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GEORCE, I SOMETIMES GET
THE FEELINg- THAT OUR OUTFIT
AIN'T BEEN KEEPING UP
WITH THE MWD@ ON
lou can help one of the
Armr'n b. Pso"l one If the
Arm', biggest problem,.
That', right if you're main.
tenance or supply. ..ou ain.
a big help. pl man. Yo can be
Reparable part: taken off eq
men and eq uiprn
anequpment needing re
by higher level .... Pair
ht hignher orna lennce units get
left in he corner of he shop or tent
or on the shelf at our uni
The your unit.
Ihey ton' do ans-bods
Tihting there' do anybody any good
up your work area.he only Cluer
When you don't put them into the
maintenance channel, to the
fixed so thec gel them
channels r ead put in the supply
bog down he r ue again, you
bog d the %hole supply and main.
enance 6 ale ppl and main.
enance ds)tem. You might be the
guy who needs, that engine, gra.
tor or carburetor t engine genera.
week. omonow or next
So, o've got ome item in Your
ara needino repair, get rid of it.
Turn i over to your direct ,upp
uniL If they Can fio itf Aupport
have it ready o they will and
have iutfi for you or the next
otfit o ue. I they can', they'll
move it on to a general 'uppor Unit
or to a depot where it ill bP unit
and put back in uppl e repaired
t e thai reparable item along-
fast -o the outfit that can fix it
You'l be helping y a MIX.
THE PIMniffiE IMAUIU BE MONTHLY
issue No. 171 1967 Berles
IN THIS ISSUE
GROUND MOBILITY 2-15
U1 2.3.4 W.Ton Truck 10
MG0 23.4 TM 3J00 11
MM 4 Bumer Irb II
Mil4 4,I7 2VA-onTruck 11.12
MIB.MD109P 4 MIU Iruller 12
M107.M110,1S78 5 M .32 Traller 13
M151AIC M MIAll Irailer 11
Baf so M 2 Wrecker 13
,5-T lfi k 10.11 M15A20VM 14-15
W13S 5 l Coatpel Ligh 55
T53, T55 Ekighi AN t" BlAllN"
0.1 5I UHIA 0I
Timing Lig 55 Tellpe Lupp rt 5
GENERAL AND SUPPORT
Mwo a 34 8 C oo r lTo III
Ke, WOI 411 MLIWMs 1
41 MISCarrien V-13J
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10, 112. IX13.14.15,
lag at' Side t plebI at War pahlc
-- DtrrrrlN1iUT.tbs nosimuc wit re.
qakeuuots ~ a SMtiadonD Frp124
So dirt and water sneak into the left and right brake control lever shields and
make a glop that glugs around inside the shields.
BRAKE BOOT GASKET
NEEDLE APPLY B (BELOWS)
The glop rusts the needle bearings and makes the brake apply-arms hard to
S work. It also rusts the quick disconnects and tube assemblies. In freezing weather
the glop freezes hard as concrete and you have to pull the pack and chip it out
before you can use your brakes.
L -.. There must be an easier way.
Have the pack pulled and the shields
taken off and deglopped. Your me-
chanic will also clean and lubricate
the needle bearings in the brake-apply
arms. If they're too far gone he'll be
happy to put in new ones. They are
FSN 3110-120-3085, Item 7 on page
2-167 of TM 9-2350-215-20P (Jan 65),
and Item 13 on page 2-305 of TM 9-
2350-224-25P (Jan 66).
If the rubber protector or cover
gasket is damaged or missing, the me-
chanic will replace it.
INSTALL GASKET SO
AS TO KEEP GLOP OUT
AIL \ .
SHave the protector checked every Q
service. Also, look it over when you
make your after-fording check of the
brake linkage like it says in your vehi-
cle -10 TM. If there is no glop inside
it you won't have to have the pack
,A&^. "I AVALI I" L %N I
pulled and the brake control lever
shields cleaned out.
Mud and water can build up in the
engine compartment if the drain valves
don't work right. Naturally, this in-
creases the chance that some glop will
work through the rubber protector
(boot or bellows) and on into the
Your smiling company mechanic will
be glad to check the drain valves every
Q service and make sure they're work-
Once you know they're OK, use 'em.
