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When it comes to maintenance,
training gets mighty important.
If you've got anything to do with
using or maintaining Army equip-
ment (and who doesn't?), you've
had maintenance training from the
start. Like, when you were issued
your first equipment rifle, pack,
cartridge belt and shelter half. The
sergeant gave you the low-down on
how to keep them in top shape.
With the Army's equipment get-
ting more complicated, maintenance
gets more important for fighting out-
fits to keep combat-ready.
If you want to get on top of your
equipment maintenance and maybe
make a career of maintenance (lots
of guys do), the book you want to
give the eagle-eye is DA Pamphlet
20-21, "The Army School Catalog,"
dated August 1962, with dozens of
iu VA 1 Is 0 110
S-- .__ -
It lists Army school courses .
many of them in maintenance.
Wheeled and tracked vehicles, radios,
radar, missiles, artillery, engineer
equipment, aircraft. .you name it.
And what's more, there are courses
for officers as well as enlisted men.
There's a special preventive main-
tenance course at Fort Knox for field
grade officers within CONUS. Some
overseas commands, like USAEUR,
have their own PM courses. Also,
many divisions and posts have set up
PM courses based on DA Pamphlet
750-2, "Post Level Preventive Main-
Now, the thing for you to do is talk
it over with your sergeant, training
officer or CO. Then your request
(DA Form 1049) will go in to at-
tend the maintenance course that'll
help you on the road to a mainte-
THE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE MONTHLY
Issue No. 148 1965 Series
IN THIS ISSUE
Nike-Src 2-7 Entac I 0
Hawk 8L 611 Little|jhn 11
Honest Iohn 10
afety Webbing 12-13
Mmpe5 ic Inmprion~ IS
AN/GRC-19 2&21 V610lTiube
PC-47 22.23 Printed Circuis
SPortabla Raimos 24 Audlo Conetoms
B451 Bafltry 25 TubePuller
GROUND MOBILITY 37-51'
'SPECIAL FEATUlE-Ml4 Sout Part III
GENERAL AND SUPPLY 52.63
RubberRspair tt 553 PropertyBaekAnmnes
Vion fridgeTroct 54 Ceouluror PIe AM
BridgearcBabbitS mlWiers, j.81
Turn Sigputa 55 a LtockRin III
UNlmkLb ; GenefatOrlDPite 6
lrw-ift woard 11 DavuCwpessar
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MrPP"IY %iI*,P" 4~.ALW.'pI?
Do. pt tands for prig of "bk qkftd-
0 ~ an Amma. 4 Rw. 107
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MISSILE BULLETIN BOARD
END THE CONFUSION CLEAN SWEEP 0
Remember a\ back hen M\\I 0 Ord '"5-\\ (6 (21 Apr 601 hir the scene-
This ris hi one in which support t pur some merrl identircadion and instruc-
tion piies,- on iour Nikc-Herciul launcher tor une with e ts h idriulic sstem.- -
Then along came M'O Ord Y'5-i 8 <8 Aug 63) and your support people iwi I
added some bleeder ialve assemblies to the launcher. \\ hen this nMO0 is ap-
plied. the plug on the bttorm ot the hydraulic reservoir is replaced by a steel Ans Nike missileman will admit a hole in the ground is a natural trap for
tube nith cap on the end. sand. grit, %'lre wood and what hase iou. So it figures the Pit'll get a regular
tubei aa nten-\3hosing.
Trouble is the instruction plate pur on bhi MN 0 Ord '"5-\\ 63 cells iou osing
Trouble the nsru n late ut n b Ord But before sou shoot the works it's a good idea to sweep the pit first,. so the
to remo,' the plug to drain the resernoir and to torque the plug to 400-in-lbs i s i the ,
.grit %on E be njashed don n into the sump and gct sucked in 1to the pump.
aiter \ou put it back in. And. as \ou known, there's a caution note on the instruc- sump i he p
The clean-swecp treatment also goes for the pump sump. below the pit floor
tion plate that tells sou- "Do not remove drain plug until reservoir is com- me
pletel. i .. --only more so!
SThose local purchase pumps just won't vork like the disposal unit in a
You can bring )our instruc- kitchen sink. Let 'em get jammed with grit and they'll burn out on \ou for real.
S *t'i' rins up to dare r ith a .-in
I*., ':,i. I O.I..tafl' u o pg ". metal stamp set and a hammer. -- -l -lA E IB I
m.,^^ .. lust "X" out the nord "plug" IN A BIND? SHAPE U
v hereser %ou find it and stamp Hear about the dooz0 this one outfit ran into?
in "cap" above it. When they ran the elevation aided operation checks on their Nike-Hercules
CHANGE PlUG CHANGE \\ hen you've blocked out missile track radar, the antenna response showed up on the elevation repeater
STO (AP 0 20' -400" and stamped "2"0" above like it had the heebie-jeebies. It jerked like something was binding, then re-
it. you're in business. leasing binding, then releasing That's because it nis.
s IT'S HIDDEN
)OK ..so iou can't ree it. But LO 9- BUM A
I-)0-.1-2(10 shuvs %ou that itC' there. REMOVE SHIELD PREFORMED -2
\\ hart's here The lube fitting on f GASKET o 60
lhe Icir-hand main crunnion be-ring n0 c Asoa,
)our Nike-He-rculcs launcher. If tou re THIS VIOENT
going to hit the firing ixith GAA ,REACTION
months the "as it sas rF, page 6 ofO
Sthe LO. uu hae to remoic the shield You knoA what caused it? The housing assembly pre formed gasket-the
Irom the end of the main trunnion. one on the same side as the radar's telescope mount ... that's nhat.
If NI\\ ORD Y"5.\\ 6 1 18 lul 6l The gasket was out of shape-like'll happen when it's stretched to here and
h:asn' been applied to sour launcher FITTING HERE gone to get it on instead of being ftitcd slov and eas%.
the fittin's not canercd b) the shield. A new gasker-one that was put on careful likc-rook care of the situation.
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LITTLE GREEN WINDOWS
Nos,. as before. .Ascopes
in the Nike-Hcrc radar control uan
take green vindons. As iou kno,), the)
come under FSN 662i-5110-.3502 ("6(0-460, \
and are called. mindo\. cathode r3a tube. pl.stic.
cyl shape. green. 51 .in di3. and I'-in thick. If %ou're
ordering them ith this info chances are you're getting grecn
one'. But, if \ou should cetr dr.a a clear plastic one. don't trr
to darken it \ ich an. kind of ilter. Send it back to iupp",r
pronit The% should go back to dipot nith a note saI ing that
the clear plastic Aindncl are marked wrong. since herc're
no acceptable subh5itute for the green Nindos \. Getting in
a DD F i.rm C IRcport ofi Danimg or Impropcr Shipninri
might ilIo help trick Jdin and straightcn our the mi\ up.
THE C LEAR O NEs' B
L O BEACI TO LUPPOT I
"BA 4?2.'U NOT FOR LOOKS
lPOOTEC T- )N.
N,. 'ir i e. [kb. I he prxitcnir cap that Wiinii. ith uur BA--t '2 Li. B.X
iS I1 and B A* i A iiL! Nikc.Heriul rnisile batteries i1 just %% hth3t Ith rime
N- 0-pr'-.cc,'.n Thi cap keeps junk out 0 the batter.) lekrical LoJnnricctor ind
pr. 'ti." rhe pin %Nhenuser [he b.icmcr 's nit hoked up to) the misrile.
In 1thi r %,-adi, keip iht cap hind% o )ou'II hare it %% hen ir's needed for bodl-
pnwcctioiin and shortring.
BACK-UP SAFETY CLAMP
You just can't be too safe around a missile site-but you tan get gigged
easy for not being safe enough.
Here's how we clinched the safety deal when carrying M409 warhead sec-
tion containers with our 10,000-lb rough terrain truck. In addition to using two
load binders (FSN 3990-250-6356,1 to hold the M409 to the mast, we use two
"C Battery clamps"-a gadget dreamed up by a couple brains in the outfit.
Now everybody's happy-the inspectors and the M409, which rides easier.
