5-12. M3 TAP AND M40 TAP SPECIAL PURPOSE HOODS.
This task covers: a. Inspect M3 TAP/M40 TAP Special Purpose Hoods
b. Repair Stitching
c. Repair Hood Material
d. Repair Strapping and Tunnels
e. Replace Snap Fasteners
f. Replace Shoulder Straps
Maintenance Kit (Appendix B, Section III, Item 2)
Roller, Hand (Appendix B, Section III, Item 4)
Sewing Machine (Appendix B, Section III, Item 5)
Adhesive, Carboline (Appendix F, Item 3)
Alcohol, Isopropyl (Appendix F, Item 4)
Buckle, Tongueless (Appendix C-1, Item 1)
Chalk, White (Appendix F, Item 1)
Cloth, Nylon, Butyl Rubber Coated (Appendix C-1, Item 3)
Ink Pad, Rubber Stamp (Appendix F, Item 11)
Ink, Stencil (Appendix F, Item 12)
Snap Fastener (Appendix C-1, Item 2)
Stencil Roller (Appendix F, Item 18)
Thread, Polyester (Appendix C-1, Item 4)
Talc, Tech (Appendix F, Item 13)
Inspect. Inspect hood in accordance with procedures outlined in Table 2-1. Use Equipment Inspection and
Maintenance Worksheet DA Form 2404 to record all defects found. The maximum number of patches allowed on the
outside of hood is 15 or 10 in any one of the seven major sections. If inspection reveals a condition that renders the
hood unserviceable, turn-in IAW local SOP, otherwise, stencil hood with next inspection due date.
Repair Stitching. Repair stitching IAW procedures in paragraph 5-8. All stitching shall be
Type 301, with 8 - 10 stitches per inch. See paragraph 5-8.
Repair Hood Material. No more than 15 patches may be applied to the outside and no more than 10 may be
applied to the outside of any of the seven major sections of the hood. Repair IAW paragraph 5-9.
Repair Strapping and Tunnels. Repair strapping and tunnels IAW paragraph 5-10.
Replace Snap Fasteners. Replace snap fasteners IAW paragraph 5-11.