a g e n c y , etc.
f . Description. Indicates the Federal item name
a n d , if required, a minimum description to iden-
F-The lowest maintenance level capable of com-
tify the item.
plete repair of the support item is the
direct support level.
standard of the basic quantity of the listed item as
D-The lowest maintenance level capable of com-
used in performing the actual maintenance func-
plete repair of the support item is the depot
tion. This measure is expressed by a two-character
alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ea, in, pr, etc).
W h e n the unit of measure differs from the unit of
Z-Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.
issue, the lowest unit of issue that will satisfy the
r e q u i r e d units of measure will be requisitioned.
( 3 ) Recoverability code. R e c o v e r a b i l i t y
a r e assigned to support items to indicate the dis-
h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. I n d i c a t e s
p o s i t i o n action on unserviceable items. The recov-
the quantity of the item used in the breakout
erability code is entered in the fifth position of the
shown on the illustration figure, which is prepared
Uniform SMR Code format as follows:
f o r a functional group, subfunctional group, or an
Z-Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, con-
d e m n and dispose at the level indicated in
T h e following publication pertains to the SB-86/P
a n d its components:
F-Reparable item. When uneconomically repar-
able, condemn and dispose at the direct
s u p p o r t level.
L-Reparable item. Repair, condemnation, and
5 . How to Locate Repair Parts
disposal not authorized below depot/spe-
cialized repair activity level.
a. When National stock number or part number
c. National Stock Number. Indicates the Na-
(1) First. Using the table of contents, deter-
t i o n a l stock number assigned to the item and will
m i n e the functional group within which the item
be used for requisitioning purposes.
b e l o n g s . This is necessary since illustrations are
d . Part Number. I n d i c a t e s t h e p r i m a r y n u m b e r
prepared for functional groups and listings are
used by the manufacturer (individual, company,
d i v i d e d into the same groups.
f i r m , corporation, or Government activity), which
(2) Second. Find
c o n t r o l s the design and characteristics of the item
t h e functional group to which the item belongs.
by means of its engineering drawings, specifica-
tions, standards, and inspection requirements to
(3) T h i r d . Identify the item on the illustra-
i d e n t i f y an item or range of items.
tion and note the illustration figure and item num-
b e r of the item.
(4) F o u r t h . U s i n g t h e R e p a i r P a r t s L i s t i n g ,
find the figure and item number noted on the
W h e n a stock numbered item is requisi-
tioned, the repair part received may have
a different part number than the part
b. When National stock number or part number
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer
(1) First. U s i n g t h e I n d e x o f N a t i o n a l S t o c k
( F S C M ) . The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code
Numbers and Part Numbers, find the pertinent
listed in SB 708-42 which is used to identify