"C Battery Untouchables"
Fort H-nncrlL N I
A CLAMP AT
f IRI, AIIA.H
A LOAD BINDER
AT EA(H END
-- L __ __
* ~..4 44,
Ed Nw.-I /I.J/% a 01, h,.1 In. if, I !,I tjw 49 U. (111II (;K ~
YOUR CERTIFIED CHASSIS...
TREAT 'EM FAIRLY
A PLUG FOR CALIBRATION
1I T1 LILOL' HO\
So-you've got problems in your
Nike-Herc system right after installing
a chassis that's just been calibrated or
That's not good, but don't get grabby
or too hasty with your accusations.
Give the newcomer a chance to prove
itself. Start your trouble shooting else-
where in the string. For example, tackle
the chassis ahead and behind the one
you've just put in. If they check out
OK, then you can point an accusing
finger at the newly-tested chassis.
Checking out the newly installed
chassis first, can easily add to your
YET.. COULD EE
TWE CHASSiS THAT
WE JUST HAD
problems (and increase support's work-
load). 'Cause if the chassis is OK to
begin with, you can easily throw it out
of adjustment as you try to run down
a problem .. which isn't there. Then
you have no choice. You'll have to send
the mistreated chassis back to support.
So make a note: When swapping
chassis, as always, you can't beat good
trouble shooting procedures.
Your payoff will be fast and efficient
maintenance ... and, you'll ease your
load, and everyone else's.
Sure you know!
On your Improved Nike-Hercules
Acq receiver-transmitter, 8515397,
you simply tie a jumper lead between
TB 5-5 and TB 5-7, when you pull the
frequency-and-power meter, 8173152,
for calibration. And, then you make
sure you remove the jumper wire be-
fore you replace the meter.
But, do you know this simple tie-up
is strictly taboo when you remove this
meter from the receiver-transmitter,
L AND I 0
A2E WI'ED \ ,
to use a plug to keep things orderly
while the meter's out for calibration.
Support'll get the plug (Connector,
electrical, FSN 5935-614-0534) for
you. But you have to ask for it on a
DA Form 2407 (Maintenance Request),
'cause before you use it support has to
wire the plug's L and D pins together.
Once the plug is wired, like so, all
you have to do is plug it in when you
remove the frequency-and-power meter
for its 90-day C check.
PINS L AND D WIRED TOGETHER
9156628? It'll damage the system. Each time you install the plug be
On this receiver-transmitter you see, sure it's held firmly in place-if it dan-
there's the AJD to consider. Its wiring gles or moves around it could cause
hook-up changes things a bit. You have shorting.
Its the little things in life that count.
And if irhcr c\r a' a a perfct I'rinstance of this. sour Haw k LCLi cable con-
nert rs iare it. A little thing like taking a fen seconds to see if the components
of the connrmtors are right can spell the difference between having connectors
theatre in good shape and ha ing some nith busied wiring inside.
The retaining nut is one of those
important components. It's called a
retaining nut for a good reason it
holds a keeper in place. And the keeper
taker pressure off the Niring inside the
connector. If the retaining nut is loose.
the %' iring.
The best \\as to tighten a loose re
aminig nut is to take the connector
oft the LCLi or base distribution box-
whateer the case might be. Then put
a rcnch on the connector shell and
another on the nut and tighten those
left-hand threads until sou get a snug
If you give the connector shell a twist into the connector head and then
and find it's loose, tightening it is a run the connector shell into the con-
Iittle more intolted than when the re. nector head. Put a w rench on the dust
airing nut only is loose-but it's north cap and one on the connector shell.
the effort. A loose connector shell can Turn awa) until the connector shell fits
also lead to busted v ires snugly. You're in good shape after iou
\\ hat sou do to tighten the connector run the retaining nut in and tighten it
shell i first remote the connector from
the LCLi or base distribution bov-de. NOW, TUIi
1 103T "OU'RE
pending on which connector needs rht. 9ui UPP0oE P
"ork. Then unscrew the retaining nut FL'L E HV ENs' /."
all the was out. Next scrt a dust cip
2. SCREW DUST
CAP INTO HEAD
1 1 UNSCREW RETAINING NUT
3. RUN CONNECTOR SHELL INTO
V LAUNCHER LUBE CHANGE 0
Packing the wheel bearings on the Hawk launcher is no longer a monthly\
chore. A change to LO 9-1440-500-12/ 1 1" Feb 64i sas to pack 'tm annually or
at 12.000 miles, whichever hits first.
so is the keeper. This was. whenescr
.ou mose the LCU around, or take the
connector from the LCLi or base distri.
button box, a heap of tension is put on
1 RETIRE IT
Be :n o d ,.rin, t ,. .h ur I host L unrt trip.,d nI thi[
our Lrtthl.-lhn O tLfE i .,n NI -2 rdkc I hInding un it
Turn it in as excess tu our support people
TNI 91.055.21220i) I.l Aug 02' doesn't een mention the XN1I n,- that
the liT's joined the Arm%
There're sormer L us in the crow d w ho're ir ing [o dcie p bulging biceps.
\\ hih is all righ[-it the\ d la\ onf using the MNI3 Honest John rocket as
muscle building equipn-ent
You think ir' nor happening. Take look at the helical inserts tha're used
to a irin tih II.A 2 % arhe..d section 3t ration 50. Morc'n one insert is turning
up b.titurcd and c i a sate bet tha one ans cr is the gu w"ho really) la\s
into the larth pins w hilt tightening them don n.
r fTIAnT I
S yr GO EASY ONtJ \j^. '- %
[AI(H PINS I
There i nothing in TIM ). -1340-202.12 [hat tells fou to gie one ienal grunt
Shen iou righten the pins to male the arhea.d section to the nose shell assem-
blh. All that para 48hilii of the TNM sa\, is "Scre" [he latch pins inward until
the head of each pin is flush, or belo,". \ irh the e\rrcior oi the nose shell
Then to the bar bells.
91 CRACK? SEND IT BACK
You spot an;, bu't in the now s itch
area it \%our Enrac missile'
\\ ord is that -some noj seiltch re-
taining rings are turnine up faith
cracks and that's not eocid.
\\ hen ou run into this situi ion.
send the missile back up the supply\
line and cet the "ord on a DA Form
2-iTi o: i
U. S. Army Missile Command
Redstone Arsenal. Alabomao
I SECURITY CHECKS -"'
Don It ust Ict i lic there. or stick it on [he hclt \\ hen Change 3 S .lun (',-
to TB C .151.2 comes 'our va best quick-like update sour cop, of the bai..
TB. It s sure to h,-lp iou k reep th securnl poup straight orn 'hart r r mnisil.- or
rocket equipment )ou hae.
BCC LIFTING DATA
THE C.T- %
T TI.Ul TI-IIN....
On ilhe H.a k b.,t[,er control i.ntral. AN' T \\ 2 isrial nurmblh.r 7011 .
301)01 and 40001 on upi. the lifting data place should reter %ou to TM 0.
-I (.(1.Al)il.12 I tor lifting in'trucions. It should not relfr \0Lu It) INM '). i S .
SOS. 1. This TNT's quoted onl on litung data plate of suppi'rts- shops 2
through -. hih fall under certain serial numbers.
,o check this .rmiic.l data place In \our BC(- quick-like. Ii r[ doesn't till out
the right TM. take care th.t it's stamped on soonces
The re-stamping chorc can be done bi \our support ourtl: "ith the Lniierial
rubber stamping kit iFSN -13.2110C.r-'1. B L0S I.S 21 Sep 59* has the dnpe
..,n the stamping kit
BELT AND HARNESS .'\ TEST INTERVAL TEST LOAD
(Daaon or Nylon) (months) (pounds)
Safety lap bells, new 36 1000
Safety lop bells, troop 36 1000
Shoulder harness, crew 36 1000
Shoulder harness, troop 36 500
Safety hell tie-down strap 36 500
Personnel retaining harness 36 500
Safety belts, airline 36 1000
The test interval for Safety Belts (cotton) Airline is every 12 months, with a test load of
Any bird part that takes a belting deserves a lot of attention. The safety belt
and shoulder harness that cradle air types with TLC (Tender Lovin' Care) is
That's why restraining equipment on birds gets checked for damage, freedom
of adjustment, and locking and anchoring security during a Periodic. You want
to follow the poop outlined in TM 55-405-3, Change 4 (22 Jul 64) on "Mainte-
nance of Aircraft Systems."
