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BDAR kits to the rescue!

MAN, SERGEANT JENKINS, I'VE NEVER SEEN SO MANY BREAKDOWNS!

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IT'S BEEN JUST ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER.

GOOD THING THIS WAS JUST A TRAINING EXERCISE, SERGEANT BUCK.

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IF WE WERE ON THE BATTLEFIELD, WE'D BE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE!

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WONDER WHO THAT COULD BE?

WHOEVER IT IS, I HOPE THEY CAN HELP US OUT WITH ALL THESE VEHICLE PROBLEMS.

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HEY, IT'S MASTER SERGEANT HALF-MAST!

ALL RIGHT! HE'LL KNOW HOW TO GET THESE VEHICLES BACK ON THE ROAD!

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WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE PROBLEM HERE?

WE'RE SURE GLAD TO SEE YOU! WE'VE GOT A BUNCH OF VEHICLE BREAKDOWNS.

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WE'VE GOT A FLAT TIRE ON THE FMTV ...

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... A LEAKY FUEL LINE ON THE TANK ...

... RIGHT HERE ...

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... A CRACKED BATTERY, A LEAKY RADIATOR HOSE ...

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... AND A BROKEN BELT.

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HMMM. NOT HUGE PROBLEMS, BUT ENOUGH TO KEEP THOSE VEHICLES OUT OF ACTION.

SOUNDS LIKE WHAT YOU MEN NEED IS BDAR.

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BDAR?

WHAT'S THAT?

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IT STANDS FOR BATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND REPAIR.

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AND THESE TWO KITS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF BDAR.

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THE CANVAS BAG IS THE BDAR CREW KIT, NSN 5180-01-502-9504. SGT BUCK IS HOLDING THE BDAR MAINTAINER KIT, NSN 5180-01-502-9507.

BOTH KITS ARE CLASS IX AND, FOR PROPERLY TRAINED CREWS AND MECHANICS, THE ITEMS IN THOSE KITS CAN BE USED TO GET VEHICLES BACK INTO BATTLE BY USING FIELD EXPEDIENT METHODS.

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SOUNDS GREAT! WHAT KIND OF STUFF IS IN HERE?

YOU'LL FIND JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU COULD NEED.

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THERE'S A TIRE PLUG KIT, HOSE CLAMPS, WIRE CONNECTORS, SEALING COMPOUND, AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF TAPE. THERE ARE EVEN SPECIAL POLYMERS THAT CAN BE USED TO REPAIR METAL AND RUBBER.

THEN THERE'S ... WELL, WHY DON'T I JUST SHOW YOU?

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HERE'S THE REST OF THE BDAR CREW KIT, NSN 5180-01-502-9504, ...

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THE MAINTAINER KIT IS IDENTICAL TO THE CREW KIT, EXCEPT FOR A FEW ADDITIONS, IT ALSO INCLUDES THESE ITEMS ...

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THIS LOOKS LIKE SOME GREAT STUFF, BUT CAN IT GET THESE VEHICLES BACK ON THE ROAD?

YOU BET IT CAN. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT FLAT TIRE FIRST.

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THE TIRE PLUG KIT IS NOT ONLY SIMPLE TO USE, BUT IT'S FAST.

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THIS SPECIAL TAPE SEALS UP A LEAKY COOLANT HOSE IN MINUTES.

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THE KIT'S RUBBER POLYMER SEALS UP THIS CRACKED BATTERY IN ALMOST NO TIME.

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A FUEL LEAK LIKE THIS COULD START A FIRE IN YOUR M1A2 TANK.

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BUT A LITTLE OF THE METAL STICK FROM THE BDAR KIT ...

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... AND SOME TAPE TAKES CARE OF THE LEAK. REMEMBER, ALL OF THESE BDAR REPAIRS MUST BE DOCUMENTED WITH A DD FORM 1577 AND ON A DA FORM 5988E AND TURNED INTO MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL.

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AND THIS ADJUSTABLE V-BELT MAKES REPLACING A SNAPPED BELT A BREEZE.

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THAT'S REALLY IMPRESSIVE!

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OTHER ITEMS IN THE KITS CAN REPAIR ELECTRICAL TROUBLES, LOW PRESSURE HYDRAULICS, PNEUMATIC PROBLEMS, WET FUEL CELL LEAKS AND MUCH MORE.

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HOW COME THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT KITS? MOST OF THE COMPONENTS ARE THE SAME.

YES, THAT'S TRUE. THE CREW KIT IS DESIGNED FOR CREWMEN TO MAKE SIMPLE, QUICK FIXES.

THE MAINTAINER KIT HAS A FEW EXTRA COMPONENTS THAT, ALONG WITH THE MECHANIC'S EXPERIENCE, ALLOW HIM TO MAKE MORE DIFFICULT REPAIRS.

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CAN WE ORDER THE KITS NOW OR ARE THEY ONLY AVAILABLE DURING DEPLOYMENT?

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NO, YOU CAN ORDER THEM ANYTIME. IF YOU WAIT UNTIL YOU DEPLOY, YOU WON'T HAVE TIME TO GET FAMILIAR WITH THE KITS. JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR COMMANDER'S PERMISSION BEFORE USING THE KITS DURING TRAINING.

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THAT SOUNDS GREAT, BUT HOW CAN WE GET TRAINED UP AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BDAR KITS?

