Red Horizontal Dash (-).
This symbol indicates an inspection,
maintenance operational check or test flight is needed.
The symbol is also used to indicate that a normal
modification work order (MWO) is overdue.
This symbol also shows that the
condition of the equipment is unknown. A potentially
dangerous condition may exist The condition will be
corrected as soon as possible.
Red Diagonal (/). This symbol indicates a
defect exists that is not serious enough to ground the
Maintenance of Forms. Instructions for the
maintenance of forms, records, and reports are listed in
DA PAM 738-751 and TB 1-1500-341-01. When battle-
procedures in DA PAM 738-751 will apply.
In the Fault Information block of the DA
Form 2408-13-1 (See Figure 1-2) or 2408-13-3 (See
Figure 1-4), list the fault.
Enter the status symbol in the status block
and complete all required parts of the Fault Information
Update the status in the System Status
block of DA Form 2408-13 (See Figure 1-1) if
The individual completing the repair will
complete all required parts of the Correcting Information
block for the fault on the DA Form 2408-13-1 or 2408-
Status symbols will be cleared per DA
After completion of the repair update the
current status in the System Status block of the DA
Form 2408-13 if necessary.
When DA Form 2408-13-3 is used, this
form will become part of the Flight Pack
DA Form 2408-13-2 (See Figure 1-3) will
be used to document related maintenance actions
needed to repair the fault.
Temporary Repair. If the repair is temporary,
take the following action:
In the Correcting Information block for the
fault entered on the DA Form 2408-13-1 or 2408-13-3,
enter the corrective action taken and complete all
required parts of the Correcting Information block
In the next open Fault Information block
reenter the fault entry and state that a temporary repair
was made for the fault. If the temporary repair limits the
capability of the aircraft, use a circled red "X" status
symbol. Include the aircraft limitation in the fault entry.
If the status of the temporary repair is a
red diagonal "/, the entry may be reentered to the DA
Form 2408-14-1 (See Figure 1-6).
If the temporary repair requires an
inspection at intervals, list the required inspection on DA
Form 2408-18 (See Figure 1-5).
Enter the item to be inspected in
List the applicable TM in block 6.
inspection in block 7.
Enter when the next inspection is
due in block 8.
CONTROL. A trained assessor inspects and assesses
battle damage and battle damage repairs. Evaluation of
damage and recommendations for repairs are based on
thorough knowledge of the aircraft. Technical guidance
to repairers will be provided as necessary. Ideally, the
unit aircraft technical inspectors will be used as BDR
assessors. However, combat conditions may require the
unit aircraft maintenance officer or the maintenance
technician to assume this role. The pilot in command,
with crew chief recommendations, may also be required
to assess damage in critical situations. Therefore, these
personnel must have a thorough knowledge of the
aircraft an ACM/BDR.
BDR TOOLS AND MATERIALS. Battle-damage
repair requires simplicity and speed. Authorized tools
and materials shall be used where possible. With
adequate precautions, AVUM or AVIM manufactured
items can be used to expedite repairs. Cosmetic repair
of the structure may be accomplished with field
materials. BDR techniques are limited only by safety
considerations and the experience and skill of the