FOCUS ON BELT, HARNESS
Right off the bat you eye the webbing for the calendar installation date or
the last static weight test. If the date is close to these new limits, the restrain-
ing equipment is due for a weight test by your support.
'HANG IN A
OPEN AIR I^t h
Be sure you've got a shoulder harness installed in your aircraft. If not, check
out the Index, DA Pamphlet 310-4, for the MWO that puts the harness in your
bird... like MWO 55-1520-206-34/10 (22 Jul 63) for the OH-23B, C and D.
Overfeeding a bird can be just as bad With the coupling inside the boot
as underfeeding one. packed with grease you won't get for-
Take the forward and aft coupling ward and aft movement of the front
on the tail-rotor drive shaft of your and rear sections of the drive shaft.
Sioux (OH-13). If you lean on the This "free-play" is needed to take up
the shock from the transmission.
DON'T OVER-LUBE BEARING.. Over-greasing of the two forward
NO GRwEASE IN BOOT PLEASE! couplings will, in effect, give you a solid
drive from the transmission. What hap-
pens next is that you get a vibration
when the chopper is in forward flight,
a bowing of the front drive shaft, fol-
lowed by snapping of the Number
One hanger bearing support where it's
welded to the airframe.
'Course the only way to face this
problem is to prevent it by not over-
feeding the bird.
grease fitting with the gun you'll fill So, when you make with the grease
up the canvas boot, making it as solid gun, hit the fitting and feel the canvas
as a rock. 'Course the purpose of the boot at the same time. Some things
boot is to protect the coupling from should be fully packed-but not the
dirt. It's not a grease reservoir. boots.
DON'T BE A SWITCH
One ground-handling wheel on your Sioux (OH-13) is like another-but
there's a mighty important difference in the axle.
A left axle will work on a right skid and vice-versa, but there's a little detail
that could prove to be a real trouble maker-the axle handle.
When you use a right axle on a right skid, the handle faces rearward-as it
should. But when you use a right axle on a left skid, the handle faces forward.
So what's the difference?
Well, suppose your chopper is about to be set down out in the boondocks.
That forward-facing handle could snag on brush and upset the applecart!
So, play it by the book. If your bird is sporting two left or two right axles,
make a beeline for the parts pub.
That's right-you requisition a right axle (FSN 1630-787-2527) for a right
skid and a left axle (FSN 1630-787-2528) for the left skid.
POWDERS TO EYE BY
Dear Windy, --
We've been running all over the place trying to buy replacement powders
for our magnetic particle Inspection machine. So far we haven't had any luck.
Is there a TM in the works that will replace the manufacturer's pub and give
us the scoop?
SP 5 A. E. W.
Dear Specialist A. E. W.,
The powders you're looking for are listed on Page 147 of Federal Supply
Catalog C6800-IL (1 Jul 64). FSN 6850-255-0451 will get you a 25-lb drum of
black powder. FSN 6850-255-0452 will get you the same amount of gray
powder and FSN 6850-255-0453 will get you the red powder.
The deal on a TM for this "off the shelf" item is a familiar one. In brief,
only a manufacturer's pub is needed to tell you how to operate and main-
tain the machine.
------- NOT 90 THE
LITTER 9OCK INM TUE
4 NNDOCI COCC PIT-r UPPER
4PPIN' IN CENTER BULKUEAP
iWNP OF YOUR BEAVER
IVV-9 A (TU -i) y
A bull in a china shop and a mech pulling maintenance in the cockpit of a
Mohawk (OV-1) could have something in common. The actions of a "heavy"
can really foul up the works.
Take the charged ejection seat. Planting yourself smack on the safety pin
streamer can put enough force on the connecting cable to bend the ejection gun
sear. And if that sear can't be pulled out the seat isn't going to fire.
So-o-o when you're in the cockpit, easy does it. No sitting, pulling,
yanking or stomping on the streamer-p-u-1-l-e-a-s-e!
S There're places where you have to make like Houdini
on your Huey (UH-1)-that's for sure.
Take the tail boom attaching bolts. Getting a
wrench in there to check the four bolts for tightness
has been a problem ... but it needn't be any longer.
So, throw away your magic wand and make this
jim-dandy tool from scrap for the bolt nuts.
Before you make with a torque wrench on the end
of the tool, tho, be sure to check the maintenance pub
on use of the torque wrench with an extension attached.
For example, if you use the 5-in tool at right angles
to the torque wrench, you torque the nuts (not the bolts)
I UH-IA All Nus 200-220 inch-pounds
UH-IB Upper Right Nut 520-580 inch-pounds
SUH-1B Other Nuts 200-220 inch-pounds
SUH-1D Two Upper Nuts 730-790 inch-pounds
UH-10 Two Lower Nuts 240-270 inch-pounds
But if )-iu use the tool straight out as an ectension to
the torque wrench you have to "figure" the smaller
muscle power needed on the handle to get the torque,
COMPASS SHOT? MAYBE NOT
0 0 You ARE UNoER
0 x l,.T#E POWER OF MN
O0 0 MAGNETIC FIELP
@ o _IC FIELP-
I I I
When your favorite throttle jockey heads his Kaven (OH-25) cross country,
one of the basic instruments he's betting his hide on is the magnetic compass
... and rightly so.
A faulty compass, therefore, could strand him "somewhere in the boon-
docks." And that's just about what'll happen if the RT-294 of your AN/ARC-
44 FM radio set has a Western main tuning gear drive motor.
The magnets in this motor are extra strong. Fact is, they're so strong that
the magnetic field build-up will throw the near-by compass off ten degrees or
IF 01FITS A
RT-294 OR SET SWITCH
IS IN ORDER
So, if the compass has been actin' up in your bird, buzz your avionics sup-
port. A look inside the set will quickly show if it has a Western motor. If it
has, either the compass needs recalibration, or a set switch is in order.
Some avionics shops are even stenciling the RT-294's with a Western like
so-NOT FOR USE IN OH-23. 'Tis a good way to head 'em off at the pass.
CLAMPING DOWN 1Y AI ON -r
ON THE ANGRY-19 "Roul oIT SW"
CLAMP9 ON AWNTrNA
radio set can be a gripping experience.S
lLEAD GuAIZP!A ANMP
COMMUNICATIONS -J :.O S N YOUR T-19N
Putting the clamp to the guard of the antenna lead on %our AN/GRC-19 ClU
radio set can be a gripping experience.
Or it can break you all up. Rather. if .ou like, you can break your clamp
The guard just has to be snugged to give the antenna lead the protection it
needs. It kinda' gives it a good grip on things.
If you put the pressure to the clamp screws. the clamp's just as likely to/
break off next to the guard as not. If it doesn't break, chances are it will the
next time or two you overtighien the screws. l
So-o-o, snug is enuf. Get a grip on yourself. j EASY ON THESE
IF SCREW IS 'Nother gripping situation concerns the BAND SELECTOR and TUNING
TOO TIGHT, CONTROL knobs of the T-195 transmitter. Next time you grip the locking
(LAMP WILL nuts with your lily whites, back 'em off just enuf so's the controls work
BREAK HERE freely.
If you back 'em off too much, their screws won't catch when you try to re-
lock the controls .. among other things.
In the other direction, be sure you lock both controls when you're about to
use your preset channels.
First, lock the two controls. TTIEN, turn your PRESET switch to the chan-
nel you want.
Fact is, you can save your set a trip to general support by not turning the
set on until you've locked the controls and selected your preset channel.
How'sat grip you?
TIMELY TIPS ON THE PRC-47
One dictionan definition of "cap.
tice" describes it as "checked from
That describes right well the captive
screws on the control panel cover of
the RT-6"I, AN/PRC-47 radio set. A
few turns of the screws release them
from the case of the radio set. The
screws then sta\ in and with the re-
leased cover. Which means they're
supposed to stay there, captive-like.
Some energetic types have been
known to rake the screws all the way
out of the cover. It mam be good exer-
cise, but it leads to lost screws.
Lost screws might not be so bad-
when iou can replace them. Those
coser screws fyou guessed it?) are
slightly odd-ball. Like. )ou can't requi-
sition new ones. You've gotta ask your
support to come up with replacements .
