F-5.2 Fabrication Instructions. Bulk materials required to manufacture items are listed in the Bulk
Material Functional Group of this RPSTL. Part numbers for bulk materials are also referenced in the
description column of the line item entry for the item to be manufactured/fabricated. Detailed fabrication
instructions for the items source coded to be manufactured or fabricated are found in Appendix G.
F-5.3 Index Numbers. Items which have the word BULK in the figure column will have an index
number shown in the item number column. This index number is used as a cross-reference between the
National Stock Number/Part Number Index and the bulk material list in Section II.
F-6 HOW to LOCATE REPAIR PARTS.
F-6.1 When National Stock Number or Part Number is Not Known.
F-6.1.1 First. Using the table of contents, determine the assembly group to which the item belongs.
is necessary since figures are prepared for assembly groups and subassembly groups, and listings are
divided into the same groups.
F-6.1.2 Second. Find the figure covering the assembly group or subassembly group to which the item
F-6.1.2 Third. Identify the item on the figure and use the Figure and Item Number Index to find the
F-6.2 When National Stock Number or Part Number is Known.
F-6.2.1 First. Using the National Stock Number or the Part Number Index, find the pertinent National
Stock Number or Part Number. The NSN index is in National Item Identification Number (NIIN)
sequence (see F-4.1.1). The part numbers in the Part Number index are listed in ascending alphanumeric
sequence (see F-4.2). Both indexes cross-reference you to the illustration/figure and item number of the
item you are looking for.
F-6.2.2 Second. Turn to the figure and item number, verify that the item is the one youre looking for,
then locate the item number in the repair parts list for the figure.
The glossary at the back of this manual contains a list of abbreviations that are used in this manual and
not listed in MIL-STD-12D.