1-3. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Refer to TM 750-244-6, Procedures for Destruction of Army Tank-Automotive Equipment to Prevent
1-4. PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
(Army) Refer to TM 746-10, Marking, Packaging and Shipment of Supplies and Equipment: General
Packaging Instructions for Field Use. (Marine Corps) Refer to MCO 4450-7.
1-5. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIRs)
If your vehicle needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can
tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or
performance. The preferred method for submitting QDRs is through the Army Electronic Product Support
(AEPS) website under the Electronic Deficiency Reporting System (EDRS). The web address is:
https://aeps.ria.army.mil. This is a secured site requiring a password that can be applied for on the front
page of the website. If the above method is not available to you, put it on an SF 368, Product Quality
Deficiency Report (PQDR), and mail it to us at: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and
Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-TR-E/PQDR MS 267, 6501 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-5000.
We'll send you a reply. (Marine Corps) Submit QDR's in accordance with MCO 4855-10.
1-6. EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT REPORT AND MAINTENANCE DIGEST (EIR MD)
The quarterly Equipment Improvement Report and Maintenance Digest, TB 43-0001-62 series, contains
valuable field information on the equipment covered in this manual. The information in the TB 43-0001-62
series is compiled from some of the Equipment Improvement Reports that you prepared on the vehicles
covered in this manual. Many of these articles result from comments, suggestions, and improvement
recommendations that you submitted to the EIR program. The TB 43-0001-62 series contains information
on equipment improvements, minor alterations, proposed Modification Work Orders (MWOs), warranties (if
applicable), actions taken on some of your DA Form 2028s (Recommended Changes to Publications and
Blank Forms), and advance information on proposed changes that may affect this manual. The information
will help you in doing your job better and will help in keeping you advised of the latest changes to this
manual. Also refer to DA Pam 25-30, Consolidated Index of Army Publications and Blank Forms, and
appendix A, References,
of this manual. (Marine Corps) Submit QDR's
with MCO 4855-10.
For those with access to the World Wide Web (WWW), the EIR MD can be viewed through the Army
Electronic Product Support. The site is http://aeps.ria.army.mil.
1-7. METRIC SYSTEM
The equipment described herein contains metric components and requires metric common and special tools;
therefore, metric units in addition to standard units will be used throughout this publication. In addition, a
metric conversion table is located on the inside back cover of this publication.