-somehow, somewhere, some wa).
Their won't vote iou a popularity rib-
bon for that.
TM I 1-5820-509.12P 130 Sep 631
gets you up-ro-dare on parts.
So you've been wading around with
your AN/PRC-6 portable radio set
during fording operations and
maybe the set got wet.
Never take chances. Better open 'er
up the first chance you get and take a
If she's damp, wipe the moisture
seal with a dry, lint-free cloth. And
use that rag like a powder puff on the
chassis by gently patting.
After drying the innards you'd bet-
ter drag the rag over the outside, too-
including the antenna.
If no cloth's handy, leave the set
open and let air dry it whenever
Before crossing that stream, swamp,
lake or boondocks mudhole, remember
to shut off the air valve. Just don't for-
get to open it before you operate.
It'd be a good idea to glance at the
case clamps to make sure they're tight.
This helps keep the dewdrops out.
With the AN/PRC-8 thru -10 series,
only the outside needs attention.
Dry with a rag-or let air do the job.
U1U.,, BUT FORGET
I WITWIu YOU
For an evening gown or other female-type teasers, the strap ess cover prom-
ises all kinds of delights.
For your BB-451 battery used with the AN/PRC-41, -47 radio sets, the
strapless cover promises all kinds of problems.
To elaborate: that nylon retaining strap on the battery serves a number of
purposes, like making sure the cover doesn't get lost ...or making positive it
goes back on only one way, and so forth.
MUST NOT BE
LUGS FIT HOLLOW BRACKET
Replacing the cover right is the one to think about here. F'rinstance, if the
nylon strap's missing, it's possible to position and snap the cover on wrong.
Like, those two big lugs can be forced down on the radio cable receptacles
and bust up the connecting pins.
That's bad enough, but that same situation also can short out the battery.
If the strap's gone from your cover, a quick look can tell you whether you're
positioning it right on the battery case. The lugs on the underside of the cover
fit into the hollowed metal bracket of the case. The cover side featuring the two
openings goes over the receptacle side of the case.
PINNING IT DOWN
TM 11-5820-401-20 and PS Magazine have pretty well spelled out that you
got to be careful with the tube puller when you're removing the power am-
plifier (V6101) tube from the receiver-transmitters of the AN/VRC-12 series
Like, we're told not to rock or rotate the tube, etc., to keep from damaging
the pins. This is fine, but a lot of Joes don't seem to realize it's a two-way
proposition. Meaning, the tube pins still get damaged.
The reason: Unit mechanics are wiggling the tubes when they put 'em back
in! As you know, those pins bend mighty easy-and the tubes have to go in
as straight as they're supposed to come out. Otherwise, pffftt!
Maybe you can drop a reminder in PS.
SP 5 E. A. M.
Dear Specialist E. A. M.,
You did the talking. I'm along for the ride on
point sinks in.
this one, and I hope your
oR W'oi THE %SI3 i
? TU5r-TWE PIN;
BaNP Veiz,/ DA5LY; I
GET THE POINT?
V hen you're tracing or otherwise checking circuitry-
especially printed circuits-put your pencil in your pocket.
Like, don't mark those circuits wtih a pencil, man. Just
a [race of graphite creates another circuit... and a current
Not too hard, please, when you're usin' your mitt to get the grit from the
Some pins don't stand up to the strain and may leave you speechless.
Good examples are audio connectors on AN/GRC-3 series radio set com-
Too much push, like with a pencil eraser or such, can anchor the pins down
just far enough so's they don't meet the contacts of the audio cable connector.
Just a little pressure'll clean the contacts. Not hardly ....
COOL IT, CLARENCE
PULLER Bcst way to keep your temper from boilin'
WILL hen you're removing a 3CX100A5 electron
BEND... 4. he fro, m vur AN/GRC-50 radio set is to
cool it. The tube, that is.
Tube extractor, FSN 5120-293-0808, just
doesn't have the beef to remove hot 3CX100-
A5 rubes. Fact is, the ends of the tube puller
bend and even break. Mostly, the tube
sa\s where it is.
The tube puller's supposed to be improved,
but until it is, treat it careful-like. A cooled-
do, n tube and some patience should help the
puller do its job.
0ct d- More frequent oiling is needed for
the landing gear ratchet handle of your
S.- 1C XM527 or XM539 semitrailer.. LO.9-
2330-300-14 (Jun 63)calfcfor quoierfr
efore you flip the lid on that anti- oiling--but it ain stcal a shot oflub-
Before Ytonr e note of pra 4-6c(ll) about once a monthI. TroeatW it i any
fin TM n-750 (Jan 64). Record all anti- other exposed lube paint iatu
in TM 38-750 us heatherr t original instal- where rain, sand and dust ian get a t
lotion or when a pint or more is added- Give it a little extrq attention,
on DA Form 2408-2. Date the entry,
show miles/hours as applicable, write
"Antifreeze in a blank space in column
that is. Use the latest authorized tock-
on DA Form 2409.age list, TM 9-2300-223-20P (Oct 64).
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I DOPE SPEEDY
Ah, Speedy, 'tis spring
Upon Mount Olympus
they are swingin'...
Apollo is tooling
And I am come
GOT WITI IT MAN,
A LL O F N ATUL 1E I S
DIGGIN' OUT OF TUE LONG
HARD WINTER ... KEEP 'EM
This includes all your equipment... tanks, trucks, dozers, gener-
ators, aircraft, compressors, pumps, MHE's, tractors, etc .. their
winter grime must go down the drain-
*------ ---- ---^-- *~P f_ \' uemp be-to
ENGINE ____ e
j >Put inthe correct
new o --t....... he
a bi:t to checkouC
COOLING Never drain a cold sys-
r tem!! Bring it up to nor-
SYSTEM mal operating tempera-
S Open the radiator and
engine petcocks (best
6 remove the engine pet-
cock... easier to get
the big chunks of dirt
*Exception: "Combat ready" vehicles don't get
drained unless you've got enough antifreeze
on hand to give'em protection for next winter.
Finish off with a dose of
corrosion inhibitor (FSN
in hot water-straight shot
could clog the radiator.
Now, use a piece of soft
wire to poke open a
stuck petcock or on the
Now fill 'er up with
fresh water (but not un-
til the engine's cooled a
bit) and drain again! If
she still needs work use
exactly as TB ORD 651
says- no short cuts!!
Handle with care... it
could ruin the skin.
Look over the whole system
for mushy hoses, loose
clamps and leaks and
clean the radiator fill cap.
(See TM 9-2858 for a run-
down on the cooling
AND CLEAN UIP!
BEFORE Y'WAT IW.
LOOK FOR LEAKS AND LOO00
PART ...THEyV'RE EASIER TO FIND
L WWILE THE DIRT 19 THERE'?!
It's Spring, and it's time to proceed N
Withthe things that qour vehicles need.
All ttht winter protection
Will 4cuse a defection--
So change over quick... with all speed.}
IF YOU WANT TO DISPLAY THIS CENTERPIECE ON YOUR BULLETIN BOARD, OPEN STAPLES, LIFT IT OUT AND PIN IT UP.
Stick to torque KEEP IROAM
liable to warp. IN MIND
break or twist M t
something out of Might sav
line. throwing away
a good part
HIT when a little
BODY BOLTS adjusting'll
BODY BOLTS save it.
BODY SCREWS In doubt??
CLAMPS Call support.
Be sure surface
is cleaned right
S or treated if
S that's called for.
Don't slop paint
on rubber, belts
or data plates.
off and wash
with baking soda
... rinse well.
Carrier box OK?
box and tighten.
Blow out filler cap vent
holes... musn't be clogged.
Position battery and make
snug ... light GAA on
Fix up any special stuff
you're putting away-win-
terization kits, road, snow
plows, sanders, scrapers-
keep all loose stuff stowed
Ik\ pamphlet too.
WHOLE DRILL SHOULD SE
DONE WITH TM IN HAND.
ThE BITr.. IT WA9
JiLT A SKIMMEM
NUDtE IN TUE
I KNEW I T
SEE IOU I'M OFF
NEXT TO MT
SPRING/ )_ OJWMPIJS...
