(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability codes are assigned to support items to indicate the disposition action on
unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the Uniform SMR Code format
Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose at the level indicated in
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose at the direct
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose at
Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot.
Condemnation and disposal not authorized below depot level.
c. National Stock Number. Indicates the National stock number assigned to the item and will be used for
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer (individual, company, firm, corporation, or
Government activity), which controls the design and characteristics of the item by means of its engineering
drawings, specifications standards and inspection requirements, to identify an item or range of items.
When a stock numbered item is requisitioned, the repair part received may have a
different part number than the part being replaced.
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM). The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in SB 708-42 which is
used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc.
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name and, if required, a minimum description to identify the item.
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard of the basic quantity of the listed item as used in performing the
actual maintenance function. 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.
h. Quantity Incorporated 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, etc.).