MM3671, Lesson 2
These are the forms used in this lesson. MIL-HDBK 138 (AR) also contains detailed inspection criteria useful
when actually inspecting a MILVAN (see extract at the end of the subcourse). You will also need a MILVAN
Certificate to complete after you pass a MILVAN (figure 2-4).
Figure 2-4. MILVAN Certificate.
When you find a defect that renders the MILVAN unacceptable, reject the MILVAN and stop the inspection
immediately. To continue would waste time. Enter the defect on the Container Inspection Report (figure 2-3) and
notify maintenance personnel in accordance with local procedure. If the needed repair is made immediately, enter
this information on your report form and continue the inspection. If the needed repair is postponed or will take
considerable time to complete, file your report with the surveillance section.
Container Damage Check List
Item 1-Rear (Exterior). Begin your inspection by checking the rear and the exterior of the doors of the MILVAN for
any distortion, holes, or tears (figure 2-5). Any damage or improper repair that results in failure of the doors to
make the MILVAN watertight-or any other defect that threatens the safety and serviceability of the MILVAN-is a
cause for rejection.
1.1 and 1.2. Door headers (above doors) and sills (below doors) must be inspected for any damage that
would prevent proper door action or would weaken the structural strength of the MILVAN (figure 2-6).
One splice, but not more than one splice, in a door header is acceptable. A splice in a door sill is cause
Check the inner side of the doors for any damage that would interfere with their serviceability.