INTRO TO M2/M3 BFV - OD0456 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
(5) Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM). The FSCM is a 5-digit
numeric code, listed in supply bulletin (SB) 708-42, that is used to
identify the manufacturer, distributor, or government agency, etc.
(6) Part Number. The part number indicates the primary number used by
the manufacturer (individual, company, firm, corporation, or government
activity), that controls the design and characteristics of the item by means
requirements to identify an item or range of items.
When a stock number item is
requisitioned, the item received
may have a different part number
than the part being replaced.
(7) Description. The description indicates the federal item name and,
if required, a minimum description to identify the item.
Items that are
included in kits or sets are listed below the name of the kit or set with
the quantity of each item in the kit or set indicated in the quantity
incorporated in the unit column. When the part to be used differs between
serial numbers of the same model, the effective serial numbers are shown as
the last line of the description. In the special tools list, the initial
basis of issue (BOI) appears as the last line in the entry for each special
tool, special TMDE, and other special support equipment. When the density
of equipment supported exceeds the density spread indicated in the basis of
issue, the total authorization is increased accordingly.
(8) Unit of Measure (U/M). The U/M indicates the standard of the basic
quantity of the listed item as used in performing the actual maintenance
This measure is expressed by a two-character alphabetical
abbreviation (e.g., ea, in, pr, etc). When the unit of measure differs from
the unit of issue, the lowest unit of issue that will satisfy the required
units of measure will be requisitioned.
(9) Quantity Incorporated in Unit. This indicates the quantity of the
item used in the breakout shown in the figure illustration, which is