SECTION II. Battlefield Damage Assessment and Repair - Standards and Practices
BDAR capability requires simplicity, speed, and effectiveness. Some BDAR
procedures include repair techniques that violate standard peacetime maintenance
practices. In a combat emergency situation, greater risks are necessary and
The unit commander should ensure that an adequate number of members of his
organization, including supervisors, are trained in BDAR procedures applicable to his
equipment. Each vehicle crewman should be trained to perform initial battle damage
assessment for his crew position.
Under combat conditions, BDAR may be performed on M113 FOV which are fueled
and/or armed. Other similar precautions may be waived at the discretion of the
BDAR may be required in a chemically toxic environment or under other adverse
conditions with severe limitations in personnel, facilities, equipment, and materials.
Performance of repair tasks may be necessary while wearing protective gear.
Expedient decontamination procedures are described in FM 3-220.
1-10. Serviceability and Operability (Operating
The Minimum Functional Combat Capability (MFCC) criteria for the M113 FOV are
These criteria may be waived for recovery or if the tactical situation demands
(1) Must have operational track on both sides of the tank.
(2) Ability to transport ten combat loaded infantrymen.