ARMY TM 9-2815-254-24P
AIR FORCE TO 38G1-94-4
4. EXPLANATION OS COLUMNS (SECTION IV).
NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER (NSN INDEX).
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
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.
.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.
(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.
b. PART NUMBER INDEX. Part numbers in this index are listed by part number in ascending alphanumeric
sequence (i.,e) vertical arrangement of letter and number combination which places the first letter or digit of each group
in order A through Z, followed by numbers 0 through 9 and each following letter or digit in like order).
(1) FSCM Column. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM) is a 5-digit numeric code used to
identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc., that supplies the item.
(2) PART NUMBER INDEX. Part number in this in this index listed by part number in ascending alphanumeric
corporation, or Government activity ), which controls the design and characteristics of the item by means of its engineer-
ing drawings, specifications standards, and inspection requirements to identify an item or range of items.
STOCK NUMBER Column. This column lists the NSN for the associated part number and manufacturer
identified in the PART NUMBER and FSCM columns to the left