(3) Recoverability code. Recoverability codes
Cannibalization or salvage may be
are assigned to support items to indicate the disposition
used as a source of supply for any
action on unserviceable items. The recoverability code
items source coded above except
is entered in the fifth position of the Uniform SMR Code
those coded XA and aircraft support
format as follows:
items as restricted by AR 700-42.
Z-Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and
(2) Maintenance code. Maintenance codes
dispose at the level indicated in position 3.
are assigned to indicate the levels of maintenance
O-Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn
authorized to USE and REPAIR support items. The
and dispose at organizational level.
maintenance codes are entered in the third and fourth
F-Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn
positions of the Uniform SMR Code format as follows:
and dispose at the direct support level.
(a) The maintenance codes entered in the
H-Reparable level. When uneconomically reparable, condemn
and dispose at the general support level.
third position will indicate the lowest maintenance level
D-Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair capability,
authorized to remove, replace, and use the support item.
return to depot.
Condemnation and disposal not
The maintenance code entered in the third position will
authorized below depot level.
indicate one of the following levels of maintenance:
L-Reparable item. Repair, condemnation and disposal not
authorized below depot/specialized repair activity level.
A-Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures
because of specific reasons (i.e., precious metal
C-Crew or operator maintenance performed within
content, high dollar value, critical material or hazardous
material). Refer to appropriate manuals/directives for
O-Support item is removed, replaced, used at the
c. National Stock Number. indicates the National
F-Support Item is removed, replaced, used at the direct
stock number assigned to the item and will be used for
H-Support item is removed, replaced, used at the general
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
D-Support items that are removed, replaced, used at depot,
used by the manufacturer (individual, company, firm,
mobile depot, specialized repair activity only.
corporation, or Government activity), which controls the
(b) The maintenance code entered in the
design and characteristics of the item by means of its
fourth position indicates whether the item is to be
engineering drawings, specifications standards, and
repaired and identifies the lowest maintenance level with
inspection requirements, to identify an item or range or
the capability to perform complete repair (i.e., all
authorized maintenance functions). This position will
contain one of the following maintenance codes:
When a stock numbered item is
requisitioned, the item received may
have a different part number than the
part being replaced.
O-The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of
the support Item is the organizational level.
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM).
F-The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of
The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in SB 708-42
the support item is the direct support level.
H-The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of
which is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or
the support item is the general support level.
Government agency, etc.
D-The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name
the support item is the depot level, performed by depot,
and, if required, a minimum description to identify the
mobile depot or specialized repair activity.
item. Items that are included in kits and sets are listed
L-Repair restricted to designated specialized repair
below the name of the kit or set with the quantity of each
item in the kit or set indicated in the quantity
Z-Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.
incorporated in unit column.
B-No repair is authorized.
The item may be
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard
reconditioned by adjusting, lubricating, etc., at the
of the basic quantity of the listed item as used in
user level. No parts or special tools are procured
performing the actual maintenance function.
for the maintenance of this item.
measure is expressed by a two-character alphabetical
abbreviation (e.g., in, per, etc.). When the unit