(1) Each fiche contains about 1/4 inch of title area across the top of the film,
legible to the eye. Appearing in the title area from left to right will be the following.
The product title.
The date of that product.
The first NIIN/MCN on that fiche.
The fiche number in the set.
(2) The body of the fiche contains 260 frames arranged in 18 vertical columns
and 15 horizontal rows. Columns are identified numerically 1 through 18. Rows are
labeled alphabetically A through O.
(a) The first frame (A01), located at the top left hand side, contains
information concerning contacts within the USAMC Catalog Data Activity for problems
regarding ARMS products.
(b) The last frame (018), located at the bottom right hand side, contains
an index for that fiche sequenced by the first NIIN/MCN of each frame cross-referenced to
a row and column number.
(c) Data lines are sequenced vertically from the top to the bottom of each
column, and the columns proceed left to right.
MATERIALS CROSS REFERENCE LIST
As previously discussed, the ARMS Monthly AMDF lists items in national item
identification number (NIIN) sequence. If you need to order a repair part and do not have
the item's identification number, you can use the MCRLs to obtain it.
a. The purpose of the MCRLs is to provide a listing of NSNs, reference numbers
(part numbers), and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes, cross-referenced
to each other with additional information about these codes and how these codes are
related to one another.
b. The MCRLs contain the following information.
(1) Information on non-classified reference numbers (part numbers) which
have an active NSN.
(2) All NSNs that are registered in the Defense Integrated Data System
(DIDS) Total Item Record (TIR) regardless of military service.
Canceled NSNs that have a registered replacement.