I4EYIAPOLLO! THAT IJ4ARIOT'9
A MESS... IAVCEN'T /OU DONE ANY
PM.EVEN MORTALS DO A SPRING
THE LA1T f19UE OF P5 COVERED THE IN;
ANP OUTS ON PRICING ANP PULLING OPERATION,'
9ERkVICE9 ON %OUL' COMMAND ANP EC~'ON
CARRIED. LET U'. CONTINUE...NOWWE GET AT
THIE BOTTOM AND COVEP TrHE DI'r'y ENP OF
YOUR 'C'OULI SCOOTER. JNP A LOT MOWE.
are t o kinds of track for the M 14. There 'sa 3/ 16 in
SUSPENSION KNOW HOW
B Track Identification-You ma) not know ic buw there
are t'o kinds of [rack for [he MI I4. There's a W/16 in
cable t)p: on earlier vehicless and a I /-i-in cable r)'pe on
late production models and for replacements. It's eas)
to tell 'em apart. The 3/16-in track has six rivets (or 6 RIVETS OR 6 BOLTS 4 BOLTS
bolts)and thel/4-in trackhasfour rivets (or bolts). Don't .4 OR
count on over 1,000 miles wear from the 3/16-in track. 4 RIVES
Thel/4-in lasts a longer time and will go well over the
1,000 mile mark.
Thrown Track-If you throw a track you can often-but not always-put it
back on this quick way.
*sion by bleeding the If the track is thrown to the inside-toward the vehice-
grease from your track drive slowly ahead while a crew member guides the track
tension ad]user. back on with a tanker's bar.
/'oue95, IF YOu CANTa
PuT IT ON TM9I WAY,
YOU'LL WAVE TO SBEAK
THE TRACK AND PUT
IT ON THE Re&ULAR
Breaking The Track-If you have to break the track, )our TM sai s you can
break it at either the front or the rear. So break it at the rear... it's a lot easier
Tracks Backward-It .4 WIDEST
is physically possible to GROUSER
have the track on back-
ward. Your track is on
right when the widest
grouser of the top track
shoes is toward the
Track Rivets-The track rivets have to be secure. If you find one loose, replace
it with a bolt the first chance you get.
Adjusting Track Tension-Your TM shows you how
to measure track tension with a taut string and a rule.
You may not have a rule out in the field so measure the
sockets in your OEM set and pick out and mark the socket
that's nearest to 1 Y-in to IV7/-in high. Then you can
use it with the string instead of a rule.
THE ADJUSTMENT OF
Bor TrHAC"s FoZ -VE1N
TUrEe ACTrON 19 A AInY
qEL=viCE WITH THE M 1114.
Adjustment Point-W hen you meas-
ure track tension, sou do it over the
No. 2 road wheel. 'Course .ou know
the No. 2 heel is the second from the
drive sprocket; some outits stencil an
arrow pointing to the place you meas- .
ure track tension.
Track Adjuster-On late model M114Al's the
lube fitting on the adjuster front bearing has
been left off and the relief valve has been re-
placed by a pipe plug.
Road Wheels-ift ou have to change a road wheel here's an easy way to do
it cha: works for 12 our of the 16 road heels on the wchicle: -
SRelease io tension ,. Raise either the front That gives you enough
-. ledlig eor the rear of the slack to change the wheel
gsase .,' vehicle using an M62 without breaking the track.
': wrecker (or equiva. Alter you're finished, lower
lent). the vehicle and be sure to
tighten the track tension
When you change roadwheels, don't tighten the bolts in the two roadwheels
too tight until you install the roadwheels on the hub. If you tighten 'em up too
much, the pilot holes and the stud holes might not line up right and you'd have
to start all over.
Roadwheel Sight Gages--Use a
rag to clean the mud off the sight
gages. If you use a screwdriver you can
scratch the gages so you can't see the
"E~;, CO~ME T, '
C3ULr' LUqE "3&1E
.1'A"k- N r~op
-" Oil Check Plugs-Your road wheel arm oil level check plugs have six-point
heads so use a 6-point socket on 'em. Use the 9/16-in socket with your half-
inch drive set. If you use a 12-point socket you'll round off the heads. The same
thing goes for your roadwheel oil filler hub plugs. Use a 6-point 7/16-in socket
USE 6-POINT SOCKETS ON PLUGS
These plugs are tapered so you won't need too much muscle.
Idler Wheels-The new
all-steel idler should sole
.our chunkingg" prob- NEW
lem. In fact, .ou may al- TYPE
read% have the all-sceel IDLER
idlers on your particular
Sprocket Bolts-Check your sprocket
bolts every 1Lance you get, because
th, 'll ork loose. If the bolt loosens
and drops out that lets the sprocket
have too much play and it soon wears
out. Remember, it has to be a Grade 8
Sprocket Master Tooth-Which of the 11 sprocket teeth is the Master Tooth?
You tracked vehicle mechanics must be able to solve this mystery before you
can line up the sprocket wheel so the bolt holes match the bolt holes in the two
track support wheels.
'Course this is easy if the tooth is stamped MASTER TOOTH ... no mystery at
all... but some of them were shipped from the factory before they got stamped.
On these you find the master tooth by checking the notches, starting with any
notch at random and working all the way around the wheel. Stretch a string (or
any straight edged object) so it goes in a straight line through these points:
a. The center of the notch
d b. The center of the bolt hole nearest to the
rb c. The center of the sprocket wheel
d. The center of the bolt hole on the far side
e. The center of the tooth
When they all line up ... that's the master tooth. MARK IT.
Sprocket Lube-The present seal is little experience you'll be able to judge
good at keeping oil in but not so good when the oil has just a trace of water
at keeping water out. A new seal that and when it's dangerously contami-
will be good in both directions is in nated.
the works but for now you've got to MILKY OIL ALONE
.DOES NOT SHOW THAT
live with the fact that running your THE SEALS HAVE FAILEP.
IFS YOUn 5lAL-5 ARE BAP, YOL
Scout in the water for as little as two WI YU HAVEA A CONSTANT L0
minutes may load the sprocket hubs OF OILf A GOO RULE IS TO
with moisture. CHANGE THE OIL IF IN POU1I
You may have to drain the sprocket
hubs every time you dunk your Scout.
You first flush out the contaminated oil
with new oil and then you refill with
After you operate in the water for a
long time (half an hour or more) you L :
might need a change of oil in several .
of your roadwheels as well as your
Oil contaminated with no more than
2/ 10ths of 1 percent of water will look
milky in the sight gages so you can't
go by that entirely. After you get a
-Your -20P shows
two different kinds of cam and lever
shock absorbers, a left-side type and a
right-side type. This has been changed.
Now there is only one kind, a direct
action job (FSN 2540-981-8612 until
present stocks are exhausted then FSN
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ANP 00r AM WA17-FLLL
OF 1OME WIN-r
TWAT'LL MAkF LIVING,
W1IT14t '/OLU M 114
Front Fender Guards-The old type fender
guards break real easy if you try to straighten
out a dent in 'em with a hammer or a tanker's
bar. However, if they're rubbing on the track
you'll have to do some pounding-but be gentle
as possible. The vehicles produced after data
plate serial number 1516 have a different con-
tour which should prevent this trouble.
Observer's Pedestal Mount-If the Observer's M60
machine gun is stowed in the rear pintle support, the _
barrel sticks our six inches past the edge of the vehicle.
It can easily hit against some brush and get knocked off "
... so. if it's stowed, be sure the Obsener is observing it.
SGassing tU?-\\ hn \ou refuel Lou
inches for expansion. If you fill clear t
slop out. This gas could fly into the d
the vehicle on fire.
ir sou.i, Iea.c 6
o the top, gas will
river's eyes or set
Surfboard-If sour surfboard is ex.
rended when you travel on land you
can vert easily hit it on something, es-
pecially in the woods or crossing deep
ditches. To avoid hitting it and bending
its connector asstmbl% keep the surf-
board in the retracred position until
you're read) to enter the water.
Towing-If you have to.tow your Ml14 (other than in tow starting) have your
company mechanic take out the sprocket axle shafts, then you can tow it with
no danger of damaging the power train. If you leave the axle shafts connected
you can ruin the geared steer unit.
