RECOVERY VEHICLE, FULL TRACKED: MEDIUM, M88A1
PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT
DA Form 2404
DD Form 6
DD Form 1397
Preparation for Storage or Shipment
PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
When shipping the M88A1, the officer in charge of preparing the shipment will be responsible for furnishing the
materiel in serviceable condition, properly cleaned, processed, packaged, and packed.
Personnel withdrawing the vehicle from storage for shipment must not remove preservatives other than to ensure that
the materiel is complete and serviceable. If preservatives have been removed, they must be restored to prescribed level
of preservation prior to shipment.
LIMITED STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
When received for storage and already processed for domestic shipment by the manufacturer as indicated on DD
Form 1397, the vehicle will not be reprocessed unless inspection performed on receipt of materiel reveals corrosion,
Upon receipt from manufacturing facilities, if the procession data on the tag indicated that preservation has been
rendered ineffective by operation or by freight shipping damage, completely process the vehicle in accordance with
Vehicle to be prepared for administrative storage must be given a limited technical inspection and processed as
prescribed on DD Form 1397. The results of the inspection and classification will be entered on DA Form 2404.
Immediately upon receipt of the vehicle for storage, inspect and service the vehicle as prescribed. Perform a systematic
inspection. Replace or repair all missing or broken parts. If repairs are beyond the scope of the unit and materiel will
be inactivated for an appreciable length of time, place materiel in limited storage and attach tags specifying the repairs
needed. The report of these conditions will be submitted by the unit commander for action by an ordnance maintenance
When materiel is inactivated for a limited time (not to exceed 90 days), it will be processed in accordance with TM
Prepare a DD Form 6 for all shipments received in a damaged or otherwise unsatisfactory condition due to deficiencies
in preservation, packaging, marking, handling, loading, or storage, and for apparently excessive preservation.
The preferred storage site for vehicles is in dry, covered sheds. When it is necessary to store materiel outdoors, protect
it against the elements as prescribed in TM 743-200.