F-3. EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS (SECTIONS II AND III) (continued).
c. NSN [Column (3)]. The NSN is a five-digit numeric code used to identify the manufacturer, distributor,
Government agency, or other entity that supplies the item.
d. CAGEC [Column (4)]. The CAGEC (commercial and government entity code) is a five-digit alphanumeric
code used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, Government agency, or other entity that supplies the item.
When you use an NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may have a part
number different from the part ordered.
e. PART NUMBER [COLUMN (5)]. Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer (individual,
company, firm, corporation, or Government activity), which controls the design and characteristics of the item by
means of its engineering drawings, specifications standards, and inspection requirements, to identify an item or range
f. DESCRIPTION AND USABLE-ON CODE (UOC) [Column (6)]. This column includes the following
The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
Physical security classification. Not applicable.
Items that are included in kits and sets are listed below the name of the kit or set on Figure KIT.
Spare/repair parts that make up an assembled item are listed immediately following the assembled
item line entry.
Part numbers for bulk materials are referenced in this column in the line item entry for the item to be
When the item is not used with all serial numbers of the same model, the effective serial numbers are
shown on the last line(s) of the description (before the UOC).
The statement "END OF FIGURE" appears just below the last item description in Column 5 for a
given figure in both Section II and Section III.
g. QTY [Column (7)]. The QTY (quantity per figure) column indicates the quantity of the item used in the
breakout shown on the illustration/figure, which is prepared for a functional group, subfunctional group, or an
assembly. A "V" appearing in this column in lieu of a quantity indicates that the quantity is variable and may vary
from application to application.