OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
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GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES - CONTINUED
Inspection Procedures and Replacement Criteria for Armor and Ballistic Glass.
Metallic Armor. Inspect for and replace the armor if any of the following conditions exist:
Stage 3 rust spots are areas of corrosion which may indicate a rusted through condition; (i.e., metal in cor-
roded area is unsound and small pin holes are present).
Stage 4 rust is a rust through condition.
User modifications that have not been authorized by the Vehicle PM.
Examine areas around bolts and bolt holes for cracks or elongation of the holes. Cracks that are 1 in. or
longer, or 2 consecutive bolt holes elongated are cause to replace the armor panel.
Look for signs that the armor has been deformed or damaged, including:
(a) Armor that is dented or bent out of shape.
(b) Bent door frames and door support posts which won't allow the doors to close properly.
(c) Bent, warped, or misaligned body panels that cause gaps between adjacent armor panels.
(d) Any complete penetration of the armor (a hole in the armor) or multiple gouges 1/4 in. or deeper
within 3 in. of each other.
Ceramic/Composite Armor. Inspect for and replace if there is any visible damage.
Transparent Armor (Ballistic Glass). Inspect transparent armor for damage and replace if any of the following
Cloudiness in the glass which interferes with the driver's vision.
Rock chips, cracks with spider webbing, decals, or stickers that impair vision.
Any damage that exposes the glass below the first layer.
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