INTRODUCTION - Continued
Repairable item. When uneconomically repairable, condemn and dispose at the general
Repairable item. When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot. Condemnation
and disposal not authorized below depot level. j
Repairable item. Repair, condemnation, and disposal not authorized below
depot/specialized repair activity level.
Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons (i.e.,
precious metal content, high dollar value, critical material or hazardous material). Refer to
appropriate manuals/directives for specific instructions.
c. National Stock Number. Indicates the National stock number assigned to the item and which will be used for
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer which controls the design and
characteristics of the item by means of its engineering drawings, specifications standards, and inspection requirements to
identify an item or range of items.
When a stock numbered item is requisitioned, the repair part received may have a
different part number than the 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 used to identify the manufacturer, distributor or Government agency, etc.
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name and, if required, a minimum description to identify the item. Items
that are included in kits and sets are listed below the name of the kit or set, with the quantity of each item in the kit or set
indicated in the quantity incorporated in unit column. When the part to be used differs between serial numbers of the
same model, the effective serial numbers are shown as the last line of the description. In the Special Tools List, the
initial basis of issue (BOI) appears as the last line in the entry for each special support equipment. When density of
equipments supported exceeds density spread indicated in the basis of issue, the total authorization is increased
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard of the basic quantity of the listed item as used in performing the
actual maintenance function. This measure is expressed by a two-character alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ea, in., pr,
etc.). When the unit of measure differs from the unit of issue, the lowest unit of issue that will satisfy the required units of
measure will be requisitioned.