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REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your MC1-1C/MC1-1D Troop Back Parachute Assembly, 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. Navy submit NAVSEA Form 4160/1 (Rev 2-99) to
Commander, NSDSA Code 5E30, NAVSURFCENDIV, 4363 Missle Way, Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4307.
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).
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Objective. Methods of destruction used to inflict damage on air delivery equipment should make it
impossible to restore equipment to a usable-condition in a combat 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 or higher commander, or the equivalent.
Implementation plan. All units that possess air delivery equipment should have a plan for the
implementation of destruction procedures.
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
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.