KINKED--A twist or curl, as in a cable, wire, or
PSIA--Pounds per square inch absolute.
tubing, caused by its doubling or bending upon
PSIG--Pounds per square inch gauge.
LCSU--Liquid coolant service unit.
RAC--Rapid action change.
MAINTENANCE--The function of retaining mate-
RFI--Ready for issue.
rial in or restoring it to a serviceable condition.
MBEU--Martin-Baker ejection unit (seat).
SAFETY WIRE/LOCKWIRE--A wire set into a
MIM--Maintenance instruction manual.
component to lock movable parts into a safe, secure
MLM--Marine location marker.
SDLM--Standard depot-level maintenance.
MRC--Maintenance requirement card.
SE--Support equipment. All the equipment on the
ground needed to support aircraft in a state of
readiness for flight.
NADEP--Naval aviation depot.
SEAWARS--Seawater activated release system.
NATOPS--Naval Air Training and Operating
SERVICING--The filling of an aircraft with consum-
NAVAIRSYSCOM--Naval Air Systems Command.
ables such as fuel, oil, and compressed gases to
NAWMU-1--Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance
predetermined levels, pressure, quantities, or weights.
SMDC--Shielded mild detonating cord.
NFO--Naval flight officer.
SOP--Standard operating procedure.
NOMENCLATURE--A system of names; systematic
TENSION--A force of pressure exerting a pull or
NOTE--An operating procedure, condition, etc.,
which, because of its importance, is essential to
NSN--National stock number.
OBOGS--Onboard oxygen generating system.
TORQUE--A turning or twisting force.
TOXIC--Harmful, destructive, deadly; poisonous.
OPNAV--Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
VAC--Volts alternating current.
OXIDATION--That process by which oxygen unites
VDC--Volts direct current.
with some other substance, causing rust or cor-
VOLATILE LIQUIDS--Liquids that are readily va-
porizable at relatively low temperatures. Explosive
PDRM--Parachute deployment rocket motor.
PPI--Program position indicator.
WAM--Weapons assembly manual.
PRESSURE--The amount of force distributed over
WARNING--An operating procedure, practice, etc.,
each unit of area, expressed in pounds per square
that if not followed correctly could result in
personal injury or loss of life.
XSMDC--Expanding shielded mild detonating cord.
PSI--Pounds per square inch.