1-3. CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL.
The flatrack has a total service life of 10 years which allows for extended periods of operation in a corrosive
environment. A corrosive environment includes exposure to high humidity, salt spray, road-deicing chemicals, gravel,
and atmospheric contamination. No action beyond normal washing and repair of damaged areas is necessary to
control corrosion. To prevent moisture accumulation, drain holes are provided on structural and sheet metal areas
where necessary. Stowage boxes are provided with drains.
1-4. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
Refer to TM 750-244-6, Procedures for Destruction of Tank-Automotive Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use.
1-5. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR).
If your flatrack needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only ones who can tell us
what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design. Put it on an SF368 (Product
Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at: U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN:
AMSTA-TR-E-MPA, Warren, MI 48397-5000. We'll send you a reply.
1-6. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT.
Refer to Para 2-13 for storage or shipment instructions for the flatrack.
1-7. QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL (QA/QC).
If there are any Quality Assurance/Quality Control problems with the flatrack, put the problem on an SF 368 Quality
Deficiency Report and mail it to: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN:
AMSTA-TR-E-MPA, Warren, MI 48397-5000. A reply will be furnished to you.
1-8. EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATION.
The flatrack can be configured to carry palletized (View A), break-bulk (View B), or 20 foot International Standards
Organization (ISO) container (View C) payloads (Figure 1-1).