stores loading manuals provide standardized weapons
system release and control checks as well as loading,
arming, and safing procedures for weapons systems.
Tactical manuals define aircraft operational
parameters as well as weapons and stores clearances.
Q1. What type of publication contains a schedule of
forced removal items and their replacement
intervals and a record of applicable technical
Q2. What type of publication covers minimum daily
inspection requirements for servicing and the
performance of special and conditional
TECHNICAL MANUAL NUMBERING
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the
two technical manual numbering systems that
are used within the Naval Establishment.
The structure of numerical and alphabetical
combinations of a NAVAIR technical manual number
identifies the basic equipment category, main groups
within the category, specific item of equipment, type of
usage, type or model designation, and specific type of
There are two numbering systems presently in use
by NAVAIR: the older NAVAIR publication num-
bering system and the newer Technical Manual
Identification Numbering System (TMINS). You must
be able to use both numbering systems.
NAVAIR PUBLICATION NUMBERING
The NAVAIR manual publication number consists
of a prefix (NAVAIR or NA for NAVAIRSYSCOM)
that designates the command responsible for
developing or maintaining the manual. The manual
number consists of three parts, separated by dashes (-).
Additional numbers may be added to show multiple
volumes of a manual.
Part I of the publication number is the category.
Normally it is a two-digit number (in some cases two
digits and a letter). It designates the major category of
the manual; for example, 00 tells you that this is a
general manual; 01 is for airframes, 02 is for power
plants. Refer to Naval Air Systems Command
Technical Manual Program, NAVAIR 00-250-100, for
a complete breakdown of publication numbering
Part II of the publication number is made up of
numbers (or numbers and letters). They identify either
a basic aircraft model, the manufacturer, or the specific
class, group, or subcategory of the manual. For
example, in figure 3-1, the number F14AAA in view A
identifies the aircraft model. In view D, 75PAC
identifies Lockheed as the manufacturer of the P-3C
Part III of the publication number usually
identifies a particular type of manual. For example, -1
identifies the NATOPS flight manual, -2 the
maintenance instruction manual, -3 the structural repair
manual, and -4 the illustrated parts breakdown.
Additional numbers may be used to show system
grouping breakout by volume or subsystem grouping
by subvolume. For example, in the number -2-2, the
second -2 indicates the second volume of a
maintenance manual. In the number -2-2.1, the .1
indicates a subvolume within the grouping.
Figure 3-1 shows examples of technical manual
TECHNICAL MANUAL IDENTIFICATION
NUMBERING SYSTEM (TMINS)
The TMINS numbering system is part of the effort
to standardize technical manual numbers for all ships,
aircraft, and equipment. Navy Standard Technical
Manual Identification Numbering System, NAV-
AIRINST 4160.1, establishes the TMINS for
aeronautic publications. The TMINS provides a single
user-oriented numbering and indexing system. It meets
the requirements of all systems commands for
identifying, referencing, and requisitioning technical
manuals and changes. The system also makes it easier
to identify and order manuals for the operating forces
and other users. It is compatible with automatic data
processing (ADP) procedures. The OPNAV Applica-
tion Guide and Index, OPNAV N0000-00-1DX-000/
TMINS, should be available in your technical library.
By using this guide and index, you will be able to
understand and use the TMINS.
The TMINS assigns each technical manual a
unique identifying alphanumeric designation patterned
after the 13-digit National Stock Number (NSN); for
example, A1-F18AA-NFM-500. It serves as the