(2) A distortion test is required for the following conditions:
(a) Service upon receipt of material (newly fielded NVGs or newly assigned NVGs without successful
distortion evaluation documentation).
(b) Replacement of image intensifier tube(s).
(c) Receipt of NVGs with a DD Form 1576 attached.
(3) Document all distortion tests and results on DA Form 2408-30 to include both NVG pilot's signatures who
performed evaluation. The completion of a successful distortion test will also be documented on the DA Form 2408-15.
This TB contains updated guidance on aviation NVG maintenance documentation. When
there is a conflict between this TB and any other reference listed in paragraph 13, this TB
10. Supply/Parts and Disposition. N/A.
11. Special Tools, Jigs and Fixtures Required. N/A.
12. Application. N/A.
a. TM 11-5855-238-10, Operator's Manual, Night Vision Goggles, Ground Use AN/PVS-5, 5A,5B, and 5C, Aviation
use GM-6(V)1 and GM-6(V)2, dated 15 May 1993.
b. TM 11-5855-238-23&P, Unit and Direct Support Maintenance and Aviation Unit and Aviation Intermediate
Maintenance Manual (Including Repair Parts and Special Tools List), Aviation use GM-6(V)1 NVG, GM-6(V)2 NVG,
dated 15 November 1993.
c. TM 11-5855-263-10, Operator's Manual, Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS) AN/ AVS-6(V)1 NSN
(5855-01-108-4749) and AN/AVS-6(V)2 (NSN 5855-01-108-4748), dated 1 March 1994.
d. TM 11-5855-263-23&P, Aviation Unit and Intermediate Maintenance Manual, Aviator's Night Vision Imaging
System AN/AVS-6(V)1 and AN/AVS-6(V)2, dated 15 January 1992.
e. TM 10-8415-206-12&P, Operator's and Organizational Maintenance Manual, Including Repair Parts and Special
Tools List, dated 5 May 1986 (SPH-4 Helmet Manual)
f. DA PAM 738-751, Functional Users Manual for the Army Maintenance Management System-Aviation (TAMMS-
A), dated 15 June 1992 (under revision).
g. Flightfax April 93, subject: Aviation NVG maintainers receive new guidance
h. TB 1-1500-346-20, dated 20 January 1995, subject: Updated Information on Night Vision Goggles.
i. CDRATCOM message 061300Z Jan 93, subject: Aviation Safety Action Message, Informational, status of the
new DA PAM 738-751, dated 15 June 1992, Functional Users Manual for the Army Maintenance Management System-
Aviation (TAMMS-A) (GEN-93-ASAM-03). NVG guidance contained in this message is rescinded effective immediately.
j. TB 1-1500-347-30, dated 9 March 1993, subject: Use of dual Visor or SPH-4B Aviator's Helmet and Related
Information (GEN-93-ASAM-04) (TB 1-1500-347-30 expires on 31 December 1995).
14. Recording and Reporting Requirements. N/A.
15. Weight and Balance. N/A.
16. Points of Contact.
a. Point of contact for Aviation Night Vision Goggles at USAAVNC is CW5 Rowe, CW3 Griner, SSG Mintze or SSG
Walker, ATZQ-ATB-NS, DSN 558-9545/9515 or commercial (205) 255-9545/9515.