As a means of improving updated manual availability and reducing stowage space, NAVAIR placed numerous maintenance and illustrated parts breakdown manuals on 16-mm microfilm. This process was later found not to be cost effective or practical for most activities. Very few activities today use MIARS, and eventually it will become a thing of the past. For this reason MIARS will not be covered in depth by this TRAMAN. For more information concerning MIARS, refer to NAVAIR 00-25-100.
Microfiche is a film negative card (fiche). Fiche cards are used for many purposes throughout the Navy wherever microfilming may be used to reduce amounts of paper documents. Figure 3-8 shows a fiche card that is used as part
Figure 3-8.-Microfiche card example.Continue Reading