Before you drive the tank make it a
habit to close both drain valves and
when you stop at the end of the day,
open 'em up.
Follow this anti-glop program and
you can put a permanent freeze on your
frozen brake problems.
*&. -l,<)le^.l..te\. ..1&1U.L\~ ,
TANKERS, GET YOUR SNUBBERS!
ARE OLu KIrPIN'!
THAT AIN'T NO
What your tank needs is friction The snubber, listed in your supply
snubbers, not hydraulic shock manuals as Shock Absorber direct ac-
absorbers. tion, FSN 2540-690-2756 (8382077) is
So if the Supply types try to slip you the only one you should have on any
tankers a hydraulic job. snub 'em until of the M48-series tanks (including the
they come up with a snubber. M48A3), M60 and M60A1 tanks, M88
VTR and M728 CEV.
The item in Fed Cat 2540-IL-A (Apr
66) listing an alternate part number
is being corrected. The only number is
When you order your padlock set for your M60 tank
(TM 9-2350-215-10(Feb 65), page B-14), ask for FSN 5340-
682-1505 if you can't get the old one, FSN 5340-682-1504.
This new padlock's available at the Defense Industrial Sup-
ply Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
LOG BOOK NUMBERS
The data plate serial number is the one you use for
your log books and other records. The number stamped
on various parts of the hull is just so you can get the
part back on the right vehicle if it is ever taken off.
This goes for the M114 Scout vehicles, the M108 and
VEHICLE DATA M109 SP howitzers and for all vehicles that have a
PLATE number stamped on the hull that's different from the
number stamped on the data plate.
WOOD SPACERS HELP HANDLES
Handles are handy when you want to hang on to batteries by hand. But
they're in the way when they hang up like on the tiedown channels in
some combat vehicles.
Seems the latest issue 6TN-type batteries no longer have handles that can
drop flush with the battery top. The handles stick up just far enough to be a
problem for the battery tiedown channels in your M107 SP 175-MM gun,M110
SP 8-in howitzer and M578 light recovery vehicle.
An easy way to handle the interference situation is to make up wooden spacers
to fit under each channel. Then glue a rubber strip to the bottom of each spacer
to cushion the battery top.
Cutting a 7/16-in slot in one end of each channel will also make it easier
to put the hold-down cap screws in place. Adding the spacer will mean hunting
up longer cap screws .. about 3/-24UNF will do. You might try the country
store for 'em.
Now that we're on the supply side, the rubber strip you need for cushioning
material is listed under FSN 9320-819-8964 on page 4.42 of Fed Cat C9300-
IL-A (Oct 65). Glue it on with the adhesive, rubber, type III, MIL-A-5092, listed
in Fed Cat C8000-IL-A (Jan 66) on page 81. FSN 8040-262-9011 for a pint and
8040-515-2250 for a quart.
CUT 7/16" SLOT-
SPA CER9 1
1" WIDE X 1/2" THICK
M114 I MI14AI TENS NER r ICS '
So you've just had the new accessory belt tensioner (10954321) installed on /
the Ml14/MI4AI carriers .
Bully for you! Only thing, this is no I&F item.
If you I&F it (install and forget) you may wind up in a bind with a bind- --
ing belt tensioner.
If the tensioner binds it can throw the belts just like the old tensioner did. TENSION RIGHT
This could be a little bit fatal in case your vehicle has not been modified with To make sure you have the spring tension right and no slack in the belt set,
the direct drive pump kit, MWO 9-2320-224-30/8. measure the distance from the plunger rod pin to the bracket. With a new belt
The tensioner binds because it gets full of dirt. If you can't con a mechanic this distance should be about 2 inches.
into keeping you out of a "bind" it's a cinch do-it-yourselfer. If the distance is less than W inch and the adjusting nut is bottomed out,
t -it's time for new belts depending on wear of pulley groove.
