( FSCM ). The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code
H. . . . . . support item b removed, replaced, wed at the
listed in SB 708-42 which is used to identify the
general support level.
m a n u f a c t u r e r , d i s t r i b u t o r , or Government
D... . . support items that are removed, replaced, used at
dept, mobile depot, specialized repair activity
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name
and, if required, a minimum description to
(b) The maintenance code entered in the
identify the item.
fourth position indicates whether the item is to be
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates
repaired and identified the lowest maintenance
standard of the basic quantity of the listed item
level with the capability to perform complete
as used in performing the actual maintenance
repair (i.e., all authorized maintenance func-
function. This measure is expressed by a two-
tions). This position will contain one of the
character, alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ea. in,
following maintenance codes:
pr, etc). When the unit of measure differs from
the unit of issue, the lowest unit of issue that will
D . . . . . . . The lowest maintenance level capable of complete
repair of the support item is the depot level,
satisfy the required units of measure will be
performed by depot.
z ., . . . . . Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.
h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the
quantity of the item used in the breakout shown
(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability
in the illustration figure, which is prepared for a
codes are assigned to support items to indicate
the disposition action on unserviceable items. The
recoverability code is entered in the fifth position
B-4. Special Information
of the Uniform SMR Code format l s follows:
B-5. How to Locate Repair Parts
a. When Federal Stock Number or Part
Nonreparable items. When unserviceable, condemn
and dispose at the level indicated in position 3.
Number is Unknown:
D. . . . . . . Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair
(1) First. Using the table of c o n t e n t s ,
capability, return to depot. Condemnation l nd
determine the functional group within which the
disposal not authorized below depot level.
repair part belongs. This is necessary since
c. Federal Stock Number. Indicates the Federal
illustrations are prepared for functional groups,
stock number assigned to the item and will be
and listinge are divided into the same groups.
used for requisitioning purposes.
(2) Second. Find the illustration covering the
functional group to which the repair part belongs.
To convert a Federal stock number (FSN)
(3) Third. Identify the repair part on the
to a National stock number (NSN), add
illustration and note the illustration figure and
"00" after the
item number of the repair part.
Classification (FSC) code (first four
(4) Fourth. Using the Repair Parts Listing,
digits). For example, FSN 6625-553-0142
find the figure and item number noted on the
when converted is NSN 6625-00-553-
b . When Federal Stock Number or Part
Number is Known:
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
(1) First. Using the Index of Federal Stock
used by the manufacturer (individual, company,
Numbers and Part Numbers, find the pertinent
firm, corporation, or Government activity), which
Federal stock number or part number. This index
controls the design and characteristics of the item
is in ascending FSN sequence followed by a list of
by means of its engineering drawings,
part. numbers in ascending alphameric sequence,
cross-referenced to the illustration figure number
requirements, to identify an item- or range of
and item number.
(2) Second. After finding the figure and item
number, locate the figure and item number in the
W h e n a stocked numbered item is
repair parts list.
requisitioned, the repair part received
may have a different part number than
the part being replaced.
l . Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer
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