ASSESSING BATTLEFIELD DAMAGE
SECTION II. Assessing Battlefield Damage
a. This section provides an overall damage assessment procedure to evaluate the
b. The assessment procedures are designed to assure that all necessary aspects of
a combat vehicle capability are evaluated during the assessment process. The
procedures refer you to:
(1) procedures in this manual if a "quick-fix" is possible,
(2) the standard TM if the best repair is covered in the system
(3) a higher maintenance level if access to devices or materials to do the
quick-fix are available only at those levels.
c. Each procedure:
(1) contains general information about the problem,
(2) lists materials and/or tools required other than those commonly available
to the crew, MT, and MST (If the listed items are not available, improvise. Anything
that will do the job is acceptable.),
(3) lists the estimated number of soldiers needed and the estimated time
required to complete the repair,
(4) states the operational limitations caused by the repair action before
experiencing further damage/degradation to the vehicle,
(5) provides other expedient options you can use depending on the availability
of personnel, materials, tools, and/or time (This does not include standard maintenance
procedures or recovery).
d. Following each assessment procedure is an index of the procedures contained in
that chapter. If you know exactly what your problem is, you can use the index to find
the proper expedient repair procedure.
e. Additional data is contained in the Appendices.
(1) Appendix A lists alternate sources of supply to include foreign ownership
of US combat vehicles and expendable supplies which are recoin mended for use to
implement various BDAR repairs.