This technical bulletin is for your use in operating and performing Operator, Unit, and Direct Support (Field) Mainte-
nance on the Tanker Armor Module (TAM) installed on the M978 Fuel Tanker, 8 X 8, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tac-
tical Trucks (HEMTT). This technical bulletin covers tanker armor module (TAM) installation instructions and the
Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL).
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for the equipment will be those prescribed by DA PAM 750-8,
The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your armor kit needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us
what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. If you have
Internet access, the easiest and fastest way to report problems or suggestions is to go to https://aeps.ria.army.mil/
aepspublic.cfm (scroll down and choose the "Submit Quality Deficiency Report" bar). The Internet form lets you
choose to submit an Equipment Improvement Recommendation (EIR), or a Product Quality Deficiency Report
(PQDR). You may also submit your information using an SF Form 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). You
can send your SF Form 368 via e-mail, regular mail, or facsimile using the addresses/facsimile numbers specified
in DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual. We will send you a reply.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any cor-
rosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be
made to prevent the problem in future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other materi-
als, such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these materials may be a
corrosion problem. If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using SF Form 368 (Product Quality
Deficiency Report). Use of key words such as "corrosion," "rust," "deterioration," or "cracking" will ensure that
the information is identified as a CPC problem. The form should be submitted to the address specified in DA
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
For destruction of Army material to prevent enemy use, refer to TM 750-244-6.
PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Refer to TM 9-2320-279-20 for preparation for storage or shipment.
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