One thing about towing with the axle shafts out: The towed vehicle has no
steer and no brakes, so you have to tow it with a tow bar, not with tow cables.
So-o-o-o, IF YOU TOW, GO SLOW.
WHEN THE MECHANIC PUTS THE
AXLE SHAFT BACK, WE SHOULD GREASE
THE ENPS LIGHTLY WITH 3-AA.
Drain Plugs-There are two types. A threaded plug was used on the early
M114's (data plate serial number 165 and below except for vehicles 158-160
and 162-164) and a type with 4 screws (6 screws for the larger engine oil filter
drain) was used on all vehicles with serial numbers above 157 (except for vehi-
cles 161 and 165).
I ~ -- -~
For the threaded plugs you use a V2-in square drive wrench along with an
adapter-socket wrench 3-in square drive male to /2-in square drive female,
FSN 5120-240-8701, for removing or installing plugs. Also, lube the threads
lightly with GAA grease. These plugs are made of soft metal so be careful
Engine Compartment Access Cover-The front slope
plate must be watertight or you'll be in trouble when you
go swimming. Be sure the washers are in place under the
Shipping Cover-Keep the shipping
cover that comes with your M114A1
and use it as the vehicle paulin. You
carry it in the right, rear, hull plate
extension. If you don't have one, order -
Serial Number-The vehicle serial number is on the
data plate in the driver's compartment. This is the num-
ber you use on your Equipment Log Book (DA Form
2408 series) and other TAERS forms.
Look Alikes-The engine
oil-fill hole and the radiator
coolant fill-hole have the same ENGINE OIL
shaped cap, and mistakes have ,iFILL HOLE I
happened. Coolant doesn't mix
so good with oil or oil with RADIATOR IMARK IHESE
coolant. To prevent this you (OOLAN SO YOU KNOW
can set up a local SOP to mark FILl HOLE TH DIlFEritc
the oil-fill points.
Headlight Guards-The headlight guards,
(10910014 and 10910015) sometimes get torn off
in heavy brush. These steel tubing and angle iron //
guards are not in the supply system so you have to
repair 'em by welding or by making complete new
New Fan Belts-The matched set of three V-belts listed as Item 20, page 27,
of your TM 9-2320-224-20P (Jul 62) has been improved. The new belts can
stand up longer under high tension. They'll be listed under FSN 3030-967-3344
and each individual belt will be marked (10922131) instead of (10920729).
You might want to jot this down in your parts manual.
BE MENTAL AND TREAT 'EM GENTLE
Rear Door Latch -Go a liurle eas\ on
it. The inner handle cin rip through
the seal rcraincr and make the seal leak
Keep the door loLked tronm the inside. R IT AN
\'erf., that it is locked before swIm- HIT HFR
Warning Light Warning-The
power plant master warning light is in
A' a hand. place for the driver to see it.
-" Also. it is in a hands place for getting
S A stepped on by an) bod; walking on the
KEEP YOUR FEET front slope of the vehicle ... so be hep
OFF WARNING LIGHT and watch your step.
Floor Panels-\\ hen %ou hae to rake -4 ,
out the rloir panels. firs rnemosc the C 6-
grenadi box from the Hour. If ,o $
don't. you'll ruin the back, of the [,x, '
rear scat. sh hen iou pull ou[ the panels l
Surfboard-The surfboard is no boardwalk so don't step on it any more than
you can help. The MI14AI vehicles serial number 1215 and above have ply-
wood surfboards which are more rugged than the aluminum surfboards of the
TWo. ONE Q5
MACHINE GUNS ) TH0OUg90T
-v ..... wns i ^ 9 WAS ,oiNi'
G&UN WORKUM FINE(
LOOK... FOUR DEER,
SIX SEAR, FIVE
Hazard-The pointer gun sight causes a dangerous condition for the driver or
the observer when it is over their heads. If they rise up suddenly they can get
stuck on the sharp end of the pointer.
ALSO THE LINK
AsK 9LuPPOR // EJECTION CHUTE
TO TAKE OFF T--IE
AND THE BRASS
Lubrication-The LO for the vehicle has nothing about lubing the .50 caliber
NM2HB machine gun. You'll find info on this in LO 9-1005-235-10.
Short Shooting-With the .50 cali-
ber you've got to be careful not to
lower the barrel too far or you'll shoot
the corners off your own vehicle. The
same goes for the observer's 7.62 ma-
chine gun when fired from the side
yEA9-4. rWU GUY
ON TU' MAIN GUN .fJ5T)
CHANG&6P 9SIDES, .W9
WEWE J-41s FIZ:ST TA)ZE&r
MEDLEY FOR MECHANICS
Transmission Adjustment-When a new Ml14 is delivered to a unit it is
very important that the company mechanic check the transmission front band
adjustment. He must also keep a regular check on this adjustment. If he doesn't
the transmission can be ruined.
Change 2 (Aug 63) to TM 9-2320-224-20 (Jun 62) tells on page 18, para 96,
how to make the adjustment. Be sure and use Change 2 because it has the latest
Brake Adjustment-Change 2 (LAUNIT FILTER
(above), page 18, para 101.b., gives SEMI-ANNUALLY
the latest way to adjust the brakes. It's
a must for every mechanic's library.
Steer Unit Filter-The geared steer
unit external oil filter is hard to get to
because it's mounted under the voltage
regulator bracket. However, don't miss
it when you make the regular semi-
annual service. This filter traps a lot
Oil Filter Foul-up-In cold weather (zero or below) your geared steer oil
filter takes a terrific pounding. In a couple cases the stiff oil hammered the filter
element away from the top of the filter.
To prevent this you ...
1. Use the right weight oil or 2. Never move the vehide until your engine is wnrmed'-
the prevailing temperature up completely. (At leaos 5 minutes in told weather.)
Sang like it says in the LO For the first three minutes of.th we never
S -. go above a fast.idle.
Winterization Kit-Wanna know if your vehicle rates a winterization kit?
The latest word is that a special winterization kit will be issued for the vehicle
only if long-time operation in -250F climate is planned. SB 9-16 is your author-
ity for winterization equipment.
Fast Idle-In starting your engine at temperatures between 0 and -25'F you
need a fast idle.
After you get your engine started, push your choke knob in slowly. You
don't need to touch the throttle knob until the engine is running by itself.
fT- 1 V ^AUXILIARY STARTING / -r
LITTLE ,ELLOI- OTPY
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Slave Starts-The mstrer sn itih in )our M114 is wired in one of two differ-
ent ways. Because of this you need to know the various slaving methods. Re-
gardless of how it is wired, the first six steps are the same.
It's done like this ...
5. After the DEAD (slaved) vehicle engine starts, turn M ER
OFF the ignition switch in the LIVE vehicle. Slaved
vehide engine will run OK. II'lI draw juice from the
batteries in the LIVE vehicle. Do this because you
can't be sure two generators will operate in parallel
without causing trouble. F oF
6. Slaved IDEAD) vehicle let the engine worm up 5 to 10 minutes. Then turn its master
switch ON to connect its batteries.
II the slaved (DEAD) vehicle has late model master switch wiring, (serial number 1218 and
above plus 1204-1212) flipping its master switch to the ON will connect the batteries so
jump to Step 7.
If, on tetherr hand, the slaved (DEAD) vehicle has its master switch wired the early way
(serial numbers 1217 and below except serial numbers 1204-1212) you need another step in
here. Call it 6a.
6a. To close your master relay you must first flip ON the
master switch, then flash an electrical current through '
your master relay coil. JUMPER
To do this run a jumper (booster) cable from a good ABLE
battery's negative I-1 terminal to a negative terminal
of your DEAD vehicle batteries. Now attach a jumper cable M J*ER
to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery and .'
flick the end of this cable across a positive terminal of i
your slaved (DEAD) vehicle batteries. This'll close your
7. Whether your last step was 6 or 6a, your master switch is now ON in the slaved (DEAD) vehide.
Jusi le the ~ series charge for a few minutes.
TO STOP YOUR ENGINE
A point to remember to stop your engine first turn OFF the ignition switch. After the engine has
stopped turning over, turn OFF the master switch.
.. POINT. .
