The PMCS table is designed so that checks are grouped in sequence starting
with the BEFORE (B) checks and ending with MONTHLY (M) checks. Each
item checked is illustrated to help you find it on the carrier.
The Equipment will be reported NOT READY/AVAILABLE if; column tells
you what conditions classify the earner as not ready/not available to perform its
primary combat mission. If any of the faults listed in this block are found, do not
operate the earner until the condition is corrected. Record fault on D A Form
2404 and notify Unit Maintenance.
Always perform the PMCS in the same order; soon it will become a smooth
procedure. Once youve had some practice, you will quickly spot anything wrong.
WHEN YOU INSPECT FOR LEAKS
You need to know how fluid leaks affect your carrier. The following are definitions of
the types or classes of leaks. You must know them to determine the status of your
earner. Learn them. Become familiar with each kind of leak and what each looks
like. Remember, when in doubt, NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR!
C A U T I O N
Class III leaks may cause equipment to
become damaged. Do not operate equip-
ment with Class III leaks. Report Class III
leaks to your supervisor or to unit mainte-
nance as soon as possible.
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration)
not great enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops but not
enough to cause drops to drip from item being
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from
the item being checked/inspected.
Keeping equipment capacity in mind, equipment may be operated with Class I or
Class II leaks. Maintain fluid levels established by the PMCS. When in doubt, notify