This technical bulletin is for your use in operating and performing Operator, Unit, and Direct Support (Field) Mainte-
nance on the Crew Protection Kit installed on the M977 Series, 8 X 8, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT).
This technical bulletin also covers armor kit 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, as contained in the Maintenance Management Update.
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 Improve-
ment 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 corrosion
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 materials, 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 PAM 750-8.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL 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.