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REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your type V or dual row airdrop platform needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You,
the user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why
you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report).
Mail it to: Commander U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command, ATTN: AMSSB-RIM-E
(N), Kansas St., Natick, MA, 01760-5052. A reply will be furnished to you.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that
any corrosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and
improvements can be made to prevent the problem in future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other
materials, such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these
materials may be a corrosion problem.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using Standard Form SF 368, Product Quality
Deficiency Report. Use of keywords such as "corrosion, "rust," "deterioration," or "cracking" will
ensure that the information is identified as a CPC problem. The form should be submitted to the
address specified in DA PAM 738-750, Functional Users Manual for the Army Maintenance
Management System (TAMMS).
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Objective. Methods of destruction used to inflict damage on airborne platforms should make it
impossible to restore the damaged equipment to a usable condition in a zone by either repair or
Authority. Destruction of air delivery equipment that is in imminent danger of capture by an enemy
is a command decision that must be made by a battalion commander or higher or the equivalent.
Training. All personnel who use or perform such functions as rigging, packing, maintenance, or
storage of air delivery equipment should receive thorough training on air delivery equipment
destruction procedures and methods. The destruction methods demonstrated during training should
be simulated. Upon completion of training, all applicable personnel should be thoroughly familiar with
air delivery equipment destruction methods and be capable of performing destruction without
immediate reference to any publication.
Specific methods of destroying Army materiel to prevent enemy use shall be by mechanical means,
fire, or by use of natural surroundings.
Destruction by Mechanical Means. Air delivery equipment metal assemblies, parts, and packing
aids shall be destroyed using hammers, bolt cutters, files, hacksaws, drills, screwdrivers, crowbars,
or other similar devices used to smash, break, bend or cut.