e. National Supply Code for Manufacturer
(NSCM). The NSCM is a 5-digit numeric code
listed in SM 708-42 which is used to identify the
manufacturer, distributor or Government agency,
f. Description. Indicates the National item name
and, if required, a minimum description to identify
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the
standard of the basic quantity of the listed item as
used in performing the actual maintenance
function. This measure is expressed by a two-
character alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ea, in, pr,
etc.). When the unit of measure differs from the
unit of issue, the lowest unit of issue that will
satisfy the required units of measure will be
h. Quantity Furnished with Equipment (Basic
Issue Items Only). Not applicable.
i. Quantity Authorized (Items Troop Installed or
Authorized Only). Not applicable.
j. Quantity Incorporated in Unit. Indicates the
quantity of the item used in the breakout shown on
the illustration figure, which is prepared for a
functional group, subfunctional group or an
assembly. A V appearing in this column in lieu of a
quantity indicates that no specific quantity is
applicable (eg, shims, spacers, etc.).
C-4. Special Information
The illustrations in this appendix are keyed to the
repair parts lists and to assist in maintaining the
C-5. How to Locate Repair Parts
a. When National Stock Number or Reference
Number is Unknown.
(1) First. Using the table of contents, determine
the functional group or subgroup within which the
repair part belongs. This is necessary since
illustrations are prepared for functional groups or
subgroups and listings are divided in the same
(2) Second. Find the illustration covering the
functional group or subgroup to which the repair part
(3) Third. Identify the repair part on the
illustration and note the illustration figure and item
number of the repair part.
(4) Fourth. Using the Repair Parts Listing, find
the functional group/subgroup to which the repair
part belongs and locate the illustration figure and
item number noted on the illustration.
b. When National Stock Number or Reference
Number is Known.
(1) First. Using the Index or National Stock
Numbers and Reference Numbers, find the pertinent
National Stock Number or Reference Number. This
index is in the ascending NSN sequence followed by
alphanumeric sequence, cross-referenced to the
illustration figure number and item number.
(2) Second. After finding the figure and item
number, locate figure and item number in the repair