1-2. MAINTENANCE FORMS AND PROCEDURES
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be
those prescribed by DA Pam 738-750 as contained in the Maintenance Management
1-3. CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
The vehicle has a total service life of 20 years which allows for extended periods of
operation in a corrosive environment. A corrosive environment includes exposure to high
humidity, salt spray, road de-icing chemicals, gravel damage, and atmospheric
contamination. No action beyond normal washing and repair of damaged areas is needed
to control corrosion. To prevent moisture accumulation, drain holes are provided on
structural and sheet metal areas where needed, and stowage boxes are provided with
seals and baffled drains.
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army material is a continuing concern. It is
important that any corrosion problems with the vehicle be reported so that the problem can
be corrected and improvements made to prevent the problem in the future.
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 form SF 368 (Product Quality
Using keywords such as "corrosion", "rust", "cracking",
"deterioration" will ensure that the information is identified as a CPC problem.
Form SF 368 should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 738-750.
1-4. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY
Command decision, according to the tactical situation, will determine when the using
organization is to destroy a vehicle. A destruction plan will be prepared by the using
organization, unless one was prepared by a higher authority.
For general vehicle
destruction procedures, refer to TM 750-244-6, Procedures for Destruction of Tank-
Automotive Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use (U.S. Army Tank-automotive and
1-5. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT
If your vehicle needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the
only one who can tell us what you dont like about your equipment. Let us know why you
dont like the design or performance. Put it on an SF 368. Mail it to us at: Commander,
U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-TR-E/MPA,
Warren, MI 48397-5000. Well send you a reply.