188.8.131.52 Examination. Samples selected in accordance with 184.108.40.206 shall be examined for the major
defects as shown in table III. The AQL shall be 1.0 percent defective.
TABLE III. Examination schedule.
Ferrous metal surfaces not preserved as specified.
Items in individual cartons not preserved as specified.
Hydraulic lines not sealed as specified.
Technical publications not preserved as specified.
Unit packaging of kit components not as specified.
Level A box not as specified.
Placement of unit packaged components in shipping container not
Blocking of kit and components not as specified.
Strapping not as specified for level A.
Level C box not as specified.
Strapping not as specified for level C.
Container identification markings not as specified.
5.1 First article pack. The contractor shall furnish a first article pack for examination within the time
frame specified (see 6.2) to prove prior to starting production packaging that 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 6.4). The
first article pack may be prepared utilizing either first article kit or a production kit. When the first article
kit 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 first article kit and
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.