TERMS AND DFFINITIONS . There is a variety of
special terms and definitions used with battle-damage
assessment and repair. The reader should familiarize
himself with the terms in the Glossary before continuing.
Many of the illustrations in this
schematics. They are intended to
airframe structure and are not always
accurate in scale or detail of design.
Features of a structure are often
enlarged to aid in understanding the
instructions given in the manual.
difficulty comparing the illustrations
with the airframe structures they
represent. However, the assessor is
illustrations for detail not shown and
features not drawn to scale.
SECTION II. BATTLE-DAMAGE ASSESSMENT CONCEPTS
BATTLE-DAMAGE ASSESSMENT .
BDR Assessor. Trained assessors will assess
aircraft battle damage. Their training, technical
knowledge, and the use of ACM/BDR manuals are the
foundation of the ACM/IBDR concept. Assessment is
used to determine which aircraft need expedient repair,
which can be flown with only minor attention, and which
requirements. The objective is to return the maximum
number of aircraft to a flyable condition. It may be
determined that aircraft cannot be made flyable within
time and/or manpower constraints. In this case they
may be source of repair parts.
assessors must have a minimum aviation skill
equivalent to a MOS 66 series technical inspector and
appropriate 67 series MOS. Assessors must have
assessment. Additional assessors may be aircraft
maintenance officers (15T) and technicians (100G and
151A) who have completed the Aircraft Maintenance
Officer Course (Phase II). They must also be assigned
to aircraft maintenance positions.
assessors' primary responsibilities are to evaluate
damage and determine repairs needed to quickly return
aircraft to operational service. Resources must not be
wasted on aircraft which cannot be repaired within
specified time limits. Assessors will determine the
requirements for and sequence of repairs. They
establish an estimated time to complete repairs by skill.
They also coordinate with the maintenance authority to
establish an estimated time of availability.
AVUM Level. At the level, the assessor may
seek assistance from specialist on various aircraft
systems. However, the assessor is responsible for the
assessment and recommendations given to the
maintenance authority. The maintenance authority
determines the priority for repairs.
Field Recovery Site. At the field recovery site,
the assessor evaluates aircraft damage. He also
recommends repairs to the maintenance authority. The
maintenance authority decides what repairs can be
made under the immediate tactical situation.
maintenance authority in determining what restrictions
must be placed on the aircraft because of BDR.
Repair Priority. When the assessment is
complete, the maintenance authority determines the
priority in which aircraft will be repaired based on the