Y'OU GOTTA DO THIS
SON THE EARLY
A MODEL VEHICLES
-AND IT'S A GdOOD HABIT
:T C TO GET INTO EVEN Ir-
YOU -HAVE A LATE
S, MODEL SCO/T.
Tow Starts-This is an eas. vehiclee to
tow start if %ou need so-like when rhe
batteries are low and 3ou don't has\
an\ sla'e cable. In the TO\WED %chicle
flip ON the master sw itch and then the
ignition swirch. Purt the hift leser in
N (neutral) and steering .elector leser
in HI landd. \'hen the towing vehiclee d
gets %ou up to about 12 MPH. shift
Into D (drive). -
GENERAL & SUPPLY ONT FORGE YOUR
Nothing can dampen Your spirit like a rubber item [hat leaks.
Yessir. a rip or [c.ar in \our poncho, raincoat, boors, wecr weather
overall or pneumatic marrress will lea'e )ou mighr) miserable.
NO NEEP TO ;UFF. I I -
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The cold-weather repair kit for boots and mat-
tresses is so tiny you can carry it in your boot or bag.
It works like a tire patch and will take care of any
small puncture or tear. The instructions on the kit
are easy to follow, too.
The pressure-sensitive tape can be used for emer-
gency repair of raincoats, ponchos and wet weather
overalls; but this is only a temporary repair and the
item should be turned in for permanent repair as
soon as possible.
When patching a raincoat, poncho or overalls, use
the liquid adhesive cement with coated nylon cloth
or a piece snitched off an unserviceable garment.
. Patth mur overlap one inch 2. Apply two coats of cement to bolh
all around damaged area. tear aea and patch ... allow 1S
Minutes drying between coals.
3. Apply patch when second -
tcol is tocky. 4. Press together firmly
5. Roll with hard. round object. 6. Dust with tolcum or coin storch.
Itf [he holec or rips are [oo big for )ou to fix,
return the garment to your support people, like it
says in TB QM's 96 and 98 (both 10 Aug 59).
Sometimes a guy can get crossed up in a routine operation, like when he's
greasirg a 5-ton bridge transport truck.
Sure he lets go with the grease gun on the fittings until he spots grease ooz-
ing out where it's supposed to-no sweat.
But, this deal won't work on the loading roller, covered in LO 5-8063 (8 Dec
52), and there's a lot of these trucks around with popped roller bearing seals
to prove it.
If you lean on the gun, the bearing gets packed to the hilt. There's no place
for any extra grease to go so-pow out goes the seal. -Couas oNCI A
9EAL 14;9 PFPPEP, IT
TAIE- A LO OF ELBL
OVER- GM4A9E tro -AKE THE
PACKED -POPPED gOLLEz CAP OPF AM
WORJ Tt40 915AL.9A(
BEARING SEAL IATO pLA~c
An easier way to face this exception
to the general rule is to take out the
standard grease fitting and put in a
S"-pressure relief type.
-The fitting you want to latch onto
is listed in the Federal Supply Catalogs,
I Class 4730. FSN 4730-330-0111 will
get you: Fitting, lubrication, pressure
relief type, 1-5 PSI, Vs-27NPTF, extra
Then when you make with the
grease gun the fitting will "pop"-
not the bearing seal.
STOW IT RIGHT
You say you don't know your stem from your stern when it comes to stow-
ing gear in your 27-foot bridge erection boats?
Just remember you have a storage compartment in the bow ... or front of
the boat for your gear. Accessories for the boat like post lights, running
lights, spot lights, life preservers, ropes and cables go in this compartment.
HEY CONNIE F
THE STEERING IS
FOULEP BY ALL THESE
LINES, CABLES ANP
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S_ cOE. IN 0T4E FDt IZ
FLASH... FOR FLASHERS
All you support vehicle-types who've been havin' troubles with your di-
rectional signals, hear this! You can get repair parts for those military-designed
turn signal systems that were installed either by the vehicle manufacturer or
They're listed in Change 2 (Jul 64) to TM 9-2320-212-20P for %-ton
trucks (G741 series) and Change 1 (Sep 64) to TM 9-2320-211-20P for 5-ton
The parts are the same for all vehicles covered in the MWO. You can get
'em right now with these FSN's:
BOX, DISTRIBUTION. FSN 2590-953-2179
CONTROL, TURN SIGNAl- FSN 2540-953-2180
FLASHER, TURN SIGNAL. FSN 5945-952-3818
GASKET, DISTRIBUTION BOX: FSN 2590953-2177
SLAMP, INCANDESCENT: FSN 6240-155-8714
LENS, TURN SIGNAL HANDLE: FSN 5850-076-8992
FOR SERVICE... NOT FOR SHOW
*' i;STXh:I1AID 5n .iSlNMt1.
Orderly, easy to reach and ready to load. .
You can keep your maintenance and supply publications that way in a port-
able, stackable, weather-tight, homemade library.
You can make the box-shelves out of scrap materials (plywood is good, too).
The dimensions shown are good, but you can scale 'em out to your needs. Just
remember to keep 'em light as possible ... and try for water-tight boxes with
tight fitting lids. Then all you have to do is close 'em up when you ship out or
take to the field.
Line the boxes up in some safe place in the working area, just so the books
are within easy reach of those who have a legitimate need for 'em.
LINE ITEM NUMBRt
A LI ALL THEIR OWN
Just a minute, Pardner, if you're ridin' herd on tool
sets or kits. Better pull up a bale of straw and take a
load off of your feet 'cause here's some news that's going
to interest you.... '
There's a DA Circular 725-5 (30Jun 64), "Removal AN
of Components from Assemblages and Sets of Equip- rTHNk y
ment," that affects your tool kits and sets. 60 VAtS .
The gist of the circular is that some generators and / PAWPNS
compressors are no longer a part of many tool kits and
shop sets. They became separate line items of equipment
as of 1 Oct 64.
These changes will show up in your supply manuals.
The TOE's and TA's are getting revised to show the
compressors and generators as separate line items of
This means that when you're ordering a tool set or
kit that formerly had the compressor or generator, you'll
have to requisition the deleted items individually.
NO DISINFECTANT, PLEASE
It's real simple to clean the food-
chopping board (FSN 7330-281-4695).
After you use the board (and the sooner
after use the better) use a detergent
solution or hot soapy water and a stiff
scrub brush on it. Then rinse with clear,
You want to use enough water to
rinse off the detergent but try not to
get the board soaking wet all the way
through. And, don't dunk it in water.
The more water you use, the more
chance there is of the layers separating.
Once that happens, you have to get rid
of the board.
S BIFerr 5OE9 FOR
That no-dunking bit also goes for
wooden utensils and knives with
wooden handles. Water causes wood
to expand and, as it dries, the wood
shrinks and leaves open seams or cracks
-and a cleaning problem.
A standard wooden footlocker, some suitable boards for partitions, and a
little carpentry are all it takes to give your VG Alarm E41R3 (FSN 6665-671-
9584) and its components a good home. The sturdy box also solves the han-
dling problems you have when you keep the alarm and its components in card-
The box takes the alarm unit, reagent kit, the two batteries and the elec-
trical headset and special purpose cable.
Your property disposal center may have some footlockers you can use.
I i I
DD FORM 1150..THE H/R's HELPER
Nothing fancy... Just the facts.
That's all the supply scoop you need on DD Form 1150 "Request for Issue
The multicolored, three-copy form is OK'd as the issue and turn-in form twixt
property book officers and their handreceipt holders. See para 13c, Change 4
(27 Nov 63), AR 735-35 "Supply Procedures for TOE Units,Organizations, and
But don't get shook-up by the form's various blocks and spaces. When it's
used as a side-kick for DA Form 2062 "Handreceipt" you fill-in only a mini-
mum number of its blocks and columns. For example, here's a sample:
REOUEs FOR ISSUE OR TURNING n ,
PS Ma ozine Ok HA 65
S p I And Service Br
S7430 44313T writer Non rt u
and lower case char AS key-
board 42 to 44 ke s 13"
carriage, e ite type, a e:
R inton Ser No. J2862355
SDD-, 9o ,15 I.. r m- *I.Y t .5, s8. .iY .
