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contractor's inspection are being properly applied. Failure of the contractor to promptly correct
product deficiencies discovered shall be cause for suspension of acceptance until correction has
been made or until conformance of product to specification criteria has been demonstrated.
4.3 Treatment of materials. Each vehicle shall be inspected to verify that all ferrous
metal used in the construction has been treated and that dissimilar metals have been treated as
4.4 First production vehicle inspection. The first production vehicle produced under the
contract shall be inspected by the contractor at his plant under the direction and in the presence
of Government representatives. The purpose of the inspection shall be to determine vehicle
conformance to the contract. Acceptance of the first production vehicle shall not constitute a
waiver by the Government of its right under the provisions of the contract.
4.4.1 Vehicle weight. The first production vehicle shall be weighed to determine the
curb weight and distribution of the curb weight on the front and rear axles (see 3.2.4 and 3.2.5).
The total imposed loads on the front and rear axles shall be computed by the contractor and
verified by the Government, using the curb weight, the operator and passenger weight at
175 pounds each, and the payload required to provide the specified GVW. The calculated
imposed loads on the front and rear axles shall be compared to the suspension, axle and tire load
capacity ratings to determine if these components are of adequate capacity to meet contractual
4.4.2 Road test. To determine conformance to 3.3 through, the first production
vehicle shall be road tested prior to the water spray test and after completion of the vehicle. The
vehicle shall be road tested for a distance of not less than 50 miles. The vehicle shall attain
speeds up to at least 55 mph. At least 20 percent of the road test distance shall be over dry,
unimproved or gravel roads at speeds up to 20 mph. The vehicle shall be subjected to not less
than three sudden stops from speeds of not less than 20 mph on a substantially level, dry, smooth
surface free of loose material. The vehicle shall be observed for the specified stopping distance.
Upon completion of the road test, the vehicle, components and accessories shall be examined for
damage and coolant leakage. All equipment permanently installed or secured for transit shall be
examined for damage.
4.4.3 In-process water spray test. To determine conformance to, and
3.5.3, each vehicle produced under the contract, shall be subjected to a water spray test. The
water spray test shall be performed prior to installation of interior paneling and insulation. The
vehicle shall be exposed to a 100 percent water spray for not less than 15 minutes. The spray
shall be delivered by nozzles operating at not less than 25 pounds per square inch (psi) water
pressure. The nozzles shall be sufficient in number and placed approximately 4 feet from the
body to afford full coverage of sides, roof, front, rear and undercarriage of the body. The spray
shall be applied simultaneously or section by section. All doors and windows shall be closed as
in normal travel position. During the water spray test, all windows and paneling shall be

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