Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
The purpose of this manual is to provide general fire control procedures, tables, and applicable data that other
publications do not necessarily cover in detail. It is intended as a guide to assist maintenance personnel in performance
of their duties. If specific instructions are provided in a technical publication pertaining to a specific fire control item, this
manual does not attempt to take precedence over that publication. This publication, however, may be used as a
reference document for maintenance procedures in conjunction with the various technical manuals that address specific
fire control equipment.
1-2. Maintenance Forms, Records, and Reports.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM
738750, as contained in Maintenance Management Update, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
1-3. Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIR).
If the equipment used in this manual needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one
who can tell use what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like about your equipment. Let us
know why you don't like the design. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report) Mail it to us at: Commander, U.S.
Army Armament, Research, Development and Engineering Center, ATTN: AMSTA-AR-QAW-A (R) /Customer Feedback
Center, Rock Island, IL 61299-7300. We'll send you a reply.
Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1-4. Equipment Characteristics, Capabilities, and Features.
Equipment used in this manual varies in use and in scope from electronic test equipment to mechanical and optical
equipment The operation and use of the equipment in this manual is presented as a guide to assist maintenance
personnel in the performance of their duties.
1-5. Safety, Care, and Handling.
The following safety precautions are listed for the protection of personnel performing maintenance procedures contained
in this manual.
Compressed Gas. Compressed nitrogen gas is used for purging and charging of equipment. Death or severe
injury may result if personnel fail to observe safety precautions. High pressure tanks can explode and kill people. Handle
tanks very carefully.
Toxic Vapors. Various solvents and compounds which produce toxic vapors are used throughout this manual.
Do not use toxic vapor producing agents in a confined area. Avoid long periods of breathing toxic vapors and avoid
contact with skin.
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