5-14. M3 TAP COVERALLS.
This task covers:
Inspect M3 TAP Coveralls
Test M3 TAP Coveralls
Repair Coverall Material
Repair Strapping and Tunnels
Replace Snap Fasteners
Replace Webbing and Buckles
Air Leakage Tester, Q79A1 (Appendix B, Section III, Item 1)
Brush, Paint, 3.5 inch (Appendix F, Item 6)
Maintenance Kit (Appendix B, Section III, Item 2)
Roller, Hand (Appendix F, Item 16)
Sewing Machine (Appendix B, Section III, Item 4)
Adhesive, Caroline (Appendix F, Item 3)
Buckle (Appendix C-2, Item 1)
Chalk, White (Appendix F, Item 1)
GERAPON T77 (Appendix F, Item 6)
Ink Pad, Rubber Stamp (Appendix F, Item 11)
Ink, Stencil (Appendix F, Item 12)
Snap Fastener (Appendix C-2, Item 2)
Snap Fastener (Appendix C-2, Item 5)
Stencil Roller (Appendix F, Item 18)
Talc, Tech (Appendix F, Item 21)
Thread, Polyester (Appendix C-2, Item 4)
Toluene (Appendix F, Item 23)
Webbing, 3/4 inch (Appendix C-2, Item 3)
Coveralls must be clean and decontaminated.
Inspect M3 TAP Coveralls.
General Inspection Criteria. A minimum of 150 foot candles of uniform illumination is required at the
inspection surface. Inspections must be done with the naked eye. Any defects noted can be more closely examined with
magnification no greater than 10X The number of patches allowed per serviceable coverall shall be 20, with a maximum
of 8 per panel. Only patches on the outside of the coverall in critical areas will be counted towards the 20-patch
maximum allowance. Non-critical areas of the coverall are sleeve and leg edges, top of the neck area covered by the
hood, belt, and gusset. Standard inspection procedures include an initial visual examination utilizing the following
method. Record inspection results on DA Form 2404. If inspection reveals a condition that renders the coveralls
unserviceable, turn-in IAW local SOP.
Remove all jewelry and long finger nails prior to handling TAP Ensemble components.
Failure to do so may result in damage to TAP Ensemble components.