5.1 Preproduction pack. The contractor shall furnish a preproduction pack for
examination within the time frame specified (see 6.2) to prove prior to starting
production packaging the applied preservation, packing and marking comply with
the packaging requirements of this specification. Examinations shall be those
specified in Section 4 and shall be subject to surveillance and approval by the
Government (see 6.3). The preproduction pack may be prepared utilizing either
the preproduction model or a production kit. When the preproduction model is
utilized, any preservation and packing shall be removed by the contractor at no
expense to the Government, when requested by the Government, to facilitate
comparison between the preproduction model and production kit.
5.2.1 Ferrous metal surfaces. Any unpainted or machined ferrous metal
surfaces on any of the kit components shall be coated with preservative
conforming to MIL-C-16173, Grade 2, or equivalent. Those items placed in
individual cartons shall be wrapped with barrier material conforming to MIL-B-121.
5.2.2 Hydraulic lines. Hydraulic lines, both rigid and flexible types, not
connected to another component shall have their ends sealed with plastic caps or
plugs to prevent entrance of dirt or water.
5.2.3 Technical publications. Technical publications shall be placed together
in a suitably sized polyethylene bag, not less than 4 mils thick. The bag shall
be closed by heat sealings
5.2.4 Unit packaging. Individual components of the kit shall be placed in
containers as specified in the Appendix.
Packing shall be level A or C as specified.
5.3.1 Level A. The complete kit shall be packed in a box conforming to
PPP-B-601, overseas type, style A except that gross weight may be increased to a
maximum of 1,300 pounds. Placement of unit packaged components and all blocking
shall be in accordance with the Packaging Data Sheet, (see Appendix). The box
shall be reinforced with flat steel strapping in accordance with the box
5.3.2 Level C. The complete kit shall be packed as specified for Level A,
except that the box shall be domestic type, style optional.
Marking for shipment and storage shall be in accordance with
6.1 Intended use. The mounting kit permits the attachment of the mine
clearing roller system on an M60 series tank.