e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM).
The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in SB
F--The lowest maintenance level capable of com-
708-42 which is used to identify the manufacturer,
plete repair of the support item is the direct
distributor, or Government agency, etc.
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name
H--The lowest maintenance level capable of com-
and, if required, a minimum description to identify
plete repair of the support item is the general
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard
D--The lowest maintenance level capable of com-
of the basic quantity of the listed item as used in
plete repair of the support item is the depot
performing the actual maintenance function. This
measure is e x p r e s s e d by a two-character
ZNonreparable. No repair is authorized.
alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ea, in, pr, etc). When
(3) Recoverability code. Recoverability codes
the unit of measure differs from the unit of issue, the
are assigned to support items to indicate the
lowest unit of issue that will satisfy the required
disposition action on unserviceable items. The
units of measure will be requisitioned.
recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of
h. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the
the Uniform SMR Code format as follows:
quantity of the item used in the breakout shown on
the illustration figure, which is prepared for a func-
tional group, subfunctional group, or an assembly.
4. Special Information
Z--Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, con-
a. Usable on codes are shown in the description
demn and dispose at the level indicated in
column. Uncoded items are applicable to all models.
Identification of the usable on codes used in this
F R e p a r a b l e i t e m . W h e n uneconomically
reparable, condemn and dispose at the direct
H R e p a r a b l e i t e m . W h e n uneconomically
reparable, condemn and dispose at the general
D--Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair
capability, return to depot. Condemnation
b. The following publications pertain to the
and disposal not authorized below depot level.
L--Reparable item. Repair, condemnation, and
disposal n o t authorized below depot/
MT-3809/APX-72, MT-3948/APX-72 and its com-
specialized repair activity level,
A--Item requires special handling or condemnation
TM 11-5895-490-20, Receiver-Transmitter, Radio
procedures because of specific reasons (i.e.,
R T - 8 5 9 / A P X - 7 2 and RT-859A/APX-72 and
precious metal content, high dollar value,
critical material or hazardous material). Refer
to appropriate manuals/directives for specific
R a d i o R T - 8 5 9 / A P X - 7 2 a n d Mountings
c. National Stock Number. Indicates the National
MT-3809/APX-72 and MT-3948/APX-72
stock number assigned to the item and will be used
TM 11 -5895 -490-35, Receiver-Transmitters, Radio
for requisitioning purposes.
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
used by the manufacturer (individual, company,
firm, corporation, or Government activity), which
APX-72 (Bendix Communications Division)
controls the design and characteristics of the item
5. How to Locate Repair Parts
by means of its e n g i n e e r i n g drawings,
a. When National stock number or part number is
requirements to identify an item or range of items.
(1) First. Using the table of contents, determine
When a stock numbered item is
the functional group within which the item belongs.
This is necessary since illustrations are prepared for
requisitioned, the repair part received
functional groups and listings are divided into the
may have a different part number than
the part being replaced.