(b) The maintenance code entered in the fourth position indicates whether the item is to be repaired and
identifies the lowest maintenance level with the capability to perform complete repair (i.e., all authorized maintenance
functions). This position will contain one of the following maintenance codes:
The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of the support item is the
The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of the support item is the Direct
Repair restricted to the US Army Metrology and Calibration Center (USAMCC),
Specialized Repair Activity.
Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.
(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability codes are assigned to support items to indicate the disposition action on
unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the Uniform SMR Code format as follows:
Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose at the level indicated in
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose at the Direct
Reparable item. Repair, condemnation, and disposal not authorized below
depot/specialized repair activity level.
c. National Stock Number. Indicates the National stock number assigned to the item and which will be used for
d Part Number. 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 a stock numbered item is requisitioned, the item received may have a different part number
than the part being replaced.
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM). The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in SB 708-42 which
is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc.
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name and, if required, a minimum description to identify the item.
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 requisitioned.
h. 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 (e.g., shims, spacers, etc.).