Just ad the am and adjusting nuts down Pull out the two cotter and devis pins nd If you still have trouble adjusting the belt tension like the plunger rod
Smove the tensioner for denning. won't move when you tighten the adjusting nut, or the rod won't stick out beyond
Sthe bracket tap the top of the bracket softly with a hammer and the rod may
Still no luck? If tapping on the bracket won't get the plunger rod moving
have DSU take the tensioner apart and remove the nicks or scratches from the
plunger rod or bushing, or whatever else they need to do to make the rod work
like it's supposed to.
--- If plunger rod is bent, they'll replace the entire assembly since repair parts
are not items of issue.
Without taking it apart, swish the ensioner around in dry cleaning solvent The tensioner assembly is a little goody not in your -25P TM yet but you
or mineral spirits paint thinner, then dry it and put it back in the vehicle, can order it anyway as FSN 2930-789-0421 (10954321).
OK..DK Z0, I'LL FACE
All mechanics were taught that the arrow stamped on the tensioner bracket
must always face toward the spring. This is still true.
In an emergency, tho, you're allowed to put the bracket in so the arrow faces
away from the spring.
SYou'd only want to do this when the belts are so badly stretched you can't
get tension on them in the regular way.
SRemember, this is only for emergency use when you don't have new belts
and you have to keep going with an over-stretched set. As soon as you can get
S new belts the bracket has gotta be put back the right way with the arrow facing
toward the spring.
of this w
you a hi
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR... MISIAIC WEAPONS CARRIER
le with care. That's the word
ou step into your M151A1C
don't have to get your head
ff to learn special respect for
MM recoilless rifle part of this
So learn the easy way how to
the converted M151A1 4-ton
iract a r~p th~~~r
at loaded, your M151A1C tips
s at about 4,500 pounds. A lot
eight is packed topside, giving
gher center of gravity than the
M151A1, so your top speed is
[- like the color-coded speed-
s, anything over 20 MPH calls
for extreme caution and plenty of driver
savvy to operate this weapons carrier
Even more caution is called for when
operating the vehicle without the
weapon aboard, because the front end's
thrown out of kilter. You can move
the bare vehicle around at low speed
OK, but be mighty careful in taking
sharp turns. Keep in mind this car-
rier is not a utility truck.
PUBS 'N' PARTS
All the pubs you need for the
M151A1C are the same ones listed in
DA Pam 310-4 for the M151 4-ton
truck and the M40A1 reckless rifle
(with M8C .50cal spottng rifle and
M79 mounil. There's no ESC for the
weapon set. but TM 9.1015-221-ESC ~
is due about March 196" The M1151- .
A1C carrier uses TM 9.2328-218-ESC.
Spring hel l Altho (h I (Mar 65) to the
overload, rear 0P i r rt, re ar
pi Nor suspension, FSN 2530 792 ""
suspension, FSN / .. -
2510 973-2505 8639 this items for direct sup -
port not organzoationol main OTHER EQUIPMENT LICENSE STAMP NEEDED
Itenanu If you'ree assigned to hockey an
-'~ Y^ our vehicle's BIlL is the same as for I '
1151AIC weapons carrier, lour
,aefcn t the M151, but here're some updated o s license ( 6) mut be
operator's license (SF46) must be
FSNo Scr wdr ver M 9 stam ped to show that vehicle "han-
SScrewdriver, FSN 5120222885 ling orientation has been accom-
Axe, single bit, w/handle, FSN plised."
se t 5110-293-2336
s e Extinguisher, fire, freon, CFBR, that's the word that was passed
wepn 3'-lb, w/bracket and hardware, FSN in Para 29, Chap 3. TB '50-933-
Boll, eye. w/hook. 4210-555-8837 I / It Jan 66).
INut. Mexqon, Like the TB sav s, "special care
Nut, Heraglon FSN 5306 652 5554 Shovel, hand, round point, FSN ke the TB says, special care
FSN 3105790620-293-3336 must be exercised" in operation of
Lock wosher this M 15 1iA i .-ton [ruck carrn'ing
LNock washr The BILL for the weapon is the same this MI5Il l. .-on ruck car-ring
F^5310.^595.723^ as given in Ch 2 (Oct 65) to TM 9-1000 a 06-M rifle ammo and -man
NEVER ON (HYDRAULIC) BRAKE LINES
Copper tubing is not what you want in your tactical
vehicle braking systems. It may be OK for some of the
f l air lines, but it won't hold up under the heavy pressure
,i "- of hydraulic fuid. You're better off with the steel tubing
listed in Federal Supply Catalog C4710-IL-A (Aug 66).
