hour at one meter (3.3 feet) from the external surface of
(3) After you operate. Be sure to perform your
the package. The number must be rounded up to the first
after (A) PMCS.
decimal place. For example, a reading of 0.11 should be
rounded to 0.2. The typical TI number for testers is .05.
c. The procedure column of your PMCS table
The TI is used to designate the degree of control to be
tells you how to do the required checks and services.
exercised by the carrier during transportation.
Carefully follow these instructions. If you do not have the
tools, or if the procedure tells you to, contact the unit
f. When a tester shipment is received,
immediately perform a wipe test to determine whether or
not the radioactive sources were damaged during
d. If your equipment does not perform as
required, refer to the manual troubleshooting section for
possible problems. Report any malfunctions or failures
g. Only serial numbered testers listed on item
on the proper DA Form 2404 or refer to DA Pamphlet
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
The terms ready/available and mission
capable refer to the same status:
Equipment is on hand and is able to
5-17. OPERATOR/UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
perform all its combat missions without
further endangering the lives of crew or
CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
operators in a combat environment (see
DA Pamphlet 738-750).
Your Preventive Maintenance Check and Services table
f. Always do your PMCS in the same order so it
lists the inspection and care of your equipment required
gets to be a habit. Once you've had some practice, you'll
to keep it in good operating condition.
spot anything wrong in a hurry.
a. The number column of your PMCS is the
g. While performing PMCS, observe WARNING
source for the number used on the TM column on DA
and CAUTIONS preceding those operations which could
endanger your safety or result in damage to the
b. The interval column of your PMCS table tells
you when to do a certain check or service.
(1) Keep it clean; dirt, grease, oil and debris only
get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Use
(1) Before you operate. Always keep in mind the
dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces.
WARNING S and CAUTIONS. Perform your before (B)
(2) Bolts, nuts, and screws: check that they are
not loose, missing, bent or broken. Tighten any bolt, nut,
(2) While you operate. Always keep in mind the
or screw that you find loose.
WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Perform your during (D)