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. Armor
M113 Family of vehicles have varying degrees of armor protection. The configuration
and alloy will vary with the type of vehicle and its intended mission. Some vehicles
have removable armor covers which facilitate battlefield repairs. Fender skirts, access
covers and add-on armor plating are easily removed and replaced with fabricated
substitutes. Cast hulls and turrets as well as hulls and turrets manufactured from
welded armor plates are difficult to repair. Armor alloys require preheating to perform
proper repairs which will still retain the required protection. Improvised armor repairs
can be made but will be limited to improvised patching using bolt-on type repairs or use
expedient welding procedures in Appendix B to weld on patches if normal welding
equipment is not available.
10-2. Assessment Procedure.
Assessment of armor will consist of a visual inspection to determine the extent of
damage and repairs required.
10-3. BDAR Procedure Index.
Procedures for improvising hang-on type armor to restore some crew protection are
still under development.