character alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ea,
c. National Stock Number.
in, pr, etc.]. When the unit of measure differs from
National stock number assigned to the item and
the unit of issue, the lowest unit of issue that will
which will be used for requisitioning.
satisfy the required units of measure will be
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
used by the manufacturer (individual, company,
h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the
fire, coporation, or Government activity), which
quantity of the item used in the breakout shown
controls the design and chararistics of the item
on the illustration figure, which is prepared for a
by means of its engineering drawings, speci-
functional group, subfunctional group, or an
fications, standards, and inspection requirements
assembly. A "V" appearing in this column is in
to identify an item or range of items.
lieu of a quantity and indicates that no specific
quantity is applicable, (e.g., shims, spacers, etc.).
When a stock number item is requisitioned, the
item received may have a different part number
C-4. How to Locate Repair Parts.
than the part being replaced.
a. When National Stock Number or Part Num-
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer-
ber is Unknown.
(FSCM). The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code
(1) First. Find the illustration covering the
listed in SB 708-42 which is used to identify the
functional group to which the item belongs.
manufacturer, distributor, or Goverment agency,
(2) Second. Identify the item on the il-
lustration and note the illustration figure and item
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name
number of the item.
and, if required, a minimum description to identify
(3) Third. Using the Repair Parts Listing,
the item. Items that are included in kits and sets
find the figure and item number noted on the
are listed below the name of the kit or set with the
quantity of each item in the kit or set indicated in
b . When National Stock Number or Part
the quantity incorporated in unit column. In the
Number is Known.
Special Tools List, the initial basis of issue (BOI)
(1) First. Using the Index of National Stock
appears as the last line in the entry for each
Numbers and Part Numbers find the pertinent
special tool, special TMDE, and other special
National stock number or part number. This index
support equipment. When density of equipments
is in NIN sequence followed by a list of part
supported exceeds density spread indicated in the
numbers in alphameric sequence, cross-referenced to
basis of issue, the total authorization is increased
the illustration figure number and item number.
(2) Second. After finding the figure and item
g . Unit of Measure ( U / m . Indicates the
number, locate the figure and item number in the
standard of the basic quantity of the listed item as
repair parts list.
used in performing the actual maintenance fun-
ction. This measure is expressed by a two