3. Report control number (RCN). Report
control numbers begin with 0001 at the beginning
of each calendar year and progress consecutively
throughout the year. Permanent detachments
(detachments with OINCs, for example, LAMPS,
HC) will assign report control numbers inde-
pendently of the parent activity.
4. Julian date deficiency discovered/location
of reporting unit. Omit location if entry will cause
message to become classified.
5. National stock number. The correct
national stock number, including all prefixes and
suffixes of the item being reported, is entered in
this space. This may require the use of catalogs
and various manuals.
6. Nomenclature. The noun name of the
item being reported is entered here. If necessary,
reference should be made to the IPB for correct
7, For new material, indicate manufacturers
name and code and the shippers name; for
reworked material, the last rework facility.
8. Manufacturers part number. The manu-
facturers part number of the failed item is entered
in this space. This information is normally found
on the nameplate attached to the part. If not on
the nameplate, refer to the SRC card, or to the
latest applicable IPB.
9. Serial/lot/batch number. The serial/lot/
batch number of the item being reported is entered
in this space. This is usually found on the
nameplate of the part or on the shipping container
of lots and batches.
10. Contract/purchase order/document
number (on shipments from government service
administration facilities, include contract,
purchase order, and requisition number). The
contract number can normally be found on the
item nameplate, SRC card, or shipping container,
if available. The contract number is essential
information for material replacement or cost
adjustment under the warranty clause in govern-
11. New/reworked/overhauled, if known.
This item relates to item 6.
12. Date manufactured/reworked (if appli-
cable). This information may be obtained from
decals, stamps, logbooks, or SRC cards.
13. Operating time at failure. Based on entry
item 12, indicate the time material had been in
service since new or rework when the deficiency
was discovered. See item 12 for possible sources
14. Government furnished material. (Yes or
no, if QDR; N/A if not). This is material or
equipment that has been furnished by the
government to a contractor or government activity
for installation in, use with, or in support of the
aeronautical system during production,
conversion, or modification.
15. Quantity. Quantity is a count of each
individual unit of issue (QDR only, N/A if not).
(A) received, (B) inspected, (C) deficient, (D)
items in stock at activity.
16. Deficient item works on or with. In order
of importance, enter (A) end item (B) next higher
17. Dollar value of deficient items (if known,
otherwise UNK) and man-hours to repair.
19. Item under warranty. Enter yes, no, or
UNK as applicable.
20. Work unit code. Enter the work unit code
as listed in block A22 of the VIDS/MAF,
21. Action/disposition. If holding for
investigation, indicate holding activity, location,
and time to be held at the activity; for example,
holding exhibit 30 days for investigation at
Building 4, Naval Supply Depot, Norfolk. If the
exhibit is a cartridge-actuated device or an aircrew
escape propulsion system (CADS/AEPS) item,
provide the name of the holding station/ship
ordnance department and the locally assigned
turn-in document number. If no response is
required, specify CFA response not required.
22. Details. The details should be entered as
a. Narrative description of abnormal
function, known or probable causes, pertinent
TDs not incorporated, comments or recom-
mendations, and EI (if requested). Photographs
to follow (if applicable).
b. How safety of personnel or activity
mission is affected.
c. Number of similar deficiencies in like
items reported by the originating activity; for
example, 5 in the past 4 months.
d. How deficiency was detected or
confirmed; for example, visually or functional
operation. Where deficiency was discovered; for
example, maintenance/in flight.
e. Storage/handling information, if
f. Indicate if supporting documents will
be supplied. When photographs are taken, place
a ruler alongside the object so it will appear in
each photograph. Measurements should also
appear on sketches.
g. Description of incorrectly identified
new material, if applicable.