3.1 Standard vehicle and accessories. Except as specified in 3.1.1 through 184.108.40.206, the
vehicle, components, assemblies, and accessories to be delivered under the contract shall be
standard or optional items which meet or exceed the requirements of this specification. All
chassis items shall be as represented in the chassis manufacturer's technical data, and special
bodies or mounted equipment shall be as represented in the body and equipment manufacturer's
technical data. Technical data shall be limited to specifications and technical material, identical
to that furnished to the authorized company representatives for selection of vehicle models and
components and shall be available in the engineering offices of the procuring activity, prior to
delivery of the items. The chassis model furnished shall be not older than the chassis
manufacturer's current model on the date of invitation for bids.
3.1.1 Special requirements. In addition to the standard vehicle and components specified
in 3.1, the vehicle shall be furnished with special equipment as specified herein.
220.127.116.11 Painting and marking. The vehicle shall be treated, painted and marked in
accordance with MIL-STD-1223. As specified, by the procuring activity for the appropriate
military service (see 6.2), the exterior color and the identification markings shall be in
accordance with MIL-STD-1223.
18.104.22.168 Rustproofing. When specified (see 6.2), the vehicle shall be rustproofed in
accordance with the truck requirements of FED-STD-297.
22.214.171.124 Instruction plates. The equipment shall be provided with instruction plates
describing special or important procedures for operating and servicing equipment and warnings
of hazardous procedures. Each control lever shall be marked with a plate depicting the function
of the control. Individual markings shall be adjacent to each control. The plates shall be durable
and legible throughout the life of the equipment. The plates shall be conspicuously located.
Plates and markings shall conform to composition A (class l or 2) or composition C of
126.96.36.199 Spark arrester muffler. As specified herein (see 3.4.16), the vehicle shall be
furnished with an exhaust system spark arrester muffler.
3.2 General design.
3.2.1 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The vehicle and all furnished accessories
shall comply with all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in effect on the date of