1-17. Recording BDAR
a. All components of an M113 FOV, which are repaired using BDAR or other
expedient techniques, shall be marked with a tag, DD Form 1577, or similar conspicuous
tag. It is not necessary to fill out the form. The purpose of marking an item which has
been repaired using BDAR techniques is to quickly enable mechanics to recognize these
parts when the vehicle is subsequently returned for authorized permanent repair.
b. Since it is impractical to attach tags to expediently repaired components
located on the outside of the vehicle, the fix shall be noted on DD Form 1577 or similar
tag, and the tags stored in the compartment normally reserved for the vehicle log book.
c. A tag should also be placed conspicuously in the vehicle commander's position
when a BDAR procedure has resulted in a degraded operating capability. This tag
should be marked "BDAR" and noted with its specific limitations or cautions.
d. When a component is cannibalized from a repairable vehicle, a tag should be
attached in the space created by the missing part to alert downstream repair personnel
quickly that the part has been removed.
e. When the vehicle is recovered/evacuated for permanent standard repair, and DA
Forms 2404 and 2407 are used, the notation "BDAR" shall be added in the space
provided for description of deficiencies.
f. DA PAM 738-750 provides for disposition of DA Form 2404 and copy number 3
of DA form 2407. When "BDAR" is noted on these forms, they shall be mailed to:
Combat Data Information Center, AFFDL/FES/CDIC, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
45433. The information on these forms will provide data for designing vehicles to be
less susceptible to combat damage and easier to repair when damaged.