Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
Type of Manual:. Operator, Unit, and Intermediate (Direct and General Support)
Maintenance for Landing Craft, Mechanized (LCM-8).
Purpose of Equipment:. To transport cargo, troops, and vehicles from ship-to-shore, shore-to-
shore or in retrograde movements. May be utilized for lighterage and utility work in harbors.
Additionally, the LCM-8 can be used in diving operations, coastal survey, repair of other craft and to
assist ships in salvage operations.
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those
prescribed by DA PAM 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
Procedures to be followed when capture or abandonment of the landing craft is imminent are
covered in TM 750-244-3.