The table starting on page 4-43gives you a choiceof FSN's
and sizes under the heading: Tube, steel, welded, double
IT REALL) wall brazed, stress relieved, cold finished. Try some.
WHAT'S IT MEAN?
Some 5-ton truck jockies and mechanics have been curious about the mean-
ing of ENDT-673 the Mack engine in the G744-series diesel job. Here's the
dope: EN for engine, D for diesel, T for turbocharger, 67 for 672 cu-in displace-
ment and 3 for military. Now you can sleep sound.
[ ,672 (MRIN
KIT THAT SHAFT
TOLILES5 IN ', CIL
KIT FPATS U-TOINT FIRNT
N REAR 4A\LE PROP SH.Fr
joint, front and rear axle prop shaft, FSN 2520-656-3629, may be all you
GASP 'N' SMILE, t N. A%
SMILE, 51ILE PhIER IF
HE'S TRYINr Tc
Since you can kit repair your G741-series 3 -ton truck prop shafts, no point
in asking for a whole shaft assembly when you need repair work. Parts kit, U-
joint, front and rear axle prop shaft, FSN 2520-656-3629, may be all you
need. Don't ask for the one listed on page 49 of TM 9-2320-212-20P (Feb 60)
because it has the superseded FSN 2520-495-2266. Another point .. the kit
only costs $5.26 whereas the shaft assembly runs as much as $30.84 ... be-
sides being in short supply.
BANISH BUMPER BANGS
Tired of nicks in your vehicle
bumpers where the front towing and
lifting shackles wham back and forth?
Here's a way to cancel the chipping -
Wrap the part of each shackle ring
that hits the bumper with some OD
adhesive tape. If you don't have tape
and you're artistic, a neat whip of nylon
or cotton cord does the trick.
TO EACH ITS OWN
SEE YOUR POST
No one ever confuses military with commercial design wheeled vehicles.
That's because you can see they're alike as cumquats and bananas. But when it
comes to what kind of maintenance to pull on a tactical vehicle when assigned
as an administrative vehicle, your eyes start getting watery.
Well, not any more. Now-at last-you can go to para 44b in the new TM
38-600 (May 66) Admin Use Vehicle Management, and be told to follow the
maintenance procedures in each tactical vehicle's own manual regardless of how
it's used or assigned.
HOOD BUMPER RIVETS
You can get rivers thru your support for installing rubber bumpers on the
top hood panel of your G742-series 21-ton or G744-series 5-ron truck. The
river, FSN 5320-011-0076, is in the very latest TM 9-2320-209-35P and TM
9-2320-211-35P. It's used with Bumper, Rubber: hood top panel, FSN 5340-321-
6397, listed in TM 9-2320-209-20P (Jan 65) and TM 9-2320-211-20P (Mar 63).
Our MI46 6-ton shop van trailer had a nasty habit of losing its mud flaps
until we tried this field x.HANG
We threaded the long end of each mud flap rod about 3 inches back. Then
we used a double nut substitute for that thin little Ve-in cotter pin to hold the
rod in place. Flop movement never budges the nuts, and we never need to
replace mud flops any more.
South Dakota National Guard
(Ed Note: Sounds like a sure grip tip, all right. Another way is to stick a flat
steel washer, FSN 5310-809-4061, between the cotter pin, FSN 5315-058-
3878, and flap rod bracket. Gives the cotter pin a bearing surface. Anybody
without flaps can replace 'em with FSN 2540-860-0575.)
Looking for the safety strap for our 2k,2-ton G749-series cargo trucks?
Our strap, webbion shop van trailer had a nasty habit of losing its mud flaps that's
until we tried this field fix.
