(3) Recoverability code. Recoverability codes are assigned to items to indicate the disposition action on unserviceable items. The recoverability code is
entered in the fifth position of the SMR code as follows:
- Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose of the item at the level of maintenance shown in 3d position of SMR code.
- Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at unit or aviation unit level.
- Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the intermediate direct support or aviation intermediate level.
- Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the intermediate general support level.
- Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot. Condemnation and disposal of item not authorized below depot level.
- Reparable item. Condemnation and disposal not authorized below specialized repair activity (SRA).
- Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons (e.g., precious metal content, high dollar value, critical
material, or hazardous material). Refer to appropriate manuals/directives for specific instructions.
c. FSCM (Column (3)). The Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM) is a 5-digit numeric code which is used to identify the manufacturer,
distributor, or Government agency, etc., that supplies the item.
d. PART NUMBER (Column (4)). Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer (individual, company, firm, corporation, or Government
activity), which controls the design and characteristics of the item by means of its engineering drawings, specifications standards, and inspection requirements to
identify an item or range of items.
When you use an NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may have a different part number from the part ordered.
e. DESCRIPTION AND USABLE ON CODE (UOC) (Column (5)). This column includes the following information:
The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
The statement "END OF FIGURE" appears just below the last item description in column 5 for a given figure in both section II and section III.
f. QTY (Column (6)). The QTY (quantity per figure column) 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 the quantity is variable
and the quantity may vary from application to application.