1.4 PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT.
Refer to Section VI, Chapter 4, Unit Maintenance Instructions.
1.5 QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) PROCEDURES.
Any critical procedure or parts of procedures in this TM which require quality assurance inspections are
identified by "(QA)" written after the applicable step.
1.6 REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR).
If your kitchen tent needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can
tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put
it on an SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report) Mail it to us at: Commander, U S. Army Aviation and Troop
Command, ATTN: AMSAT-I-MDO, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. We will send you
1.7 NOMENCLATURE CROSS-REFERENCE LIST.
1.8 CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC).
a. Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army manual is a continuing concern. It is important that
any corrosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements
made to prevent the problem In future items.
b. While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metal products, it can also include deterioration
of other materials, such as rubber, plastic or treated canvas. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling or breaking
of the materials may be a corrosion problem.
c. If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using Standard Form 368, (Product Quality
Deficiency Report). Using key words such as "corrosion," "rust," "deterioration" or "cracking" will ensure that
the information is identified as a CPC problem.
d. The form should be submitted to the address specified in DA Pam 738-750.
SECTION II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA.
1.9 EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES AND FEATURES.
a. The M1948 Kitchen Tent (Figure 1-1) is a screened shelter for cooking and serving food in areas
where flies and other insects are numerous. The stack section of the tent rises 3 feet higher than the service
section. This allows adequate exhausting of hot air from field ranges through the stack screens. Small
ventilator openings have flaps which can be lowered to dose the openings when a blackout condition exists or
to keep dust, rain, and snow from inside the tent. A small ventilator screen in the front wall of the service
section remains open when the tent is dosed for a blackout to provide a draft for proper ventilation of the
interior. Each side wall and the front wall can be guyed out to form awnings. A screen wall, which snaps to the
tent body, provides an insect proof enclosure when the walls are raised. The screen wall has a serving window
screen in the front of the tent which can be opened and rolled up so that food can be transferred from a serving
table to individual servings.