(2) Maintenance code indicates the lowest category of maintenance authorized to install the listed item. The
maintenance level codes are:
Direct Support Maintenance
General Support Maintenance
(3) Recoverability code indicates whether unserviceable items should be returned for recovery or salvage. Items
not coded are expendable. Recoverability codes are:
Repair parts and assemblies that are economically repairable at
DSU and GSU activities and are normally furnished by supply on an
Repair parts and assemblies which are economically repairable at
DSU and GSU activities and which normally are furnished by supply
on an exchange basis. When items are determined by GSU to be un-
economically repairable, they will be evacuated to a depot for evalu-
ation and analysis before final disposition.
High dollar value recoverable repair parts which are subject to
special handling and are issued on an exchange basis. Such repair
parts normally are repaired or overhauled at depot maintenance
Repair parts specifically selected for salvage by reclamation units
because of precious metal content, critical materials, or high dollar
value reusable casings or castings.
b. Federal Stock Number. Indicates the Federal stock number assigned to the item and will be used for
c. Description. Indicates the Federal item name and any additional description of the item required. A part number
or other reference number is followed by the applicable five-digit Federal supply code for manufacturers in parentheses.
d. Unit of Measure (U/M). A two character alphabetic abbreviation indicating the amount or quantity of the item
upon which the allowances are based, e. g., ft, ea, pr, etc.
e. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the quantity of the item used in the assembly. Subsequent appearances
of the same item in the same assembly are indicated by the letters "REF".