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Pack right, ship right, store right.

I THINK THAT'S ALL!

HOW DOES IT LOOK, SERGEANT BLADE?

LOOKS LIKE EVERYTHING IS PACKAGED, STORED, AND READY TO SHIP.

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MECHANICS, PACKAGING AND SHIPPING COMPONENTS IN THE RIGHT CONTAINERS AND IN THE RIGHT FASHION WHEN YOU SEND THEM IN FOR REPAIR MEANS FASTER TURN AROUND.

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THROWING A BUNCH OF PARTS AND COMPONENTS INTO A BOX WRAPPED IN DUCT TAPE, STRING, SPIT, AND GUM IS SURE TO MESS UP YOUR BOTTOM LINE.

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SHABBY PACKAGING FOR SHIPPING AND STORING, OR STORING WITHOUT THE CORRECT PAPERWORK MEANS YOUR COMPONENTS ARE FLYING ON A WING AND A PRAYER ON THEIR WAY TO AVIM OR THE DEPOT SHOP.

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IF COMPONENTS AREN'T PACKAGED LIKE THE INSTRUCTIONS SAY IN FED LOG AND EACH AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE AND SHIPPING TM, DAMAGE AND DETERIORATION DURING SHIPMENT OR STORAGE WILL DRIVE UP REPAIR COST.

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FOR EXAMPLE ...

... if you ship the ALQ-144A/C countermeasure set, use the correct shipping container, NSN 5865-01-250-2422. There's also an old container, NSN 5865-01-037-1325. The difference between them is the shape, but both serve the same purpose. Make sure they're clean, free of corrosion and seal out condensation and moisture.

Use AN/ALQ-144A/C container for shipping

NOW I FEEL PROTECTED!

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If you just need to store the countermeasure set upper transmitter, use NSN 5865-01-109-1801.

SOME CONTAINERS HAVE ADDITIONAL PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS, SO FOLLOW 'EM.

THE BEST MAINTENANCE PRACTICE IS TO SHIP COMPONENTS IN THE SAME CONTAINERS OR BOXES THE REPLACEMENT PARTS CAME IN.

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Always think about weather conditions when yon ship a component. Consider how long it will sit outside, and whether it will be transported or stored in a salty, rainy, cold, dusty or sandy environment. That determines the type and amount of desiccant, preservative, cushioning material, and how much other protection you need to use. Check out TM 746-10. General Packaging Instructions for Field Units (Apr 93), for more packaging instructions.

TO MAKE SURE PACKAGING IS DONE RIGHT HERE A FEW MORE RESOURCES TO USE ...

* FM 38-700, Packaging of Material--Preservation (01 Dec 99)

* FM 38-701, Packaging of Material: Packing (01 Dec 99)

Before shipping any components, include all the historical data. That means using DA Form 2410 and DA Form 2408-5. If the paperwork is left out, your unit won't get turn-in credit, and the component could be returned. Upon receipt of disposition instructions from the managing inventory control point, ship material with the completed DD Form 1577-series condition tag, and the correct number of copies of the 1348-1A.

USE THIS SHORT LIST TO ORDER SHIPPING MATERIALS FOR SMALL PARTS AND COMPONENTS FOR REPAIR.

ALL THE MEASUREMENTS ARE IN INCHES.

If there's any doubt about packaging, shipping or storing aircraft parts, contact the AMCOM Packaging Branch, DSN 788-9130 or (256) 842-9130.

For additional information on packaging, shipping and storing, contact LOGSA's PSCC, DSN 795-9176 or (570) 895-9176 or email: pt@tobyhanna.army.mil
 NSN Item

8105-00-224-8485 Envelope, packing list
8105-00-290-0342 Sack, shipping,
 padded envelope
8105-00-756-2710 Envelope, packing list
8115-00-050-5237 Box, shipping, 12x12x18
8115-00-101-7638 Box, shipping, 9x6x3
8115-00-134-3655 Box, shipping, 12x12x14
8115-00-134-3656 Box, shipping, 14x14x14
8115-00-179-0578 Box, shipping, 10x16x8
8115-00-192-1604 Box, shipping, 8x8x12
8115-00-192-1605 Box, shipping, 10x10x12
8115-00-248-4185 Box, shipping, 18x18x18
8115-00-516-0251 Box, shipping, 20x14x9
8115-00-550-3558 Box, shipping, 24x14x14
8115-00-787-2142 Box, shipping, 6x5x2 1/2
8115-00-787-2147 Box, shipping, 6x5x3 1/2
8115-00-787-2148 Box, shipping, 12x8x3 1/2
8115-01-015-1313 Box, shipping, 26x9x9
8115-01-019-4084 Box, shipping, 18x12x3 1/2
8115-01-057-1244 Box, shipping, 10x10x3 1/2
8115-01-057-1245 Box, shipping, 16x16x3 1/2
8135-00-300-4905 Cushioning material, foam
8135-00-926-8990 Cushioning material, bubble
8135-00-926-8991 Cushioning material, bubble
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