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
1-1. Purpose. The purpose of Battlefield Damage Assessment and Repair (BDAR) is to rapidly return disabled
generators to the operational commander by expediently fixing, by-passing, or jury-rigging components to restore the
minimum essential systems required for the support of the specific combat mission or to enable the generator to self-
recover. These repairs may be temporary and may not restore full performance capability. This TM describes BDAR
procedures of a general nature applicable to all generators. Expedient repairs applicable to systems or sub-systems of a
specific generator are covered in system specific TM's. All possible types of combat damage and failure modes cannot
be predicted nor are all effective field expedient repairs known. This TM provides guidelines for assessing and repairing
battlefield failures of generator equipment and is not intended to be a complete catalog of all possible emergency repairs.
The repairs described here will serve as guidelines and will stimulate the experienced operator or mechanic to devise
expedients as needed to rapidly repair equipment in a combat crisis.
1-2. Scope. This technical manual (TM) is for use by operators, organizations, and direct support/general support
maintenance personnel. It provides procedures and guidelines for battlefield repairs on generators under the forward
support maintenance concept during combat.
1-3. Application. The procedures in this manual are designed for battlefield environments and should be used in
situations where standard maintenance procedures are impractical. These procedures are not meant to replace standard
maintenance practices, but rather to supplement them strictly in a battlefield environment. Standard maintenance
procedures will provide the most effective means of returning a damaged generator to ready status provided that
adequate time, replacement parts, and necessary tools are available. BDAR procedures are only authorized for use in
an emergency situation in a battlefield environment, and only at the direction of the commander.
Extent of Repair
. BDAR techniques are not limited
to simple restoration
of minimum functional combat
capability. If full functional capability can be restored expediently with a limited expenditure of time and assets, this
should be done.
Repair Drawbacks. Some of the special techniques in this manual if applied, may result in shortened life or
damage to components of the generator. The commander must decide whether the risk of having one less generator
available for combat outweighs the risk of applying the potentially destructive expedient repair technique. Each
technique gives appropriate warnings and cautions, and lists systems limitations caused by this action.
1-4. Definitions. The following terms specific to BDAR are used in this TM:
Battlefield Damage. The term "battlefield damage" includes all incidents which occur on the battle- field and
which prevent the generator from accomplishing its mission, such as combat damage, random failures, operator errors,
accidents, and wear-out failures.