1-3. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATER-
IEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE (CONT).
d. References. Read TM 750-244-6 for in-
formation on destruction of mechanical equip-
ment. Read TM 750-244- 5-1 for information
on destruction of ammunition.
1-4. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR
SHIPMENT. Administrative storage is re-
stricted to 90 days and must not be extend-
ed. Refer to TM 9-2350 -238-20-2 for detailed
instructions on administrative storage.
1-5. OFFICIAL NOMENCLATURE,
NAMES, AND DESIGNATIONS.
Nomenclature Cross-Reference List.
1-6. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVE-
MENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR). If your
M578 Recovery Vehicle needs improvement,
let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user,
are the only one who can tell us what you
dont like about your equipment. Let us know
why you dont like the design. Put it on an SF
368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). Mail
it to us at Commander, U.S. Army Armament,
Munitions and Chemical Command, ATTN:
AMSMC-QAD, Rock Island, IL 61299-6000.
Well send you a reply.
1-7. CORROSION PREVENTION AND
a. Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC)
of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is
important that any corrosion problems with
this item be reported so that the problem can
be corrected and improvements can be made
to prevent the problem in the future.
b. While corrosion is typically associated
with rusting of metals, it can also include de-
terioration of other materials such as rubber
and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening,
swelling, or breaking of these materials may
be a corrosion problem.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it
can be reported using SF 368, Product Quali-
ty Deficiency Report. Use of key words such
as corrosion, rust, deterioration, or
c r a c k i n g will assure that the information is
identified as a CPC problem.
d. The form should be submitted to: Com-
mander, U.S. Army Armament, Munitions and
Chemical Command, ATTN: AMSMC-QAS/
Customer Feedback Center, Rock Island, IL
61299 - 6000.
DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1-8. EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES.
a. Purpose. The M578 Recovery Vehicle is used to pick up or tow disabled mechanized
equipment, as a crane at repair base, and as a carrying platform for spare parts and maintenance