support your equipment.
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
used by the manufacturer (individual, company, firm,
D-5. How to Locate Repair Parts
corporation, or Government activity), which controls the
a. When National stock number or part number is
design and characteristics of the item by means of its
engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and
inspection requirements to identify an item or range of
Using the table of contents,
determine the functional group within which the item
This is necessary since illustrations are
prepared for functional groups and listings are divided
When a stock numbered item is
into the same groups.
(2) Second. Find the illustration covering the
received may have a different part
functional group to which the item belongs.
number than the part being replaced.
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM).
(3) Third. Identify the item on the illustration
The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in SB 708-42
and note the illustration figure and item number of the
which is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or
Government agency, etc.
(4) Fourth. Using the Repair Parts Listing,
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name
find the figure and item number noted on the illustration.
and, if required, a minimum description to identify the
b. When National stock number or part number is
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard
(1) First. Using the Index of National Stock
of the basic quantity of the listed item as used in
Numbers and Part Numbers, find the pertinent National
performing the actual maintenance function.
stock number or part number. This index is in NIIN
measure is expressed by a two-character alphabetical
sequence followed by a list of part numbers in
abbreviation (e.g., ea, in, pr, etc). When the unit of
alphameric sequence, cross-referenced to the
measure differs from the unit of issue, the lowest unit of
illustration figure number and item number.
issue that will satisfy the required units of measure will
(2) Second. After finding the figure and item
number, locate the figure and item number in the repair
h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the
quantity of the item used in the breakout shown on the
illustration figure, which is prepared for a functional
group, subfunctional group, or an assembly. A "V"
appearing in this column in lieu of a quantity indicates
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