OPERATOR, UNIT, DIRECT SUPPORT AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
ADVANCED AVIATION FORWARD AREA REFUELING SYSTEM MODEL M100A1
Type of Manual:
Operator's, Unit, Direct Support and General Support Maintenance
Model Number and Name:
Advanced Aviation Forward Area Refueling System (AAFARS)
Purpose of Equipment:
To provide a day or night, soldier-portable, four-point refueling system capable
of providing filtered fuel at a rate of fifty-five gallons per minute to each of four
nozzles separated by a distance of 100 feet (30.5 m), and to operate satisfactorily
from 120 F (48.9 C) to -25 F (-31.7 C).
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA Pam 738-
750, Functional User's Manual for the Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) or AR 700-138, Army Logistics
Readiness and Sustainability.
Accidents involving injury to personnel or damage to material will be reported on DA Form 285 (Accident Report) in
accordance with AR 385-40. Explosives and ammunition malfunctions will be reported in accordance with AR 75-1.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army material is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion problem
with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be made to prevent the problem in
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other materials such as
rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these materials may be a corrosion problem.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report. Use of keywords
such as "corrosion", "rust", "deterioration", or "cracking" will ensure that the information is identified as a CPC problem. The
form should be submitted to the address specified in DA Pam 738-750, Functional User's Manual for the Army Maintenance
Management System (TAMMS).
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES
No ozone depleting substances are required for operation or maintenance of AAFARS.
SAFETY, CARE AND HANDLING
The AAFARS liquid fuel filter-separator may be used to filter various fuels. It must be assumed that residual fuel and fuel
vapors are present in the liquid fuel filter-separator at all times, even after draining or purging. Therefore the equipment must
always be handled with the same degree of caution as actual fuel. One or more fully charged fire extinguishers must be
present at all times, not only during operation. In addition, fuels may contain toxic additives. Rubber gloves should always be
worn when handling components which are in regular contact with fuel.
A static electric charge is always present in all fuels. The charge increases when the fuel is being pumped, stirred, shook, or
splashed. Any physical movement of the fuel will increase the static charge. If the charge is allowed to build sufficiently it
will discharge, causing a spark which will ignite fuel vapors. The build up of static electric charge is controlled by bonding