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a result of maintenance experience with the equipment. Suggested new or revised field developed
inspection procedures or changes to this manual are encouraged and should be made by submitting
a DA Form 2028. Mail to: U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command, ATTN: AMSAT-I-MP, 4300
Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63120-1798.
h. .These NDI procedures are directive in nature, and deviation without prior approval is
limited to compensation for differences in equipment output. Equipment settings, when given, are
reference points only, due to the widely varying outputs from different inspection equipment. The
condition that must be satisfied for accurate inspection is that the inspection equipment be adjusted
to obtain the specified response from the set-up or defect standard, or the specified density reading
on radiographic film. Trained NDI technicians are qualified to make these adjustments.
1.1 GENERAL INFORMATION.
Misinterpretation of indications can result in rejectable parts being accepted and
acceptable parts being rejected. Only NDI personnel trained and qualified in
accordance with applicable military standards and technical manuals shall perform
and interpret nondestructive inspections.
a. .This manual provides necessary information to enable qualified personnel to perform NDI
on H-60 helicopter series. The selection of components in this manual is based on a review of
applicable technical manuals listed in Table 1-1. All existing NDI callouts were updated. New NDI
procedures were developed for those parts that required check, inspect, or any other NDI related
actions. Section I of this manual contains a list of special terms, abbreviations, acronyms,
information on how to use he manual, use of NDI symbols, and a list of publications. Section I also
contains general information on the H-60 helicopter, including descriptive data, access panels,
major assemblies, stops, handholds, walkways, various NDI method descriptions, and rules of
safety to be observed during nondestructive inspections.
b. .Additional information on inspection methods can be found in the Technical Manual,
Nondestructive Inspection Methods, TM 1-1500-335-23. Detailed inspection instructions for each
main aircraft group are given in Sections II and VI of this manual.