(3) Receiving packaging material (of
expended ammunition), returned from organiza-
tional units, which are required for ammuni-
Operations are not restricted to those in this
manual and depend on the degree and/or type
of maintenance being performed. Levels of
d. TM 9-1300-250 contains instructions for
maintenance to be performed are prescribed in
line layout and preparation of an SOP Prior to
the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) in
starting any maintenance operation, an SOP
and a maintenance line layout must be pre-
pared. Refer to TM 9-1300-250 for instructions.
Direct Support Maintenance
e. Expendable and durable materials used
a. Direct support maintenance will be per-
by direct support and general support mainte-
formed on demolition items as authorized by
nance personnel are listed in Appendix C.
the MAC under the following conditions:
General Support Maintenance
(1) Whenever care and preservation is
required to ensure serviceability over a longer
a. General support maintenance will be per-
formed on demolition items, as authorized by
the MAC, under the same conditions as direct
(2) When requested by operator and/or
support. However, they will perform mainte-
organizational units to inspect suspected unserv-
nance on larger stocks of ammunition outside
iceable ammunition. In addition to inspection,
the capability or authorization of direct support
to test items and perform maintenance to
return items to serviceable condition.
b. Demilitarization of unserviceable ammu-
(3) Perform maintenance to correct defi-
nition ma be performed by these units in accor-
ciencies in suspended ammunition lots.
dance with TM 9-1300-206.
(4) To inspect ammunition upon
c. These units will stock replacement com-
receipt from ammunition supply points.
ponents, packaging materials, and expendable
supplies to support lower level maintenance
b. Maintenance operations include but are
not limited to:
d. Prior to starting any maintenance opera-
(1) Cleaning and protection of individ-
tions, an SOP and a maintenance line layout
ual items and packing material.
must be prepared. Refer to TM 9-1300-250 for
Removal of light rust.
Rust Removal and Touchup
(3) Repair of boxes, containers, and
Receive items requiring rust removal
(4) Spot and complete painting and
and/or touchup from unpacking or
c. Ammunition companies are responsible
Using cloth dampened with solvent,
remove minor rust and defective mark-
ings as well as possible.
(1) Providing technical assistance to
Use abrasive material or nonferrous
wire brush to remove remaining rust
(2) Stocking authorized replacement
components, packing materials, and expendable
For components and supplies not
Using paint brush and required enamel,
authorized for storage, requisitions will be sub-
touchup surfaces of demolition item
mitted to an inventory control point (ICP).
where original coating has been dam-
aged or removed. See table 4-2 for paint