c. FSCM (Column (3)). The Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM) is a 5-digit numeric code
which is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc., that supplies the
d. Part Number (Column (4)). Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer (individual, com-
pany, firm, corporation, or Government activity), which controls the design and characteristics of the item
by means of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and inspection requirements to identify
an item or range of items.
When you use a NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may have
a different part number from the part ordered.
e. Description and Usable on Code (UOC) (Column (5)). This column includes the following information.
(1) The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
(2) The statement "END OF FIGURE" appears just below the last item description in Column (5) for a
given figure in both section II and section Ill.
f. Qty. (Column (6)). 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 that the quantity is variable and the quantity may vary from ap-
plication to application.
4. Explanation of Columns (Section IV)
a. National Stock Number (NSN) Index.
(I) Stock number column. This column lists the NSN by National item identification number (NIIN) se-
quence. The NIIN consists of the last nine digits of the NSN. When using this column to locate an item,
ignore the first four digits of the NSN. When requisitioning items use the complete NSN (13 digits).
(2) Fig. column, This column lists the number of the figure where the item is identified/located. The il-
lustrations are in numerical sequence in sections II and Ill.
(3) Item column, The item number identifies the item associated with the figure listed in the adjacent
Fig. column. This item is also identified by the NSN listed on the same line.
b. Part Number Index. Part numbers in this index are listed by part number in ascending alphameric se-
(1) FSCM column. This column lists the Federal supply code for manufacturer (FSCM).
(2) Part number column. This column indicates the part number assigned to the item.
(3) Stock number column. This column lists the National stock number for the associated part
number and manufacturer identified in the part number and FSCM columns to the left.
(4) Fig. column. This column lists the number of the figure where the item is identified/located in sec-
tions II and Ill,
(5) Item column. The item number is that number assigned to the item as it appears in the figure
referenced in the adjacent figure number column.
5. Special Information
a. Associated Publications. The publication listed below pertains to the AS-1729/VRC and its com-
TM 11-5985-262-14, Antenna AS-1729/VRC
b. Nationa/ Stock Numbers. National stock numbers (NSN'S) that are missing from P source coded
items have been applied for and will be added to this TM by future change/revision when they are entered
in the Army Master Data File (A MD F). Until the NSN'S are established and published, submit exception re-
quisitions to: Commander, US Army Communications-Electronics Command and Fort Monmouth, ATTN:
AMSEL-MM. Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703-5006 for the part required to support your equipment.
6. How to Locate Repair Parts
a. When National stock number or part number is not known.
(1) First. Using the table of contents, determine the assembly group or subassembly group to which
the item belongs. This is necessary since figures are prepared for assembly groups and subassembly
groups, and listings are divided into the same groups.
(2) Second. Find the figure covering the assembly group or subassembly group to which the item