We threaded the long end of each mud flap rod about 3 inches back. Then
we used a double nut substitute for that thin littleand G744-sin cotter pin o hold therucks.
rod in place. Flap movement never budges the nuts, and we never need to
Justreplace mud flaps any more. meant for owing. I'll break.
South Dakota National Guard
(Ed Note: Sounds like a sure grip tip, all right. Another way is to stick a flat
steel washer, FSN 5310-809-4061, between the cotter pin, FSN 5315-058-
3878, and flap rod bracket. Gives the cotter pin a bearing surface. Anybody
without flaps can replace 'ema with FSN 2540-860-0575.)
Looking for the safety strap for .our 21,-ton G749-series cargo trucks?
Ask for strap, webbing, safety, FSN 42'i0-350-9056. It's the same strap that's
listed in the -20P for the G742 2-.ton and G744-series 5-ton cargo trucks.
Just remember the strap's nor meant for towing. It'll break.
M332 TRAILER CABLE
If the intervehicular cable on your -*- 0
M332 1V2-ton ammo trailer has come 1 0
to grief, you can get a new one under PART NO. 7055100
FSN 2590-777-3068, and its supply
source is Army Tank-Automotive Cen-
ter. It's listed in Fed Cat C2590-IL-A GET NEW
(Jul 66). You'll find it too in TM 9- CABLE
2330-231-14P (Aug 62) but only under IF YOU
Part No. 7055100. NEE
If you're coming up empty-handed when you order Paulin, FSN 2540-446-
3163 for your M332, IV2-ton ammo trailer, try a substitute. Ask for Paulin
FSN 2540-655-4205 ... it's slightly shorter, but it'll work ... and it's available
for immediate issue.
ANOTHER M172AI NUMBER
If you're confused about the FSN's
for the wheel hub inner and outer
bearings on your M172A1 25-ton low-
bed semi, read some more. TM 9-2330-
211-24P (Jan 62) shows FSN 3110-
100-0683, which is fine for the inner
bearing. But the number you really
want for the outer bearing is FSNI P/
3110-100-0663 ... which equals P/N 00 ^ J66
705167. Ii's listed in Fed Cat C3110- \
ML-A (Jun 66).
M543A2 THROTTLE CABLE
There's no substitute when you need a new rear throttle cable for your
M543A2 5-ton wrecker. Have your supply people get it from ATAC under
GOT A DRAGON WAGON?
Outfits that have the M15A2 50-ton semitrailer can now up-date their on-
vehicle materiel (OVM).
Since the trailer was converted into the M15A2 from the MI5AI, it no longer
needs all the items listed in the OVM section of Ord 7 SNL G160 (Aug 52).
The SNL, by the way, is still the parts manual for the M15A2 semitrailer. \
And TM 9-767 (Feb 44) is still the A2's basic maintenance manual.
Here's the %as the OVMN sacks up-
Item Quan. Stock No. Item Quan. Stock No. It
'I~ ~~rn &___ Hoist_____________ 2540____770___2124__
Beam ~ ~ 1I507021
Column ~ ~ 1I507021
B tlockl s J wr rope 4 3940223382
Caltwn 1 J 1/8[-in
Shock e, towing,
front & rear 6 2540-615-9816
Stake 18 2540-736-7726
offset handle 1 5120-474-9264
1 5,! .. S *'I Il[
- ---- ,,--. -
Tire 1 4.0 2 1 21027-81
So one day in Vietnam a couple guys tried our this idea, see. The jury-rigged
some 2.75-in rockets to the M6 (quad 7.62-MM machine gun) subsystem. Good
old Huey UH-1B put the Numbah One zap on Charlie that da\.
Bye and bye this jury rig got to be official through M\1'O 9-1005-2.-1-30/4
(Oct 65) and today you have the XM16 subsystem.
--4-_ I XN.
Most of the stuff you know about the M3 and the M6 is still good (including
a lot of what was in PS 154 and PS 156). But not all of it. F'rinstance, the XM16
totes a couple different types of launchers, has a beefed-up cartridge drive, an
intervalometer and a few other refinements that make it tougher than its
This article aims to spotlight some of the potential trouble spots and to offer
tips that'll help you MOS 45J20's and crew chiefs-and yeah, pilots, too,-to
keep your battle-born baby lethal.
