Direct support maintenance
General support maintenance
(3) Recoverability Code. Indicates whether unserviceable items should be returned for recovery or salvage.
Items not coded are expendable. Recoverability codes are:
Applied to repair parts (assemblies and components) which are considered economically
repairable at direct and general support maintenance levels. When the maintenance
capability to repair these items does not exist, they are normally disposed of at the GS
level. When supply considerations dictate, some of these repair parts may be listed for
automatic return to supply for depot level repair as set forth in AR 710-50. When so
listed, they will be replaced by supply on an exchange basis.
Applied to repair parts and assemblies which are economically repairable at DSU and
GSU activities and which normally are furnished by supply on an exchange basis. When
items are determined by a GSU to be uneconomically repairable, they will be evacuated
to a depot for evaluation and analysis before final disposition.
Applied to high dollar value recoverable repair parts which are subject to special
handling and are issued on an exchange basis. Such repair parts are normally repaired
or overhauled at depot maintenance activities.
Applied to repair parts specifically selected for salvage by reclamation units because of
precious metal content, critical materials, high dollar value reusable casings or castings.
b. Federal Stock Number.
Indicates the Federal Stock Number assigned to the item and will be used for
c. Description. Indicates the Federal item name and any additional description of the item required. The
abbreviation "w/e" when used as a part of the nomenclature, indicates the Federal stock number includes all armament,
equipment, accessories, and repair parts issued with the item. A part number or other reference number is followed by
the applicable five-digit Federal supply code for manufacturers in parenthesis. Repair parts quantities included in kits
and sets are shown in front of the repair part name.