16 January 2007
20 March 2002
ELECTRON TUBES, PACKAGING OF
This specification is approved for use by all Depart-
ments and Agencies of the Department of Defense.
1.1 Scope. This specification covers the requirements for the preservation, packing, and container
of electron tubes and associated accessories (see 6.1).
1.2 Classification. The electron tubes covered by this specification are included within the following
1.2.1 Packaging group 1. Receiving tubes and other electron tubes or devices which do not exceed a
6 by 6 by 15 inch (15.24 by 15.24 by 38.1 centimeters) unit pack size.
1.2.2 Packaging group 4. Cathode ray, picture, storage, and related tube types.
1.2.3 Packaging group 9. Magnetron and other electron tubes containing permanent magnets.
1.2.4 Packaging group 23. Electron tubes (except receiving, magnetron, cathode ray, and related tube
types) which do not exceed 18 by 18 by 40-inch (45.72 by 45.72 by 101.6 centimeters) unit pack size.
1.2.5 Packaging group 24. Electron tubes exceeding an 18 by 18 by 40-inch unit pack size.
1.3 Part or Identifying Number (PIN). The PIN to be used for packaging of electron tubes acquired to
this specification are created as follows:
Prefix for Military
Comments, suggestions, or questions on this document should be addressed to: Defense Supply
Center Columbus, ATTN: DSCC-VAT, Post Office Box 3990, Columbus, OH 43218-3990 or emailed to
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