4.10 Visual and mechanical inspection. Hooks shall be examined to ensure conformance with this
specification. Continuous examination shall be performed to assure compliance with the following
General requirements (see 3.1 ).
Materials (see 3.2).
Marking (see 3.6).
Workmanship (see 3.7).
5.1 Packaging. For acquisition purposes, the packaging requirements shall be as
specified in the contract or order (see 6.2). When packaging of materiel is to be performed by
DoD or in-house contractor personnel, these personnel need to contact the responsible packaging
activity to ascertain packaging requirements. Packaging requirements are maintained by the
Inventory Control Point's packaging activities within the Military Service or Defense Agency, or
within the Military Service's system commands. Packaging data retrieval is available from the
managing Military Department's or Defense Agency's automated packaging files, CD-ROM
products, or by contacting the responsible packaging activity.
6.1 Intended use. Sliding choker hooks are intended for use with single leg plain end loop and
thimbled slings. The end item application is for aircraft ground tie down and ground anchor.
6.2 Acquisition requirements. Acquisition documents should specify the following:
Title, number, and date of this specification.
PIN which includes size of choker hook required (see 1.2).
Whether plane of eye should be parallel or perpendicular to hook opening (see 3.1 ).
Selection of applicable level of preservation, packaging and packing required (see 5. 1).
6.3 Subject term (key word) listing.
6.4 Environmentally preferable material. Environmentally preferable materials should be used to the
maximum extent possible to meet the requirements of this specification. Table VIII lists the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) top seventeen hazardous materials targeted for major usage reduction. Use of
these materials should be minimized or eliminated unless needed to meet the requirements specified
herein (see section 3).
TABLE VIII. EPA top seventeen hazardous materials.
Cadmium and Compounds
Lead and Compounds
Mercury and Compounds
1,1,1 - Trichoroethane
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Chromium and Compounds
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
Cyanide and Compounds
Nickel and Compounds