identifies the manufacturer (Lockheed) of the
P-3C aircraft; and the 02B-10 in part (E) iden-
tifies the manufacturer (Pratt and Whitney) of the
jet engine power plant.
Part III of the publications suffix number may
or may not have identifiable numerical
significance within the airframe, missile, and
power plant series. The number usually identifies
a particular type of manual; for example,
NAVAIR 01-XXXX-1 (-1 NATOPS), NAVAIR
01-XXXX-2 (-2 maintenance), NAVAIR 01-
XXXX-3 (-3 structural repair), and NAVAIR
01-XXXX-4 (-4 IPB). Additional numbers may
be added to indicate system grouping breakout
by volume or subsystem grouping by subvolume
(i.e., NA 01-XXXX-2-2). The second -2 indicates
the second volume of the maintenance series,
which is usually grouped by system. If the number
assignment is NAVAIR 01-XXXX-2-2.3, the .3
indicates a subvolume or subsystem within a
grouping. Refer to figure 3-2 for specific examples
of technical manual number assignments. How-
ever, this system does not hold true in all cases.
In many technical manual number assignments,
the suffix numbers are assigned in numerical
sequence for identification only, and they have
no significant meaning.
Technical Manual Identification
Numbering System (TMINS)
The TMINS numbering system was developed
in coordination with other systems commands.
It was developed in response to the project
sponsored by the Naval Material (NAVMAT)
Command to standardize technical manual
numbers for all ships, aircraft and equipment, and
their method of assignment throughout the Navy.
To establish policies and guidelines of the TMINS,
the Commander of Naval Material (CNM) issued
NAVMATINST 4160.1. In response, NAVAIR
issued its own instructionNAVAIRINST 4160.1.
This instruction is tailored after the NAVMAT-
INST and establishes the TMINS for aeronautic
publications. The TMINS provides a single user-
oriented numbering and indexing system. It
satisfies the requirements of all systems commands
for identifying, referencing, and requisitioning
technical manuals and changes. The system also
makes the identification and ordering of manuals
easier for the operating forces and other users.
It is compatible with automatic data processing
(ADP) manipulation procedures. Subsequently,
NAVMAT issued an application guide and index,
M0000-00-IDX-000/TMINS. This guide and
index should be available in the technical library.
By using the guide and index, you will be able to
understand and use the TMINS.
NOTE: The Naval Material Command was
disestablished, effective 6 May 1985, as the
controlling authority over the systems commands.
All systems commands now report directly to
CNO. The cognizant authority for NAVMAT-
INST 4160.1 is now Naval Sea Systems Command
The TMINS assigns each technical manual a
unique identifying alphanumeric designation,
patterned after the 13-digit national stock number
(NSN); for example, 0000-LP-000-0000. It serves
as the technical manual identification number and
as the national stock number used to requisition
the manual. Additionally, TMINS contains a
provision for adding a suffix to give the security
classification and other information considered
important. While reading the remainder of this
section, you should look at figure 3-3.
TMINS NUMBER COMPOSITION. The
standard TMINS number (fig. 3-3) is made up of
two distinct parts separated by a slash (/). The
first part of the TMINS is called the publication
identifier (PI). It is the essential root of the
number. The PI is always used, and it is always
made up of exactly 13 characters.
The second part of the TMINs is called the
suffix. It is an added field of up to 17 characters
(including the slash). When used, it gives user-
oriented information. The suffix is always used
for classified manuals and separately bound
unclassified portions of classified technical
manuals. The suffix for both classified and
unclassified TMINS may also give the use equip-
ment designation, nomenclature, model, or hull
PI COMPOSITION. The publication identi-
fier is made up of two major components: the
hardware/subject identifier and the technical
manual (TM) identifier. The first seven characters
of the PI make up the hardware/subject identifier.
These characters identify the specific hardware
(such as an aircraft) or subject (such as an
airborne weapons system) to which the technical
manual applies. Once the project serial number
is assigned (for example, SA-AN/APS-39A radar