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VV-P-236 Petrolatum Technical
TT-C-520B Protective coating and sound deadener
MIL-PRF-680 Ty II Degreasing Solvent
TT-I-735 Isopropyl Alcohol Grades A and B
VV-L-751 Lubricating Oil, Chain Wire Rope and Exposed Gear Grades 1, 2, and 3
VV-L-800 Lubricating Oil, Genreal Purpose, Preservative
SAE-J1899 Oil, Lubricating, Aircraaft Piston Engine (Ashless Dispersant)
SAE-J-1966 Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Reciprocating (Engine)
MIL-PRF-2104 Lubricating Oil, Internal Combustion Engine, Gr. 10w-30, 15w-40
MIL-PRF-2105 Lubricating Oil, Gear Multi-purpose, gr. 75w-80, w-90, 85, w-140
SAE-J2360 Oil, Lubricating, Gear Multipurpose (Metric) military use
SAE-AMS-2518 Thread Compound, Anti-Seize, Graphite-Petrolatum
MIL-PRF-3150 Lubricating Oil, Preservative, Medium
MIL-G-3545 Grease, Aircraft, High Temperature
SAE-AMS-G-4343 Grease Pneumatic Systems
MIL-PRF-5606 Hydraulic Fluid, Petroleum Base, Aircraft, Missile and Ordinance
SAE-AMS-G-6032 Grease, Plug Valve, Gasoline and Oil Resistant
MIL-PRF-6081 Lubricating Oil, Jet Engine, Gr. 1010
MIL-PRF-6083 Hydraulic Fluid, Petroleum Base Preservative
MIL-PRF-6085 Lubricating Oil, Instrument, Aircraft Low Volatility
MIL-PRF-6086 Lubricating Oil, Gear, Petroleum Base, Grade M
MIL-C-6529 Corrosion Preventive, Aircraft Engine, Type 1, 2, and 3
MIL-C-7024 / MIL-PRF-7024 Corrosion Preventive, Aircraft Engine, Type II
MIL-PRF-7808 Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Turbine Engine, Synthetic Base
MIL-M-7866 Molybdenum Disulfide, Technical ,Lubrication Grade
MIL-PRF-7870 Lubricating Oil, General Purpose ,Low Temperature
MIL-PRF-8188 Corrosion Preventative Oil, Gas, Turbine Engine, Aircraft Synthetic Base
MIL-S-8660 Silicone Compound
MIL-L-9000 Lubricating Oil, Shipboard, Internal Combustion Engine, High Output Diesel
MIL-E-9500 Ethylene Glycol, Technical
MIL-PRF-10924 Grease Automotive And Artillery
MIL-C-11796 Corrosion Preventative, Hot Application, Classes 1,1A, 2, and 3
MIL-L-15019 Lubricating Oil, Compounded-Symbols 4065-6135
MIL-C-15074 Corrosion Preventive, Fingerprint Remover
MIL-L-15719 Lubricating Grease (High Temp, Electric Motor, Ball and Roller Bearings)
MIL-PRF-16173 Corrosion Preventive Compound, Solvent Cutback, Cold Application Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
MIL-DTL-17111 Fluid Power Transmission
MIL-PRF-17331 Lubricating Steam Turbine, Oil, Steam Turbine( Non Corrosive) Symbol 2190 TEP
MIL-PRF-17672 Lubricating Oil, Hydraulic and Light Turbine, Non Corrosive, Symbols 2075th, 2110th and 2135th
MIL-PRF-18458 Grease, Wire Rope Exposed Gear
MIL-G-21164 Grease, Molybdenum Disulphide for Low and High Temperatures
MIL-PRF-21260 Lubricating Oil, Internal Combustion Engine, Preservative and Break In, Type I Grade 10 and 30
MIL-L-22851 Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Piston Engine (Ash-less Dispersant) Types 2 and 3
MIL-L-23398 Lubricant, Solid Film, Air Drying
MIL-DTL-23549 Grease, General Purpose
MIL-PRF-23699 Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Turbine Engine Synthetic Base
MIL-PRF-23827 Grease, Aircraft and Instrument, Gear and Actuator Screw
MIL-PRF-24139 Grease, Multipurpose, Water Resistant
DOD-G-24508 Grease, High Performance Ball and Roller Bearing
DoD-L-25681 Lubricant, Molybdenum Disulphide, Silicone
MIL-PRF-27617 Grease Aircraft, Fuel and Oil Resistant
MIL-PRF-32033 Lubricating oil, General Purpose
MIL-H-46001 Hydraulic fluid (Petroleum Base for Machine Tools Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4
MIL-L-46017 Lubricating Oil, Machine Tool Slide-ways, Type 1
MIL-PRF-46147 Lubricant, Solid Film Air Cured
MIL-A-46153 Antifreeze, Ethylene Glycol, Inhibited, Heavy Duty , Single Package
MIL-PRF-46170 Type I Hydraulic Fluid, Rust Inhibited, Fire Resistant, Synthetic Hydrocarbon Base
MIL-PRF-46176 Brake Fluid, Silicone, Automotive, All Weather Operational and Preservative
MIL-PRF-53074 Lubricating Oil, Steam Cylinder, Mineral 5190
A-A-59173 Grease, Silicone
A-A-59295 Corrosion Preventive Compound, Cold Application
MIL-PRF-63460 Lubricant, Cleaner and Preservative for Weapons and Weapons Systems
MIL-PRF-81309 Corrosion Preventive Compounds, Water Displacing, Ultra-thin Film types II and III
MIL-PRF-81322 Grease, Aircraft General Purpose Wide Temperature Range
MIL-G-81827 Grease, Aircraft, High Load Capacity, Wide Temperature Range
MIL-PRF-83282 Hydraulic Fluid, Fire Resistant, Synthetic Hydrocarbon Base, Aircraft
MIL-PRF-83483 Thread Compound, Anti-Seize Molybdenum Sulfide-Petrolatum
MIL-DTL-85054 Corrosion Preventive Compound, Water Displacing, Clear (Armguard) Types I and II
MIL-PRF-87252 Coolant Fluid, Hydrolytically Stable, Dielectric
MIL-PRF-87257 Hydraulic fluid, fire resistant; low temperature, synthetic hydrocarbon base, aircraft and missile

