Type of Manual. This Technical Manual (TM) provides Operator and Field Maintenance Instructions and a Repair
Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL) for the BAP. Maintenance Instructions include Troubleshooting procedures
and Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services.
Equipment Name. M15 Bridge Adapter Pallet (BAP).
Purpose of Equipment. The BAP will be used with the Common Bridge Transporter (CBT) or Palletized Load
System (PLS) trailer. The CBT provides the capability for transporting, launching, and retrieving the Improved Ribbon
Bridge (IRB) and the Standard Ribbon Bridge (SRB).
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by (as
applicable) DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual; DA PAM
738-751, Functional Users Manual for the Army Maintenance Management Systems - Aviation (TAMMS-A); or AR
700-138, Army Logistics Readiness and Sustainability.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
If your BAP 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://tulsa.tacom.army.mil (scroll
down and choose the "Submit Quality Deficiency Report" bar). The Internet form lets you choose to submit an
Equipment Improvement Recommendation (EIR), a Product Quality Deficiency Report (PQDR or a Warranty Claim
Action (WCA). You may also submit your information using an SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). You can
send your SF 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
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern, particularly since the BAP normally
operates in a wet environment. 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.
Corrosion specifically occurs with metals. It is an electrochemical process that causes the degradation of metals. It
is commonly caused by exposure to moisture, acids, bases, or salts. An example is the rusting of iron. Corrosion
damage in metals can be seen, depending on the metal, as tarnishing, pitting, fogging, surface residue, and/or
Plastics, composites, and rubbers can also degrade. Degradation is caused by thermal (heat), oxidation (oxygen),
solvation (solvents), or photolytic (light, typically UV) processes. The most common exposures are excessive heat
or light. Damage from these processes will appear as cracking, softening, swelling, and/or breaking.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using SF Form 368. The use of key words, such as "corrosion,"
"rust,""deterioration," and "cracking," will ensure that the information is identified as a CPC problem. SF Form 368,
Product Quality Deficiency Report should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 750-8, The Army
Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Procedures for the destruction of Army materiel are contained in TM 750-244-6 (WP 0076).