ELECTRICAL CABLES -Not plugged in
and tightened; bent pins in the con-
nector, frayed or cut or badly-worn
wiring, especially near the connections.
HYDRAULIC LINES-Oil leaks from
loose connections or cut hoses.
And keep your hydraulic stuff clean.
Use those rubber dust plugs every time.
If dirt gets into these hydraulic lines,
it could foul up the chopper as well as
the armament system.
You'll have either the cylinder-type reusable but non-repairable XM157 or
the cluster-type reusable and repairable XM158. They're light, easy to hurt, so
be warned. When you inspect 'em, examine each of the 7 tubes in each launcher
the same way-with extreme care. r
>M I57 LAUNCHER--Dirty, bent or
cracked center contacts; corrosion and
rocket residue in the tubes, especially
in the rear half; dents in the cylinder
that also dent the tubes; bent or loose
suspension lugs; missing or beat-up
front and rear receptacle covers.
XM158 LAUNCHER- Loose (should be
hand tight) or damaged suspension lugs;
cracks in the hard point and segments;
missing, loose or damaged nuts, bolts,
pin; torn modification straps; tubes
dirty; firing-arm connections loose;
busted lock wiring; igniter head dirty.
If any part of the XM157 launcher's badly hurt, the whole thing's got to be
You'll find the dope on replacing damaged tubes and other parts of the
XM158, together with a list of repair parts, in Change 1 to TM 9-1090-201-12.
TIPS on CLEANING and LUBING
SIMPLE.- FIRE (LEAN
TODAY TODAY .
DON'T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW.
SFOR (LEANING INSIDE TUBES
Let the Lube Chart in Change 1 to your
TM tell you about outside cleaning.
don't hurt the contacts ... push all ihe
way through to the contacts, then rotarc
your brush and pull it out again.
To lube or not to lube-and how much lube?
Big questions around the launcher and rack assembly. Huey really blows up a
dust storm with that rotor and dust and grit make a mighty tough abrasive
when mixed with oil. So-o-o-o, after you clean all parts like prescribed in the foot-
notes of your Lube Chart, here're some thumbnail rules on lubing or not lubing:
Put a dab of LAW (lubricating oil, weapon, FSN 9150-292-9689, 1-qt can)
on a clean rag and then just wipe the parts off.
Keep this same thought in mind when you're cleaning and lubing your machine
gun and other components with reciprocating parts. Too much oil invites trouble.
Incidentally, you never touch the inside of the bomb rack. Especially, don't let
anybody try to soak it in cleaning solvent. Too many electrical parts in there!
Hairy situations multiply like rabbits
if the pilot ever has to drop his load and "HnOrL
the launchers refuse to go. Now, it's 1,
true the innards of the MA-4A bomb -O'I
rack are off limits to esen bods bclow
the direct support Ickel, get your DSLi's
to clean and repair 'em -once a week's
not too often. Here're a couple other-
ways you can make for certain the jetti- "
son system's OK and will work.
r Inspect and test (manually and elec-
S rically) before every mission.
J' Eye-check for cables that're frayed,
!'3 need lube, or are too loose or too right
( 2-in slack needed on each side of the
ship); bent pulleys, loose or bent brack-
es (tell the guys to keep their feet off
Check roabls and re Eyeball front and ea
:rase mrechanims under hooks from underneath
fronl rack fairing
MANUAL JETTISON TEST Two-man check: One holds front end while second holds rear
end and tugs ato he cable.
ELECTRICAL TEST -Five-man check: Two on each launcher, one in the cabin to turn the
JETTISON switch on. Both launchers should release immediately and at the same time.
Your XM16 subsystem tosses the same 2.75-in FFAR's used by the XM3 ..
and the rules for using them are about the same.
ROCKETS- Make sure they're modified (scarffed) no other kind will do; check
'em for dirt, grease, wetness; see if the lockwire tab's missing or there's a gap
between the rocket motor and the warhead after it's been tightened.
