hour at one meter (3.3 feet) from the external surface of
the package. The number must be rounded up to the first
decimal place. For example, a reading of 0.11 should be
rounded to 0.2. The typical TI number for testers is .05.
The TI is used to designate the degree of control to be
exercised by the carrier during transportation.
immediately perform a wipe test to determine whether or
not the radioactive sources were damaged during
g. Only serial numbered testers listed on item
manager letter for repair/overhaul should be sent to the
manufacturer. No replacements are allowed without
notification of item manager, AMSTA-FHV, AV 786-
7787/5827 or Commercial (313) 574-7787/5827. (See
Para 4-20 for additional information).
5-17. OPERATOR/UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Your Preventive Maintenance Check and Services table
lists the inspection and care of your equipment required
to keep it in good operating condition.
a. The number column of your PMCS is the
source for the number used on the TM column on DA
b. The interval column of your PMCS table tells
you when to do a certain check or service.
(1) Before you operate. Always keep in mind the
WARNING S and CAUTIONS. Perform your before (B)
(2) While you operate. Always keep in mind the
WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Perform your during (D)
(3) After you operate. Be sure to perform your
after (A) PMCS.
c. The procedure column of your PMCS table
tells you how to do the required checks and services.
Carefully follow these instructions. If you do not have the
tools, or if the procedure tells you to, contact the unit
d. If your equipment does not perform as
required, refer to the manual troubleshooting section for
possible problems. Report any malfunctions or failures
on the proper DA Form 2404 or refer to DA Pamphlet
The terms ready/available and mission
capable refer to the same status:
Equipment is on hand and is able to
perform all its combat missions without
further endangering the lives of crew or
operators in a combat environment (see
DA Pamphlet 738-750).
f. Always do your PMCS in the same order so it
gets to be a habit. Once youve had some practice, youll
spot anything wrong in a hurry.
g. While performing PMCS, observe WARNING
and CAUTIONS preceding those operations which could
endanger your safety or result in damage to the
(1) Keep it clean; dirt, grease, oil and debris only
get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Use
dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces.
(2) Bolts, nuts, and screws: check that they are
not loose, missing, bent or broken. Tighten any bolt, nut,
or screw that you find loose.