ASSESSING BATTLEFIELD DAMAGE
BDAR FIXES SHALL BE USED ONLY IN COMBAT OR FOR TRAINING
AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMANDER
(AUTHORIZED TRAINING FIXES ARE LISTED IN APPENDIX E)
IN EITHER CASE DAMAGES SHALL BE REPAIRED BY STANDARD
PROCEDURES AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE
Section I. INTRODUCTION
2-1. Scope. This chapter provides guidelines to use to assess battlefield damage. It directs you to an expedient repair
procedure, or to the standard system TM is an expedient repair procedure for your problem doesn't exist. Use this TM in
conjunction with the operator's technical manual (TM) and Lubrication Order (LO). This chapter explains how to use this
manual to assess and fix battlefield damage that prevents generator operation. This chapter contains the general fault
assessment tables, general troubleshooting and maintenance instructions, including combat damage report forms.
General fault assessment tables, specific fault assessment tables, and detailed assessment procedures are used to
locate the damage; an expedient repair procedure tells how to fix the damage. An index of the expedient repair
procedures is located in each chapter. If you don't know or aren't sure of exactly what your problem is, use the
assessment tables and procedures to find the fault.
2-2. Application. Perform the following steps to find and fix battlefield damages:
Do the Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) in the TM and LO. At the same time, look for
obvious damage to the generator.
If applicable, do the troubleshooting/repair recommended by the TM.
If you find the problem, determine its effect on the operation of the generator.
If the problem does not affect generator operation, the commander shall decide whether to attempt to fix the
problem or continue with the mission.
If the damage does affect generator operation, do one of the following:
Replace the bad part/assembly with a good one (from supply or other source or vehicle).
Replace the bad part/assembly with a substitute, if one exists.
Use the expedient repair procedures in this manual to repair the damage.
After repairing the damaged system, replace all lost fluids and/or lubricants. If the ones specified by LO or
TM are not available, refer to Appendix D for a possible substitute.
Section II. GENERAL FAULT ASSESSMENT TABLES
2-3. General. This section provides an overall damage assessment procedure to evaluate the operability of individual
Assessment References. The assessment procedures are designed to assure that all necessary aspects of a
generator's capability are evaluated during the assessment process. The procedures refer you to: