w/INT. AMENDMENT 2
188.8.131.52.1.2 Multiple linear indications. Multiple linear indications shall not exceed 1-1/2
times the plate thickness if two or more lie in the same plane. The total length of indications
in one plane, in any four inch length, shall not exceed twice the plate thickness. No more
than ten indications, whether in one plane or multiple planes, are permitted in any four inch
184.108.40.206.1.3 Cracks. All cracks are rejectable.
220.127.116.11.1.4 Removal of large indications. Large indications shall be removed by the
manufacturer or processor by grinding, provided the resulting cavity does not exceed 1/4
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. DELETED.
4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. DELETED.
4.1 Classification of inspection. The inspection requirements specified herein are classified
a. First article inspection (see 4.1.1).
b. Conformance inspection (see 4.2).
4.1.1 First article inspection. When required (see 6.2), the first article samples submitted in
accordance with 3.1, shall be examined for all the provisions of this specification applicable
to end item examination.
4.1.2 First article tests. First article tests shall consist of all the tests specified in 4.6 (see
4.1.3 First article ballistic test. Unless otherwise specified (see 3.1, 6.2 and 6.4), the first
article ballistic test shall not be required provided (a) the manufacturer, within 37 months,
has produced acceptable plates within the same nominal thickness ranges of table VI and
(b) the production conditions are the same as for previously accepted plates. A supplier
who has previously met the first article requirements shall furnish the procuring activity
with the pertinent data relative to compliance with first article test.
4.2 Conformance inspection. The acceptance examination under 4.5 and the tests under 4.6
shall serve as a basis for the acceptance of individual production lots.
4.3 Lot. A lot shall consist of all production and ballistic test plates of the same melt of
steel, of the same thickness, having the same treatment, and heat treated with the same
thermal cycle in the same production furnace(s) in the same facility. When specified by the
procuring activity (see 4.3.1 and 6.2), production and ballistic test plates shall be allowed to
be heat treated separately. The test plate shall be heat treated in a production furnace.