have a different part number than the
Support item is removed, replaced,
used at the general support level.
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer
Support items that are removed, re-
(FSCM). The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code list-
placed, used at depot, mobile depot,
ed in SB 708-42 which is used to identify the
specialized repair activity only.
manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency,
(b) The maintenance code entered in the
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item
fourth position indicates whether the item is to be
name and, if required, a minimum description to
repaired and identifies the lowest maintenance
identify the item.
level with the capability to perform complete re-
Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the stan-
pair (i. e., all authorized maintenance functions).
of the basic quantity of the listed item as
This position will contain one of the following
in performing the actual maintenance func-
This measure is expressed by a two-char-
alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ea, in., pr,
The lowest maintenance level capa-
ble of complete repair of the sup-
h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates
port item is the depot level.
the quantity of the item used in the breakout
shown on the illustration figure, which is prepared
N on reparable. No repair is
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, spacers, etc.).
(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability
codes are assigned to support items to indicate
B-4. Special Information. (Not Applicable)
the disposition action on unserviceable items. The
B-5. How to Locate Repair Parts.
recoverability code is entered in the fifth position
of the Uniform SMR Code format as follows:
a. When National Stock Number or Part
Number is Unknown:
Nonreparable item. When un-
(1) First. Find the illustration covering
serviceable, condemn and dispose
the group to which the repair part belongs.
at the level indicated in position 3.
(2) Second. Identify the repair part on
Reparable item. When beyond lower
the illustration and note the illustration figure and
level repair capability, return to de-
item number of the repair part.
pot. Condemnation and disposal not
(3) Third. Using the Repair Parts Listing,
authorized below depot level.
find the figure and item number noted on the il-
National Stock Number. Indicates the Na-
b. When National Stock Number or Part
tional stock number assigned to the item and will
Number is Known.
be used for requisitioning purposes.
(1) First. Using the Index of National
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary numb-
Stock Numbers and Part Numbers, find the perti-
er used by the manufacturer (individual, company,
nent National stock number or part number. This
firm, corporation, or Government activity), which
index is in ascending NSN sequence followed by
controls the design and characteristics of the item
a list of part numbers in ascending alphanumeric
by means of its engineering drawings, spec-
sequence, cross-referenced to the illustration fig-
ifications standards and inspection requirements,
ure number and item number.
to identify an item or range of items.
(2) Second. After finding the figure and
item number, locate the figure and item number in
the repair parts list.
When a stock numbered item is requisi-
tioned, the repair part received may
B-6. Abbreviations. (Not Applicable)