2.2 Other publications. The following document forms a part of this specification to the extent
specified herein. The issue of the document which is indicated as DOD adopted shall be the issue
listed in the current DODISS and the supplement thereto, if applicable.
SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS (SAE)
-Reporting Cleanliness Levels of Hydraulic Fluids.
(Applications for copies of SAE publications should be addressed to the Society of Automotive
Engineers, 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096.)
(Industry association specifications and standards are generally available for reference from
libraries. They are also distributed among technical groups and using Federal agencies.)
2.3 Order of precedence. In the event of a conflict between the text of this specification and the
references cited herein, the text of this specification shall take precedence.
3.1 First article. Unless otherwise specified, the contractor shall furnish actuator assemblies
which shall be subjected to first article inspection (see 4.4). First article inspection samples,
properly marked with identifying information shall be representative of the assembly to be
furnished to the Government. All subsequent assemblies delivered to the Government shall
conform to these samples in all of their pertinent physical and performance attributes. Any change
in production methods after approval shall require a first article resubmittal.
3.2 Materials. Materials shall be as specified herein and in referenced specifications, standards,
and drawings. Material shall be free of defects which adversely affect performance or
serviceability of the finished product.
3.2.1 Qualified products. The contractor shall be responsible for using parts and assemblies from
Qualified Products Lists (QPLs) whenever available. Contractor's inspection records shall
specifically list all QPL items by number and date of QPL, name of supplier and part or drawing
number(s). When parts and assemblies are approved as qualified products but not listed on the
QPL, the contractor shall list the product by number and date of the approved document and
name of supplier(s).
3.2.2 Hydraulic oil. Hydraulic oil used in the actuator assemblies shall conform to grade 10 of
MIL-L-2104 for ambient temperatures of +40 °F (+4 °C) and above, and to MIL-L-46167 for