ASSESSING BATTLEFIELD DAMAGE
BDAR FIXES SHALL BE USED ONLY IN COMBAT
AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMANDER
AND SHALL BE REPAIRED BY STANDARD MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER THE MISSION IS COMPLETED.
SECTION I. General
This chapter provides guidelines to use to assess battlefield damage to the M113 Family
of Vehicles (FOV). It directs you to inexpedient repair procedure, or to the standard
system TM if an expedient repair procedure for your problem doesn't exist.
Use this TM in conjunction with the vehicles Technical Manuals (TM) and Lubrication
Order (LO). This chapter explains how to use this manual to assess and fix battlefield
damage that prevent the M113 FOV from moving, shooting, and/or communicating.
This chapter contains the general fault assessment tables, general troubleshooting and
maintenance instructions including combat damage report forms. General fault
assessment tables, specific fault assessment tables, and detailed assessment procedures
are used to locate the damage; and an expedient repair procedure tells how to fix the
damage. An index of the expedient repair procedures is located in each chapter. If you
don't know or aren't sure of exactly what your problem is, you should use the assessment
tables and procedures to find the fault.
Use the following steps to find and fix battlefield damages:
Do the Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) in the TM and
LO. At the same time look for obvious damage to the vehicle.
If applicable, do the troubleshooting/repair recommended in the TM.
If you find the problem, determine its effect on the operation (mobility,