Watch out if you get one of those rocket motors TOSS AWAY
with a rubber ring under the lip of the warhead SHIM AND
shipping support and a fiber shim between the RING
warhead shipping support and the warhead closure.
Throw this ring and shim away before you thread
the warhead to the motor-else, they may swell up
and cause the warhead to work loose in flight.
When you're tightening the warhead to the motor tube, use 2 strap wrenches
(FSN 5120-242-3249). Fit the first within 21/2 inches of the motor tube and the
second around the warhead. Then tighten the head as much as you can without
causing the head closure to turn or to force the visible lockwire in or out of the
elongated hole in the motor tube lockwire groove. Of course, if the wire moves
within the elongated hole, that's normal.
S/ MAKE CERIAIN IHAI MOTOR IUBE
." STEPPED END OF /
MOIOR TUBE SLOT .[HOOF ENDOF
But be real careful you don't force the lockwire tab down into the motor lock-
wire groove or out of the elongated hole. The enlarged tab traveling through
the groove would bulge the motor tube and make it unsafe to fire.
Never end the job without double-checking to see that there's no gap meaning you can't
seat the warhead on the motor tube within a full turn or that the lockwire tab's out of the
elongated hole. Either one automatically makes the rocket NG.
I MORE V
SHURRY! Incidentally, in a combat situation,
BUT BE some guys save time tightening the
S CAREFUL/ warhead to the tube by hand- loosen-
V_ ing the warhead half a turn, then
snapping the motor tight. This is OK
in a real emergency, but, even then,
doublecheck for tightness, gap and dis-
placed lockwire tab. Doesn't pay to
hurry up--and then blow up!
fiRST, THINGS fRST
The XM157 and XM158 launchers require different loading and unload-
ing procedures, but the steps you take before you get to the loading and un-
loading stage are exactly alike for both launchers and, for every guy's
sake, never miss out on doing 'em.
Both Launchers -
1 2. Make sure all eletri [I
col cables on the sub.
system are connect
ed right except the
L (breakaway). .-
3. Check for stray voltage, using the 2.5-VDC
range of your multimeter. Connect one R
lead to the aircraft structure and the other
lead to the center firing terminal on each
tube in turn. If you get any reading at all
at the tube, don't load the rockets. Get
Support to replace the rack firing stepper
switch assembly on the double.
S 4. Be sure all radio transmitters are turned off before you load or
Both Launchers a
1. Set the Rockets/Guns switches on the
intervalometer to GUNS and the Rockets
Pairs Selector switch to "0".
4A 0 '
4. Open the system drmai breaker
2. Make sure the dot on
the rock firing slepper
switch is at RESET.
3. Move the OFF.SAFE-
ARMED switch on the
control panel to OfF.
5. Buttery switch OFF, disconnect the external
power source, if i's conceded.
6. Disconned electrical connectors from the I
launcher. This is insurao
Loading the XM157
2, enmove the shorting up -
1. Touch the shorting cap to the and put it aside for later e.
bare metal of the launcher Careful, though, i's alumi-
to drain off any static elec- num... bends easy.
You load the XM158 just like you load the 24-tube XM3-that is, from the
rear, like so:
1. Swing the niler head / 2. Removt the shorting 3. Push the rocket in all
asrmbly clear ol ihi cap the way till you hear
breech and insert he the first click.
raoketL in th ube t ab Ind
push forward ill thI CLICK
forward edge ol Ihe
sbhring cap touchL
. Heads-up Tip: Never forget, whenever you're loading or unloading your launcher, make sure
the launcher's facing away from other aircraft, work areas, ammo dumps, and such-like ..
and make sure nobody's standing in front of or behind it.
S You've got to be mighty careful handling these rockets... or you might bust
the propellant in the rocket motor. This could cause erratic flight and rocket
break-up as well as other damage.
ODDS 'N' ENDS
Supply Tip: Take it from the guys over there-- a 2-bit item is worth a fortune
if you need it and don't have it. So, play it smart, don't take a chance on running
out of repair parts. Keep up to snuff on everything your organizational pubs
authorize and keep 'em safe till you need 'em.
