MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART
This section provides a general explanation
authorized at various maintenance levels.
b. The Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) in Section II designates overall authority and
responsibility for the performance of maintenance functions on the identified end item or compo-
nent. The application of the maintenance functions to the end item or component
tent with the capacities and capabilities of the designated maintenance levels.
F U N C T I O N S . Maintenance functions will be limited to and defined as
M A C1 )
a. I n s p e c t . T o d e t e r m i n e t h e s e r v i c e a b i l i t y o f a n i t e m b y c o m p a r i n g i t s p h y s i c a l , m e c h a n i c a l ,
and/or electrical characteristics with established standards through examination (e.g., by sight,
sound, or feel).
b. Test. To verify serviceability by measuring the mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or elec-
trical characteristics of an item and comparing those characteristics with prescribed standards.
c. S e r v i c e . O p e r a t i o n s r e q u i r e d p e r i o d i c a l l y t o k e e p a n i t e m i n p r o p e r o p e r a t i n g c o n d i t i o n , i . e . ,
to clean (includes decontaminate, when required), to preserve, to drain, to paint, or to replenish
d. A d j u s t . To maintain or regulate, within prescribed limits, by bringing into proper or exact
position, or by setting the operating characteristics to specified parameters.
e. Aline. To adjust specified variable elements of an item to bring about optimum or desired
Exception is authorized for ammunition MAC to permit the redesignation/redefinition of
function headings to more adequately identify
designations and definitions will be included in
the appropriate technical