OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION
Information in this PMCS Introduction applies only to preventive maintenance checks and
services for the Tanker Armor Module Kit (TAM).
· For information specific to the M978 Fuel Tanker, 8 X 8, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical
Trucks (HEMTT), refer to the PMCS Introduction in TM 9-2320-279-10.
To ensure that the Tanker Armor Module (TAM) is ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected on a
regular basis so that defects may be found and corrected before they result in injury or death due to equip-
The PMCS Table in WP 0009 contains systematic instructions for inspections and services to keep equipment
in good operating condition and ready for its primary mission.
EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES
a. Item Number (Item No.) Column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form
2404 or DA Form 5988-E (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet), include the item number for the
check/service indicating a fault. Item numbers also appear in the order in which you must perform checks and ser-
vices for the interval listed.
b. Interval Column. This column tells you when you must perform the procedure in the Procedure column.
Before procedures must be done immediately before you operate vehicle with Tanker Armor Module Kit (TAM).
Item to be Checked or Serviced Column. This column provides the location and item to be checked or
The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table should always be observed.
WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear before applicable procedures. You must observe these
WARNINGs to prevent injury or death to personnel and CAUTIONs to prevent your
equipment from being damaged.
d. Crewmember Procedure Column. This column includes the procedure you must perform to know if the
equipment is ready or available for its intended mission. You must perform the procedure at the time stated in the
e. Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. Information in this column tells you what faults will keep your equip-
ment from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you perform check/service procedures that show
faults listed in this column, the equipment is not mission-capable. Follow standard operating procedures for main-
taining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.