g. If time for an MST on-site fix is not available, but the vehicle is repairable, the
MT shall provide for recovery of the vehicle to a designated collection point.
h. If the vehicle is not repairable, the MT shall provide for one of the following:
(1) Recovery to a maintenance collection point for evacuation to the rear.
(2) On-site stripping (if approved by Commander, coordinated with support
(3) Abandonment/destruction (if directed by commander).
i. Vehicle hulls should never be abandoned if recovery/evacuation is possible
because hulls can almost always be rebuilt, no matter how badly damaged they are. If
the vehicle is damaged catastrophically and evacuation is not possible, remove items in
the following order:
(1) Needed spares on-site.
(2) Sensitive, high value, limited size items.
(3) Other needed spares or repair parts.
j. If the vehicle is contaminated, the MT shall mark the vehicle with
contamination markers and arrange for recovery to a decontamination site.
1-15. Direct Support/General Support Maintenance Team.
a. The MST shall assist the MT as needed, using direct support maintenance tools
and equipment. MST assessment and repair procedures are the same as those of the MT
except at a higher maintenance level. If possible, the MT will tell the MST what tools
and spare parts are needed to perform the repairs. While waiting for the MST to arrive,
the crew, under the supervision of the MT, will open up the vehicle and make it ready
for the MST to perform the BDAR when it arrives.
b. Damaged vehicles removed to designated repair sites shall be selected for
repair by the MST in order of:
(1) Most essential to the completion of the mission.
(2) can be repaired in the least amount of time.
1-16. Time Limits for Repairing Damage.
a. In combat, the time available for BDAR is limited. One of the factors to be
considered in the selection of a repair site is the amount of time available at the site
based on the tactical situation. Every assessment must include an estimate of total