This Appendix is an essential part of MIL-HDBK-470A. The information contained herein is intended for reference only. The maintainability prediction procedure incorporated here was previously identified as Procedure V in MIL-HDBK-472. The procedure has been retyped and reformatted and the paragraph numbering was changed to reflect a stand-alone document. Otherwise it has been incorporated without change.
Maintainability Prediction Procedure V was initially incorporated into MIL-HDBK-472 "Maintainability Prediction" with Notice 1 to that handbook dated 12 January 1984. This incidentally was the only change made to that handbook since it was originally issued on 24 May 1966.
MIL-HDBK-472 Procedure V was developed under the joint sponsorship of Rome Laboratory, formerly Rome Air Development Center (RADC) and the Naval Electronics System Command by Hughes Aircraft. It was specifically developed to overcome deficiencies identified in Procedures I and IV (See RADC-TR-78-169). After Procedure V was incorporated into the handbook, it became the overwhelming procedure of choice for performing maintainability predictions. It is the only prediction procedure addressed by modern automated maintainability analysis tools.
Thus, only Maintainability Prediction Procedure V from MIL-HDBK-472 has been included in this appendix.