The terms ready/available and mission capable refer
to the same status: Equipment is on hand and is
able to perform listed combat missions (see DA
Equipment is not ready/available if column. This column tells you when and why your equipment cannot be used.
Always do your PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once youve had some practice, you will spot
anything wrong in a hurry.
When you do your PMCS, take along a rag or two.
While performing PMCS, observe WARNINGS and CAUTIONS preceding those operations which could endanger
your safety or could result in damage to equipment.
Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves and
use only in well ventilated area. Avoid allowing solvent to contact skin, eyes, and clothes, and do
not breathe vapors. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. If you become dizzy while
using cleaning solvent, get fresh air immediately and get medical aid. If solvent comes in contact
with skin or clothing, wash with water. If solvent gets in your eyes, flush with water and get
medical aid immediately. Flash point of solvent is 138 F (59 C).
Keep it clean Dirt, grease, oil and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as
you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces Use soap and water when you clean
rubber or plastic material.
Bolts, nuts. and screws. Check that they are not loose, missing, bent or broken. You cant try them all with
a tool, or course, but look for chipped paint. bare metal or rust around bolt heads. Tighten any bolt, nut, or screw that you
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint. rust or gaps ,where parts are welded together. If you find a bad
report to unit maintenance