Status of Technical Manuals Specifications and Standards 7/1998

Claudia Bach


This report covers specifications, standards, and amendments received in the period from 1 May 1998 through 31 July 1998. Special emphasis has been placed on documentation in the category TMSS (Technical Manual Specification & Standards). However, other documents with widespread appeal are also included.

Technical Manuals Specifications and Standards
MIL-STD-334, Revision B, 04/20/98: Displayed Messages for Automatic Test Equipment.

This new revision sets uniform requirements for written or graphical information delivered to users of automatic test equipment by computer-controlled output devices. Changes are extensive.

MIL-M-21861B, Cancellation Notice 1, 05/05/98: Manuals, Technical, Materials Handling Equipment.
The specification is canceled without superseding document.

MIL-P-22203, Inactivation Notice 1, 04/04/98: Performance Data Report for Standard Aircraft Characteristics Charts for Piloted Aircraft.
This document is inactive for new design, but can be used for replacement purposes.

MIL-M-23305, Cancellation Notice 1, 05/04/98: Manual: Technical Operation, Maintenance, and Overhaul Instructions with Illustrated Parts Breakdown (for Aircraft Launching and Recovery Equipment); Preparation of.
No superseding document.

MIL-G-29011, Cancellation Notice 3, 05/05/98: Guide, Operation and Maintenance, for Training Aids, for Preparation of.
This specification has been canceled with no superseding document.

MIL-M-29049, Cancellation Notice 1, 05/05/98: Manuals, Technical: Functionally Oriented for Training Devices (FOTM).
Canceled, with no replacement.

MIL-PRF-38314, 08/18/97: Manuals, Technical: Operation & Associated Checklist (Space Systems) Preparation of.
This new specification covers requirements for the preparation of operation manuals and associated checklists for space systems, such as satellite systems, warning systems, surveillance systems, and spacelift systems.

MIL-PRF-63012, Revision B, 04/20/98: Manuals, Technical: Depot Maintenance Work Requirements (DMWRs) for Maintenance/Demilitarization of Conventional and Chemical Ammunition.
This new performance revision level contains requirements for preparation of Depot Maintenance Work Requirements. Changes are extensive.

MIL-PRF-63029D, Interim Amendment 1, 05/13/98: Manuals, Technical: Requirements for Operator's Manuals and Checklists for Aircraft.
Changes are provided by the use of replacement pages for pages 14 and 23 through 30.

MIL-PRF-63034, Revision B, 04/20/98: Bulletins, Technical: Warranty, Preparation of.
This performance revision level contains requirements for the preparation of warranty technical bulletins (WTBs). Changes are extensive.

MIL-PRF-63042, Revision D, 04/20/98: Manuals, Technical: Procedures for Destruction of Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use.
This performance revision level contains requirements for the preparation of technical manuals on the destruction of equipment. Changes from the previous issue are extensive.

MIL-PRF-83495B, Amendment 1, 03/16/98: Technical Manuals -- On-Equipment Maintenance Manual Set.
This amendment contains both pen and ink changes as well as replacement pages for pages 29 through 32.

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