MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by
DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
The quarterly Equipment Improvement Report and Maintenance Digest, TB 43-001 series contains valuable field
information on equipment covered in this manual. Information in the TB 43-001 series is compiled from some of
the Equipment Improvement Reports prepared on vehicles covered in this manual. Many of these articles result
from comments, suggestions, and improvement recommendations that were submitted to the EIR program. The
TB 43-001 series contains information on equipment improvements, minor alterations, proposed Modification Work
Orders (MWOs), warranties (if applicable), actions taken on some of the DA form 2028s (Recommended Changes
to Publications). Refer to TM 43-001 series periodically for the most current and authoritative information on the
equipment. The information will help to do a better job and will advise of the latest changes to this manual. Also
refer to DA Pam 25-30, Consolidated Index of Army Publications and Blank Forms, and WP 0620, References, of
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern, particularly since the TFFT
usually operates in a wet environment. It is important that any corrosion problems be reported so they can be
corrected and improvements can be made to prevent problems in the future.
While corrosion is typically associated with the 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
If a corrosion problem is identified, it should be reported to your supervisor.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Refer to TM 750-244-6, Procedures for Destruction of Tank Automotive Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use.
DEMOLITION BY MECHANICAL MEANS
Use hammers, crowbars, picks, or other tools which may be available to destroy the engine block, manifold, water
pump, and electrical controls.
DEMOLITION BY MISUSE
Perform the following steps to render the TFFT vehicle inoperative.
Drain radiator and crankcase. Place sand, nuts, bolts or broken glass into radiator
opening, oil fill tube, and fuel tank.
Disconnect radiator fan and run engine at full throttle.