Section I. GENERAL
manual describes Searchlight Set, Infrared
b. Report of Packaging and Handling Deficiencies.
AN/VSS-3 and covers its installation and operation,
Fill out and forward DD Form 6 (Packaging Improve-
and operator and organizational maintenance. It in-
ment Report) as prescribed in AR 700-58 /NAVSUPINST
cludes operation under usual and unusual conditions,
4030.29/AFR 71-13/MCO P4030.29A, and DSAR 4145.8.
cleaning and inspection of the equipment, and replace-
c. Discrepancy in Shipment Report (DISREP) (SF
ment of parts available to operator and organizational
361). Fill out and forward Discrepancy in Shipment
Report (DISREP) (SF 361) as prescribed in AR 55-38/
A contains a list
of publications appli-
NAVSUPINST 4610.33 A/AFR 75-18/MCO P4610.19B,
cable to the equipment, appendix B contains the basic
and DSAR 4500.15.
issue items list, appendix C contains the maintenance
1-3.1. Reporting of Errors
allocation chart, and appendix D contains the organiza-
Reporting of errors, omissions, and recommendations
tional repair parts list.
for improving this publication by the individual user
is encouraged. Reports should be submitted on DA Form
2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank
Forms) and forwarded direct to Commander, US Army
Electronics Command, ATTN: DRSEL-MA-Q, Fort
Monmouth, New Jersey 07703.
a. DA Pam 310-4. Refer to the latest issue of DA
1-3.2. Reporting Equipment Improvement
am 310-4 to determine whether there are new editions,
changes, or additional publications pertaining to the
EIR's will be prepared using DA Form 2407 (Mainten-
ance Request). Instructions for preparing EIR's are pro-
vided in TM 38-750, The Army Maintenance Manage-
b. DA Pam 310-7. Refer to DA Pam 310-7 to
ment System. EIR's should be mailed direct to Com-
determine whether there are modification work orders
mander, US Army Electronics Command, ATTN:
(MWO'S) pertaining to the equipment.
DRSEL-MA-Q, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey 07703. A
reply will be furnished direct to you.
a. Reports of Maintenance and Unsatisfactory Equip-
1-3.3. Administrative Storage
ment. Maintenance forms, records, and reports which
Administrative storage of equipment issued to and used
are to be used by maintenance personnel at all main-
by Army activities shall be in accordance with TM 740-
tenance levels are listed in and prescribed by TM 38-750.
DESCRIPTION AND DATA
a. Searchlight Set, Infrared AN/VSS-3 (fig. 1-1)
b. Searchlight Set, Infrared AN/VSS-3
weather-resistant, watertight, general-purpose, tank-
with hardware for mounting on tanks. Electrical power
mounted searchlight which provides a compact (focused)
for operation is obtained from the vehicle power source
of 22 to 28 volts direct current (dc), 1.6
or spread (defocused) beam of high-intensity visible or
kilowatt (kw) or greater capacity.
of battlefield areas, jobsites, and rear areas.