MM4618, Lesson 1
Historical records are permanent forms on the receipt, operation, maintenance, modification, transfer, and
disposal of individual items of equipment. Historical records are not maintained on all equipment. Normally, a
single piece of equipment will not need all of the historical records described in this subcourse. Appendix E of DA
Pam 738-750 contains a listing of equipment and the forms required for each item.
DA Form 2408-4
DA Form 2408-4 (Weapon Record Data) (Figure 1-9) is used to record firings and other information on the
service life of weapons with cannon or mortar tubes. By using this record, a unit can tell how many rounds have
been fired through a weapon system, the estimated remaining life of the tube and the breech ring, and determine
if the weapon can be fired safely.
At a minimum, active Army units send DA Forms 2408-4 to Watervliet Arsenal, ATTN: SMCWV-QAP,
Watervliet, NY 12189, on 10 April and 10 October each year as well as when the form is filled. When starting a
new DA Form 2408-4, all needed information is brought forward from the old form to the new form. The DA Form
2408-4 is also forwarded to Watervliet Arsenal when a weapon is placed in storage, transferred, or turned in. The
unit keeps a copy of the DA Form 2408-4 that shows all the data on the form that was sent in.
Figure 1-9. DA Form 2408-4.