DeaHlr 1 '4 st need' on a o
D oes TOE unit f- fo r it
t of suply recr separate prop
.Flained itears ,r aeser and fles,
y book, docum en da separate
separate supply ode d a pt1
pBO? A covering
Should a property bsoid
assied property booS at fie bat-
i ,li other prPcionp bo .
S tolion S4section? MSgt J. D. S.
The-- o,.,,, ,, 1 1)
rtC, 5 Clssific action of an
doela,0 necess '5Itea
Cord he iem in require .u to re.
your propM book asnn to
s, YOU' e, h Most classified
mendlare h. e unclassd no
However, if the fact tha iou h
an itrm On hand i4 i hcla 0fd, te
hast to account ftor It It in 1nor
and treat it as a C in man annet
Same goes for ansuppd dumenr.
for anm .uppIl doftxumn
which might give classiftd c haratr.
s"ics or capabilines of any it1m. Th
number of items you have might b
Fcl r proed s on accounting for n..
700-65 iI(x. AR
700-6i O 62. For these Items yu 0
need an anne to ,our proper) beok
even if the art unclassified
The CO an reswr a stparatu blK
of dc-umenc numbers for use nn docu
metnts covering icassified itrms it he
wishes And, dtpending on hi, unir',
mission, his support actiin. and the
ipe of items involved, hc maY a, the
installation commander for i separair
supply code for his supply, records n Q
As for maintaining properrt books
at a bIttalion S-i sectin. AR 75-35.
para -b, says property books are 1o he
ktpr at highest praciial Inec This
goes regardless of the book's classifi.
cation. Wherever in annes is kept. of
S course, the security SOP applies
When you can't make your AC con-
nections any other way, you can always
go in for some of that "local procure-
Right. But with the usual care and
Some of those commercial-type plugs,
or connectors, just weren't made to put
out in a military manner. You run
across such things as light plastic ma-
terial, even lighter wire, no tensile
strength, and all that sort of thing.
Doesn't make for good, satisfying con-
nections, what with all those repeated
insertions and withdrawals that power
plugs are prone to.
Now your military-type (MIL-C-
3767) male power plug or connector
is designed for real rugged use. It comes
with a clamp to grip the cable, so you
don't have to rely on the conductors
alone for tensile strength. It's well in-
sulated, with rugged prongs that can
take on any ol' receptacle without get-
ting bowed in the knees. And as you
know, there're some mighty fancy fe-
male receptacles stuck around on the
walls of some shops, plants, supply
points and such.
Let's see, now, where were we ... ?
Federal Supply Catalog C5935-IL-A,
Connectors, Electrical (1 Aug 64) lists
more connectors than you'll ever know
what to do with. But here're some that
you can get a lot of use out of:
Connedor, Plug, Eledrical (power, nonpolarized
parallel-bladed) Type UP 120M (2 blades), FS
Connector, Plug, Electrical (power, 3-wire, ground-
ing type) Type UP 121M (3 blades), FSN 5935-
636-7145. This has a fixed ground blade and can-
not be used in two-blade receptacles.
M W__ I 7rnW
The whole point is, it's much better
to get your AC replacement plugs
through the regular supply channels,
and to resort to local purchase only as
a last resort.
IT -je-ogve9 [ v> .=
\ A GOOD /
TAIL 15 LjU' r
Any swatch of cloth (cheesecloth,
handkerchief, piece of sheet) or ab-
sorbent cotton can be used instead of
the wipers which come with the M5A1,
M5A2 or M5A3 protection and treat-
ment kits when the wipers become
soiled, lost, etc.
The wiping squares which come with
the tubes aren't separate items of issue,
but any cloth that's handy, clean and
absorbent is OK to use instead for
wipin' off the vesicant.
qcz4 ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES
Substitutes are no go when changing tires or wheels on your MHE. Be sure
you use the same outer lock ring for the rim or wheel you took off.
Got word that one guy switched the outer lock ring from a Baker RJF060
rough terrain forklift to a LeTourneau-WestinghouseM-20 tractor-towed crane.
Sure, the substituted ring looked the same and snapped into place without
sweat... but, it wasn't identical. As a result-it gave way under heavy load.
Now, there's a guy in the hospital and his equipment's on deadline.
So remember: use the right part-always!
BAKER so-O-o ON MNHE
FORKLIFT PON'T USE SUBSTITUTE
RINGS WHEN CHANGING&
RJF060 TIRES OR WHEELS.
CHANGE THE PLATE
The ID plate on Bogue Electric Company 3-KW generators (FSN 6115-075-
1640) procured on P.O.88-AF-50496-N.Y. says the rig is covered by the TM 5-
6115-275 series of pubs. The plate is out of date; it should now read TM 5-6115-
271 series. Your support people can give you a hand on changing the plate.
Easy does it... when it's battery PM
time on your Davey 3, 500 PSI, model
P4, air compressor.
There's more to it than just routine
Water and acid slopped from the
battery through the battery box drain
holes can drip and splash on the parts
directly below. This potent mixture can
enter the first stage air filter ... or cor-
rode the filter and air shrouds under
Sure, removing the batteries before
pulling PM takes a little more time and
muscle, but it'll pay off when your
birds are ready to take wing.
BE A TACH WATCHER
Keep your eye on that slot where hours of engine operation are recorded on
the tachometer of your 10-ton cargo truck or truck tractor.
'*' (~ WILL GIVE VOU iL)' \
You need the readings in hours from the tach--as well as miles from the
odometer-for DA Forms 2408-1, 2408-2, 2408-3 and 2408-10.
Some wheeled vehicles don't get readings in hours, but these 10-ton bruisers
do-but definitely. For a quick clue on why you need the hours, take a look at
the vehicles' ESC's. See items 16, 17 and 18 for the cargo truck in TM 9-2320-
206-ESC/1 (Jun 64) and items 17, 18 and 19 for the truck tractor in TM 9-
2320-206-ESC/2 (Jun 64).
To make some of the ESC checks, you may need a look, too, at the vehicle's
DA Form 2408-6, 2408-8 or 2408-10---especially if the engine or maybe the
transmission and transfer have been replaced.
a. NexT PeloDIOC sEnvoCE DUE (Da)
II \\\ I
A good ground is a must for safe
generator operation. To be sure it'll do
the job, here's what you need: Rod,
ground, 9-ft long, 5/8-in diameter, FSN
5975-642-8937, and Clamp, electrical,
FSN 5975-243-5861, and Wire, elec-
trical: No. 6, AWG, 10-ft, FSN 6145-
189-6695. Without this ground rod your
generator hook-up isn't complete.
Are your equipment periodic mainte-
nance services scheduled right on DD
Form 314? If not, a quick check in DA
Cir 750-3 (12 Jun 64) may help to get
'em back in line. The circular lists the
latest publication changes which cover
periodic maintenance services.
yfour o 4a at awt r
Lest ye get your DA Form 17 back
marked "CI" (item cannot be identified)
when you're trying to order more copies
of DA Pamphlet 750-38, "Improved
Army Equipment Records Procedures"
(25 Aug 64) better cite U.S. Army AG
Publications Center (Baltimore) Bulletin
42 (26 Oct 64).
Platinum Plug 7Ti
Be sure you aircraft quys never toss
out any old platinum tipped spark plugs
or magneto breaker points. You'll turn
them in to your support who'll see they
get reported to GSA, just like DA Cir-
cular 755-5 (18 Dec 64) says.
qVease4e fef4r0 ceweft
Having trouble tracking down a re-
placement for the TDH-39 headset used
with the AN/TSW-2 battery control
central? Relax. The TDH-39's been re-
placed by the H-144A/U, FSN 5965-
682-2769, which is listed on page 3 of
TM 9-1430-501-12P/1 (15 Jun 64).
Vie tde Right *uae
Now hold on one minute there, Sonny.
Don't go slippin' a ringer in on those
1-1/4-amp power pack and jack field
fuses of your SB-86/P switchboard.
Some Joes have been known to substi-
tute as hot as a 5-amp fuse, and the
extra juice those jobs let through might
just kinda burn up the switchboard. If
you don't have a 1-1/4-amp job, do
your best to get one. They're in TM 11-
5805-304-20P (Jul 63) under FSN 5920-
284-9457 and 5920-284-9454.
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