company, firm, corporation, or Government activity), which controls the design and characteristic of the item by
means of its engineering drawings, specifications standards, and inspection requirements to identify an item or
range of items.
NOTE: 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. DESCRIPTION (Column (6)). This column includes the following information:
(1) The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
(2) The physical security classification. Not applicable.
(3) Items that are 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. If the first item of a figure is indented, the assembly appears as the last item in the previous
(5) NSN's for bulk materials are referenced in the description column in the line item entry for the item to
(6) 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.
(7) The USABLE ON CODE. Not 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 equipments supported
exceeds density spread indicated in the basis of issue, the total authorization is increased proportionately.
g. U/M (Column (7)). The 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/l) code listed in the Army Master Data File (AMDF), request the lowest U/l that will satisfy your
h. QTY INC IN UNIT (Column (8)). The 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).
4. SPECIAL INFORMATION.
a. Bulk materials required to manufacture items are listed in the Bulk Material Group of this manual. NSN's
for bulk materials are also referenced in the description column of the line item entry for the item to be
manufactured/fabricated. Detailed manufacturing instructions for items source coded to be manufactured or
fabricated are found in TM5-3895-342-1 2.
b. Detailed assembly instructions for items source coded to be assembled from component spare/repair parts
are found in TM5-3895-342-12. Items that make up the assembly are listed immediately following the assembled
c. Line item entries for repair parts kits and sets appear as the last entries in the repair parts listing for the
figure in which their parts are listed as repair parts.
d. Items which have the word BULK in the figure number column will have an index number shown in the
item number column. This index number is furnished for use as a cross-reference between the National Stock
Number/Part Number Index and the Bulk Material List in Section II.