INTRO TO M2/M3 BFV - OD0456 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
o The third of these digits, when present, indicates a part number.
Whenever a volume exceeds one thousand pages, it is divided into three
parts, each containing some of the volume chapters.
However, the BFV
manuals are not separated into part numbers.
(7) Intermediate Direct Support (IDS)/Intermediate General Support
At the intermediate direct support (IDS) and intermediate general
breakdown at the unit level.
Three individual digits separated by dashes
can follow the -34 level designator. The only difference between this level
and the unit level is that no PMCS is performed at the IDS/IGS level. In
all other regards, the numbering system at the IDS/IGS level is identical to
that at the unit level.
A familiarity with the numbering system of the SPAS
manuals is essential to correct manual selection. It is also essential that
this knowledge be understood before any further discussion on the format,
content, and usage of these manuals.
Content and Format
The knowledge of the SPAS numbering system that was gained in the previous
paragraph will help in the selection of the correct manual for the task to
be performed. Also a general knowledge of the content and usage of these
manuals will be an indispensable tool to the operator and maintenance man at
the unit level.
This type of manual is, in general, very similar in its
content and presentation form, no matter what piece of equipment is being
Contents of the BFV SPAS Manuals.
It has been established that any
manual beginning with TM 9-2350-252 will be a technical manual pertaining to
the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
The two digit number that follows
represents the maintenance level for which the manual is intended.
Therefore, TM 9-2350-252-10 will be the operator's manual, TM 9-2350-252-20
will contain unit level maintenance procedures, and TM 9-2350-252-34 will
contain maintenance procedures for the intermediate direct support
(IDS)/intermediate general support (IGS) level.