THE BEST PLACE TO START IS AT THE ORDNANCE UNIVERSITY PORTAL, EORDNANCELI, AT: HTTP://ordnanceu.army.mil

YOU'LL NEED TO LOGIN BY USING YOUR AKO USERNAME AND PASSWORD. THEN CLICK ON DOWNLOADS UNDER THE MAIN MENU HEADING.

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THERE YOU'LL FIND HOTLINKS THAT TAKE YOU TO INFORMATION ON THE BDAR KITS; FM 4-30.31 RECOVERY AND BATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND REPAIR; GTA 01-14-001, BDAR SMART BOOK; AND OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION.

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GREAT! ONCE I DOWNLOAD ALL THAT INFORMATION, I'M GONNA SET UP SOME TRAINING CLASSES FOR THE PLATOON.

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THEN YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN THE RUBBER AND METAL POLYMER TRAINING PACKETS AVAILABLE. THEY'RE SMALLER AND COST LESS THAN THE ONES IN THE KIT, SO THEY'RE GREAT FOR TRAINING. YOU'LL FIND THEM ON THE WEBSITE UNDER BDAR TRAINING MATERIALS.

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ONE MORE QUESTION.

WHAT IF I COME UP WITH MY OWN FIELD EXPEDIENT BDAR REPAIRS. CAN I USE THEM?

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MAYBE, IF IT'S A GOOD REPAIR AND DOESN'T CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE. YOUR BEST BET IS TO RUN YOUR IDEA PAST THE TRADOC EXECUTIVE AGENCY FOR BDAR/RECOVERY.

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IF YOUR REPAIR IS APPROVED, THEY'LL BE ABLE TO GET THE WORD OUT SO EVERYONE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.

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THIS DAY DIDN'T START OUT TOO GREAT

BUT ALL THAT GREAT BDAR INFO SURE FIXED IT IN A HURRY!

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YOU CAN CALL THEM AT DSN 298-3050/4474 OR (41) 278-3050/4474. OR SEND AN EMAIL TO bdarfeedback@apg.army.mil.
Item NSN/PN Kit Qty

Tool N/A 1
Component list N/A 1
BDAR tags DD Form 1577 5
Non-electrica wire 9505-00-221-2650 1 lb
16 AWG 6145-01-099-8029 1 roll
 electrical wire
Fiberglass 8040-01-346-1339 1
 repair putty
Radiator leak 6850-00-598-7311 3 kits
 preventive
 compound
Sealing compound
 Blue 8030-01-323-4503 * 1 tube
 Red 8030-01-212-9622 1 tube
Wire brush 7920-00-282-9246 1
Cable ties, black 5975-00-985-6630 20
Tape
 Electrical 5970-00-788-4901 1 roll
 Aluminum 7510-00-684-8803 1 roll
 Cloth 5640-00-103-2254 1 roll
 Antiseize 8030-00-889-3535 1 roll
Hose clamps
 3/4-in 4730-00-908-3194 2
 2-in 4730-00-909-8627 2
 3-in 4730-00-908-6292 2
 4-in 4730-00-908-6293 2
Wire connector 8115-00-099-4380 1
container
Wire connectors
 Gray 5940-00-185-6673 10
 Orange 5940-00-665-9559 10
 Blue 5940-00-146-2844 10
 Yellow 5940-00-578-2281 10
Tire repair kit 5180-01-542-8146 * 1 kit
 Refill plugs 5180-01-542-8147 * 30
 Insertion tool 5120-01-533-9881 1
 Spiral probe tool 5120-01-533-9880 1
 Insertion needle PN: SSNT 1
 Special lube 5180-01-542-8145 * 1
V-belt, adjustable 3030-00-224-8358 1 roll
 length
Metal polymer 8030-01-519-8280 4 kits
Elastomer polymer 8040-01-519-7680 4 kits
Cleaner/degreaser 7930-01-518-8743 1 pt
Rubber conditioner 8040-01-519-8282 1 can
Release agent 8040-01-519-7681 1 can
Reinforcement 8030-01-519-4422 1
 cloth
Metal stick 8030-01-519-7679 2 tubes
Spatula 5120-01-519-4732 1
Plastic spreader 5120-01-519-4730 2
Battery connector 5940-00-549-6581 1
Static discharge 5920-01-254-1039 * 1
 wrist ground
Latex gloves, 6515-01-329-4843 5 pairs
 disposable
Face mask, 4240-01-492-0177 * 5
 dust filtering
Hacksaw, mini 5110-01-491-5760 1
Replacement 5110-00-277-4588 10
 blades
Utility knife 5110-01-428-5220 1
Sandpaper, 40 grit 5350-00-256-0331 3 sheets
Environmental plugs
 2-in PN: RBDAR64G2 2
 4-in PN: RBDAR65G2 2
Foam tray
 Top N/A 1
 Bottom N/A 1
Tool box N/A 1
Electrical wire 6145-01-099-8029 1 roll
 22 AWG
Super metal polymer 8030-01-519-8281 1 kit
Hydraulic fuel
 line fittings
 3/16-in 4730-00-289-1622 2
 1/4-in 4730-00-278-8717 2
 5/16-in 4730-00-278-3225 2
 3/8-in 4730-00-289-0782 2
Foam tray
 Top RMKTT-30JUL04 1
 Bottom RMKBT-47G2 1

* Order on DD Form 1348-6 and put "NSN not
on AMDF" in the REMARKS block.
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