MIL-SPEC, [military specification, military standard (MIL-STD)] is a United States Defense standard used to describe a product that meets specific performance and manufacturing standards for equipment and chemicals.

Other non-defense government organizations, technical organizations and industry may also use military specifications are not just limited to The Department of Defense, as other government organizations and Industry use them as well.

Here is a Q&A from the Department of Defense:

What is a performance spec?
A. A performance specification states requirements in terms of the required results with criteria for verifying compliance, but without stating the methods for achieving the required results. A performance specification defines the functional requirements for the item, the environment in which it must operate, and interface and interchangeability characteristics.

Q. What guidance have we given on how to write a performance specification?
A. Writing performance specifications is not a new concept. We have been teaching how to write performance requirements for years at our specification training course. It has received extra emphasis in our training on how to write Commercial Item Descriptions. What is new is that we are now designating documents as "performance specifications."

Q. If you have a performance spec that is MILSPEC, is a waiver needed?
A. No.

Q. Is it possible for a general specification to be designated as performance and its associated specification sheets to be designated as detail?
A. No. Since a general specification must be used together with a specification sheet, the fact that the specification sheet is detail requires the general specification also to be designated as detail.

Q. Within the same family of specification sheets, is it possible for some to be designated as detail and others to be performance?
A. Generally, no. The decision whether to convert a family of specification sheets to performance specifications must be consistent across-the-board. In some cases, however, the number of specification sheets that must be converted to performance specifications may be very large, making it difficult to convert all of them at one time. In this situation, there may be a temporary blend of detail and performance specification sheets within the same document number series. This situation is acceptable as long as the goal is to convert all of them to performance specifications.

Q. Can a performance spec ever cite a detail spec as a requirement?
A. The citing of a detail spec as a requirement does not automatically mean that a spec is not performance, but it is a strong indicator that as spec may not be performance. Performance specs should not cite any detail spec as a requirement if it demands a specific design solution. But performance specs may cite a detail spec if it relates to a physical or operational interface requirement.
For example, it would be permissible to have a requirement in a performance engine specification that required the engine to operate with specific substances, such as lubricating oil or fuel, which conform to detail specs. The requirement that the engine be able to operate on a specific type of fuel is an operational interface requirement and does not dictate the specific design of the engine. However, it would not be permissible in a performance spec to require the engine be made of certain materials or that the various engine components conform to detail specs since such requirements would dictate specific design solutions instead of stating the performance expected.

Q. I'm writing a spec that describes a "kit."
Should it be a detail (MIL-DTL-) or a performance (MIL-PRF-) specification?
A. In general, the answer is that it will likely be a detail specification; however, there can be exceptions. A spec for a kit describes a collection of related items, such as adapters, couplings, bags, tools, attachments, or accessories. A kit may contain items for installing, testing, or starting up a system or piece of equipment; it may be provided to equip an existing system for specific functions; or it may be used to adapt equipment to meet new or specialized conditions. If the spec writer were careful to write all of the requirements for the kit's contents in terms of form, fit, function, and interfaces, and to cite only performance-type documents, the resulting spec would support a MIL-PRF designation. As is frequently the case, however, if one or more of the kit's components are described using a specific design solution, Technical Data Package, MIL-DTL type spec, or a non-government standard that contains detail design requirements, the kit spec must be designated as a MIL-DTL. The spec writer needs to keep in mind that all of the requirements for all of the kits' components must be stated in performance terms in order to produce a MIL-PRF.