When you use an NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may
have a different part number from the part ordered, but go ahead and
use or furnish it as the replacement part.
f. Column 6, DESCRIPTION. Column 6 includes the following information:
(1) The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
(2) The physical security classification of the item is indicated by the parenthetical entry (insert applicable
physical security classification abbreviation, e.g., Phy Sec C1 (C) - Confidential, Phy Sec C1 Secret, Phy Sec C1
(T) - Top Secret).
(3) Items included in kits and sets are listed below the name of the kit or set,
(4) Spare/repair parts that make up an assembled item are listed immediately following the assembled
item line entry.
(5) NSNs for bulk materials are referenced in this column in the line item entry for the item to be manufac-
(6) When the item is not used with all serial numbers of the same modes, the effective serial numbers are
shown on the last line(s) of the description (UOC).
(7) The Usable On Code, when applicable.
(8) In the Special Tools List section, the basis of issue (BOI) appears as the last line(s) in the entry for each
special tool, special TMDE, and other special support equipment. When density of equipment supported exceeds
density spread indicated in the basis of issue, the total authorization is increased proportionally.
g. Column 7, U/M. Column 7, Unit of Measure (U/M) indicates the measure (e.g., foot, gallon, pound) or count
(e.g., each, dozen, gross) of a listed item. A two-character alpha code (e.g., FT, GL, LB, EA, DZ, GR) appears in this
column to indicate the measure or count. If the U/M code appearing in this column differs from the Unit of Issue
(U/M) code listed in the Army Master Data File (AMDF), request the lower U/l that will satisfy your needs.
h. Column 8, QTY INC IN UNIT. Column 8, Quantity Incorporated in Unit (QTY INC IN UNIT) indicates the
quantity of the item used in the breakout shown on the illustration figure, which is prepared for a functional group,
subfunctional group, or an assembly. A "V" appearing in this column in lieu of a quantity indicates that no specific
quantity is applicable (e.g., shims, spacers).
D-4. How to Locate Repair Parts.
a. When National Stock Number or Part Number is Not Known.
(1) First. Using the table of contents, determine the fictional group or subfunctional group to which the
item belongs. This is necessary since figures are prepared for functional groups and subfunctional groups, and
listings are divided into the same groups.
(2) Second. Find the figure covering the fictional group or subfunctional group to which the item belongs.
(3) Third. Identify the item on the figure and note the item number of the item.