-Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific
reasons (e.g., precious metal content, high dollar value, critical material, or
hazardous material). Refer to appropriate manuals/directives for specific
F-3.2.4 CAGEC (Column (3)). The Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGEC) is used to
identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc., that supplies the item.
F-3.2.5 PART NUMBER (Column (4)). Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer
(individual, company, firm, corporation, or Government activity), which controls the design and
characteristics of the item by means of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and inspection
requirements to identify an item or range of items.
When you use a NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may have a different part
number from the part ordered.
F-3.2.6 DESCRIPTION AND USABLE ON CODE (UOC) (Column (5)). This column includes the
a. The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
b. The statement END OF FIGURE appears just below the last item description in Column 5 for
a given figure in both Section II and Section III.
F-3.2.7 QTY (Column (6)). The QTY (quantity per figure column) indicates the quantity of the item
used in the breakout shown on the illustration figure, which is prepared for a functional group,
subfunctional group, or an assembly. A V appearing in this column in lieu of a quantity indicates that
the quantity is variable and the quantity may vary from application to application.
F-4 EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS (SECTION IV).
F-4.1 NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER (NSN) INDEX
F-4.1.1 STOCK NUMBER column. This column lists the NSN by National item identification number
(NIIN) sequence. The NIIN consists of the last nine digits of the NSN
(i.e., 5305-01-674-1467). When using this column to locate an item, ignore the first 4 digits of the NSN.
However, the complete NSN should be used when ordering items by stock number.
F-4.1.2 FIG. column. This column lists the number of the figure where the item is identified/located.
The figures are in numerical order in Section II and Section III.
F-4.1.3 ITEM column. The item number identifies the item associated with the figure listed in the
adjacent FIG. column. This item is also identified by the NSN listed on the same line.