h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the quan-
tity of the item used in the breakout shown on the illus-
tration figure, which is prepared for a functional group,
Z - Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.
subfunctional group, or an assembly. A "V" appearing in
this column in lieu of a quantity indicates that no specific
(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability codes are
quantity is applicable (e.g., shims, spacers, etc.).
assigned to support items to indicate the disposition action
on unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered
in the fifth position of the uniform SMR code format as
C-4 SPECIAL INFORMATION. Action change codes in-
dicated in the left-hand margin of the listing page denote
N - Indicates an added item.
- Nonreparable item. When unserviceable,
C - Indicates a change in data.
condemn and dispose at the level indi-
cated in position 3.
R - Indicates a change in NSN only.
- Reparable item. When uneconomically
reparable, condemn and dispose at the
direct support level.
C-5 HOW TO LOCATE REPAIR PARTS.
- Reparable item. When beyond lower level
a. When National Stock Number or Part Number is
repair capability, return to depot. Con-
demnation and disposal not authorized
below depot level.
(1) First. Using the table of contents, determine the
c. National Stock Number (NSN). Indicates the NSN
fictional group or subgroup within which the item
assigned to the item and which will be used for requisi-
belongs. This is necessary since illustrations are prepared for
fictional groups or subgroups, and listings are divided into
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number used by
the same groups.
the manufacturer (individual, company, firm, corporation,
(2) Second. Find the illustration covering the func-
or Government activity), which controls the design and
tional group or subgroup to which the item belongs.
characteristics of the item by means of its engineering draw-
(3) Third. Identify the item on the illustration and
ings, specifications, standards, and inspection requirements
note the illustration figure and item number of the item.
to identify an item or range of items.
(4) Fourth. Using the Repair Parts Listing, find the
figure and item number notes on the illustration.
NOTE: When a stock numbered item is requisitioned, the
item received may have a different part number than the
b. When National Stock Number or Part Number is
part being replaced.
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM). The
FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in SB 708-42 which is
(1) First. Using the Index of National Stock
used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Govern-
Numbers and Part Numbers, find the pertinent NSN or part
ment agency, etc.
number. This index is in NIIN sequence, followed by a list
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name and, if
of part numbers in alphanumeric sequence, cross-referenced
required, a minimum description to identify the item.
to the illustration figure number and item number.
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard of the
(2) Second. After finding the figure and item
basic quantity of the listed item as used in performing the
number, locate the figure and item number in the repair
actual maintenance function. This measure is expressed by
a two-character alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ea, in, pr,
etc.). When the U/M differs from the unit of issue, the
lowest unit of issue that will satisfy the required U/M will
C-6 ABBREVIATIONS. Not applicable.