totally and permanently inoperative.
DLA, MMSC will provide
instructions for the limited demilitarization.
These instructions are
provided on a case by case bases for a specific aircraft by serial
number and model, and should not be considered as applying to all
aircraft of the same MDS.
The instructions will be detailed enough to
make the aircraft non-airworthy, but still keep the appearance and
historical value of the display. All demilitarization actions will be
completed, before the receiver takes possession of the aircraft.
a copy of the limited demilitarization certificate that validates that
the appropriate mutilation has been completed as instructed to Defense
Logistics Agency (DLA), ATTN: MMSC, Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA
Non-Visual Cannibalization. Unless otherwise instructed by
AMCOM, aircraft selected for use as a static display may be candidates
for non-visual cannibalization.
In addition to the save list items,
units processing display aircraft may remove any needed component or
part, provided the removal does not change the appearance, or the
safety of the display.
Donation Agreement. All non-U.S. Government receivers must sign
a donation agreement before taking custody of the aircraft or item per
Chapter XIII of DOD Manual 4160.21-M.
The agreement should include
instructions for disposal of the display item when it is no longer
Reporting of Pilfered or Missing Display Items.
custodians are obligated to make sure the display is adequately
When theft of any item is discovered, the following
actions will be taken:
If the theft occurred on an U.S. Army installation the
commander, or museum director, will report the incident to the
b. Theft that occurs on federal property belonging to other
Theft that happens in the civilian community will be reported to
the local civilian police.
All stolen aviation items will be reported to Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA), Surveillance and Analysis Division
Box 17030, Washington, DC 20591, the
number is (703) 661-0113.
Disposition of Display Aircraft. Aircraft and items no longer
wanted or needed for display, will be disposed of in such a way to
prevent the unauthorized reuse of the aircraft or associated item.
Aircraft donated to civilian activities will be disposed of per the
The display custodian will request disposition
instructions from AMCOM for aircraft or associated items that remained
under the Active Army, Reserve, or National Guard control.