f. The MT/MST assessor is a senior member of the forward MT/MST. He is a
systems mechanic/technician trained in BDAR techniques. He must know:
(1) The unit's mission and the commander's requirements.
(2) The maintenance capability of the unit, including the available skills,
tools, repair parts, and materials.
(3) HOW to detect contamination and effect decontamination of equipment.
(4) The unit's maintenance workload.
(5) The maintenance capability of all accessible rally and maintenance
g. The term fully mission ca pable (FMC) means that the vehicle can perform all its
combat missions without endangering the life of the crew. To be FMC the vehicle must
be complete and fully operable with no faults listed in the "Equipment is not ready/
available if" column of the operator's Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
h. The term combat capable means that the vehicle meets the minimum functional
i. The term combat emergency capable means that the vehicle meets the needs for
specific tactical maneuver or firing missions; however, all systems are not functional.
Also, additional damage due to the nature of an expedient repair may occur to the
vehicle if it is used. The commander must decide if these limitations are acceptable
for that specific emergency situation.
j. The term self-recovery capa ble means that the vehicle meets the needs for
recovery under self-power. It could include hazardous equipment conditions such as
partial brakes or limited steering.
k. The term cannibalization as used in this TM means any use of repair parts or
components obtained f rom another combat vehicle either damaged or of lower priority
to the immediate mission. In this TM, the term is used to include controlled exchange.
1-5. BDAR Recommendations and QDR/EIR.
a. Personnel originating new BDAR procedures should forward them directly to
Commander, US Army Tank-Automotive Command, ATTN: DRSTA-MB-BDAR, Warren,
MI 48090. Personnel are encouraged to develop and report new BDAR ideas, techniques