on unserviceable items. The recoverability code is
h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the
entered in the fifth position of the uniform SMR code
quantity of the item used in the breakout shown on the
format as follows:
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 no specific quantity is applicable (e.g., shims,
unserviceable, condemn and dispose at
E-4 SPECIAL INFORMATION. Not applicable.
the level indicated in position 3.
Reparable item. When uneconomically
E-5 HOW TO LOCATE REPAIR PARTS.
reparable, condemn and dispose at the
direct support level.
a. When National Stock Number or Part Number is
Reparable item. When beyond lower
level repair capability, return to depot.
Using the table of contents,
authorized below depot level.
determine the functional group or subgroup within which
the item belongs. This is necessary since illustrations
c. National Stock Number (NSN). Indicates the
are prepared for functional groups or subgroups, and
NSN assigned to the item and which will be used for
listings are divided into the same groups.
(2) Second. Find the illustration covering the
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
functional group or subgroup to which the item belongs.
used by the manufacturer (individual, company, firm,
(3) Third. Identify the item on the illustration
corporation, or Government activity), which controls the
and note the illustration figure and item number of 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
(4) Fourth. Using the Repair Parts Listing,
find the figure and item number notes on the illustration.
b. When National Stock Number or Part Number is
NOTE: When a stock numbered item
is requisitioned, the item received
(1) First. Using the Index of National Stock
may have a different part number
Numbers and Part Numbers, find the pertinent NSN or
than the part being replaced.
part number. This index is in NIIN sequence, followed
by a list of part numbers in alphanumeric sequence,
cross-referenced to the illustration figure number and
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM).
The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in SB 708-
41/42 which is used to identify the manufacturer,
(2) Second. After finding the figure and item
distributor, or Government agency, etc.
number, locate the figure and item number in the repair
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name
and, if required, a minimum description to identify the
E-6 ABBREVIATIONS. (Examples)
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard
of the basic quantity of the listed item as used in
performing the actual maintenance function.
measure is expressed by a two-character alphabetical
abbreviation (e.g., ea, in, pr, etc.). When the U/M
unified coarse thread
differs from the unit of issue, the lowest unit of issue that
will satisfy the required U/M will be requisitioned.