Section I. GENERAL
3-1. Scope of Operator's Maintenance
Tools and Materials Required for Operator's
photographic equipment contained
a. Tools. The tools required are contained in the
in the darkroom and should be
referred to for additional operator's
maintenance information for those
(1) Cellulose sponges.
The maintenance duties normally assigned to the
operator of the darkroom are listed below, together with
a reference to the paragraphs covering the specific
(4) Lens tissue.
maintenance function. The tools and materials required
(5) Lintfree cloth.
(6) Stiff bristle brush.
a. Daily preventive maintenance checks and
(7) Fine sandpaper.
(8) Soft bristle brush.
b. Weekly preventive maintenance checks and
(9) Air syringe.
(10) Mild soap.
Section II. OPERATOR'S PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
good general (physical) condition and in good operating
3-3. Preventive Maintenance
condition. If the defect cannot be remedied by the
operator, higher category, maintenance or repair is
Preventive maintenance is the systematic care,
required. Records and reports of these checks and
servicing, and inspection of equipment to prevent the
services must be made in accordance with the
occurrence of trouble, to reduce downtime, and to
requirements set forth in TM 38-750.
assure that the equipment is service able.
a. Systematic Care. The procedures given in
3-4. Operator's Preventive Maintenance Checks and
care, cleaning, and touchup painting essential to proper
upkeep and operation of the equipment.
handbooks supplied for each photographic equipment
that must be accomplished daily and under the special
(para 3-1) contain procedures that should
conditions listed below.
The procedures contained in this chapter are intended to
(1) In vehicular installations.
supplement the individual equipment procedures.
(a) Before the vehicle starts on a
b. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services.
The preventive maintenance checks and services charts
(b) When the equipment is initially
specific intervals; however, the procedures established
(c) When the equipment is reinstalled
in the photographic equipment manuals should be
after removal for any reason, and
These checks and services are to maintain army
equipment in a combat serviceable condition, that is, in