The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same status: Equipment
is on hand and is able to perform its combat mission. Refer to DA Pam 738-750.
2-7. Reporting Deficiencies. If any problem with the equipment is discovered during PMCS or while it is
being operated that cannot be corrected at the operator/crew maintenance level, it must be reported. Refer to
DA Pam 738-750 and report the deficiency using the proper forms.
2-8. Special Instructions. Preventive maintenance is not limited to performing the checks and services Listed
in the PMCS table.
Drycleaning solvent PD-680 used to clean parts is potentially dangerous to
personnel and property. Avoid repeated and prolonged skin contact. Do not use
near open flame or excessive heat. Flash point of solvent is 100 - 138 (38 -
a. Keep it clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as
you work and as needed. Use drycleaning solvent on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean
rubber or plastic material.
b. Bolts. Nuts. and Screws. Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You
can't try them all with a tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around boltheads. If you find
one you think is loose, tighten it, or report it to unit maintenance if you can't tighten it.
Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots and
stains around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose connector, tighten it.
If something is broken or worn out, report it to unit maintenance.
d. Leakage Definitions. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of your
equipment. The following are definitions of the types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to
determine the status of your equipment. Learn and be familiar with them. When in doubt, NOTIFY
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not
great enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops but not enough to
cause drops to drip from item being checked/inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the
item being checked/inspected.