5.2.1 Level A. The M1 MCBS and accessory equipment preserved as specified in 5.1.1 shall be
packed in one or more crates conforming to MIL-C-104, type II, class 2, style a. The exterior size of any
one crate shall not exceed 18.5 feet (5.63 meter) long by 7 feet (2.13 rater) wide by 6.5 feet (1.98 meter)
high. Accessory equipment and any loose parts shall be packed in box(es) conforming to PPP-B-601,
overseas type or PPP-B-621, class 2. The Ml MCBS and box(es) housing accessory equipment and loose
parts shall be anchored, blocked and braded on the crate base in accordance with MIL-STD-1186.
5.2.2 Level C. The M1 MCBS and accessory equipment preserved as specified in 5.1.2 shall be
packed as specified for level A except that the accessory equipment and any loose parts shall be packed in
box(es) conforming to PPP-B-601, domestic type or PPP-B-621, class 1.
5.3 Marking. In addition to any special marking specified in the contract or purchase order (see 6.2),
marking shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-129.
(This section contains information of a general or explanatory nature that may be helpful, but is not
6.1 Intended use. The M1 MCBS is intended for use with the Ml series main battle tank for extracting
or removing any land mines or booby traps from the Ml series MBT path and to detonate tilt-rod type
mines in front of tract of the Ml series MBT.
6.2 Acquisition requirements. Acquisition documents must specify the following:
a. Title, number and date of this specification.
b. Issue of DODISS to be cited in the solicitation, and if required, the specific issue of individual
documents referenced (see 2.1.1 and 2.2).
c. When a first article is required for inspection and approval, and the number of units required
d. Terrain and climatic test requirements (see 4.7.7).
e. Color when other than specified (see 3.15).
f. Level of preservation and packing required (see 5.1 and 5.2).
g. Any special parking (see 5.3).
6.3 First article. When a first article inspection is required, the items should be an initial production
item. The first article should consist of two units. The contracting officer should include specific
instructions in acquisition documents regarding arrangements for examinations, tests, and approval of the
first article test results and disposition of the first article.
(1) Class I.
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not enough to form
(3) Class II. Leakage of fluids great enough to form drops that fall from. the item being
(2) Class III. Leakage of fluids great enough to form drops but not enough to cause drops to drip
from item being checked/inspected.