JLL~iC1 -- C-
TM 9-1005-243-12 (Oct 63) w/4 changes is still the bible for your quad ma-
chine gun no big change here from the M6 subsystem.
MOUNT ASSEMBLY -Frayed, loose,
leaking hydraulic hoses and connec.
tions; loose, frayed electrical wiring and
Incidentally, be sure you read and
heed para 40b (I) (g) in Change I to
your M6 pub. The hydraulic motor
AMMO CHUTES Eyeball 'em for stones and
sticks and stuff; wrong number of links
(pages 6-7 of your M6's TM tells you how
many links are needed from the cartridge
drives to the gun. From the ammo box to
the cartridge drives on the XM16 you need
93 upper LH, 89 lower LH, 85 upper RH and
81 lower RH).
Speaking of chuting-which way
should the open side face, up or down?
Your pubs show both of the front
filter element inside the mount must be
removed, inspected and cleaned during
every Periodic (100 hours of aircraft
operation). Clean it good with brush
and drycleaning solvent, then let it air
dry-never use compressed air. If the
filter element or the preformed packing
is shot, replace it.
chutes with the open side up and both
of the rear chutes with the open side
You'd be smart to keep yours this
But some outfits face the rear chutes
up-especially the one running from
the drive motor to the lower gun. They
say it's easier this way to see and con-
trol the rounds after they pass the drive
But they also use this system only
when operating in treeless, barren,
sandy country. An up-facing chute like
this is likely to catch sticks and stuff if
you use it in brushy, rice-paddy country.
CARTRIDGE DRIVE -Chipped or badly
worn sprocket teeth; bent or badly worn
covers or missing pins; busted or open
SOLENOID-Bent pins in the male plug and
loose connections to the control plug.
The solenoid ca-
ble should be the
last thing you put
on when the gun's
mounted, and the
first thing to come
off when the gun's
Never fool around with any of these
arts. If they don't cut the mustard,
place 'em. Every one of 'em's critical
your weapon's feed system and
he mission. F'rinstance, if the cover
'on't hold the ammo tight against the
,rocket, the gun feeding could stop or
'd skip feed. Then the sprocket won't
ull and you may end up with a bad
MAGAZINE BRACKET ASSEMBLY-Miss-
ing springs or pins; busted ears.
Inside the SHIP
0 s s
AMMO BOXES Dents that'd keep the
ammo from feeding right; loose or miss-
Ile am mo
ing screws in box trays; tiedown straps
too loose or too tight causing the ammo
Ing I ]i
to bind in the box by pulling the sides
of the box together.
The insides of these boxes art coated
with a dry lubricant to help the ammo
slide easier. This stuff won't stand up
against crease and oil. so watch it with
at lube. Of course, if the dry lubricant
ears off, Support can respray and re-
ke it on for you.
*I m*W!!m ja N= NO5
B IC S -a b h of em. fr a c s li
XM16 -an yo' .etrhv3 ad. s)'mal ees ?yusol ae
Very, very important!
Doublecheck the Part Number on
your intervalometer-is it 11010500
If it's 11010500-which comes with
XM16 mod kits 1 thru 210-watch
out! Never use the 40-MM mode as a
"safe" position. It's far from safe!
Why? 'Cause if the switch is pushed
forward to the 40-Mode and somebody
presses the trigger on the cyclic stick,
the rockets will go off-just like when
the switch is pushed up or down to 2.75
COVER 40 WITH
RED TAPE UNTIL
MWO IS APPLIED.
On the other hand, if your inter-
valometer's Part Number is 11699559
(which comes with XM16 mod kits 211
and up), no problem. These have a dif-
ferent switch which will prevent rocket
firing in the 40 Mode.
XM60 PILOT'S SIGHT- That beam splitter (FSN 1270-912-4232 ... 1054-
Dirty, scratched, or cracked 1607) is a sitting duck for guys who're not careful
beam splitter, burned out getting in and out of the chopper. Warn 'er to watch
lamps and damaged wiring, it. This glass is hard to get sometime. Use a chamois
cloth or lens tissue to keep it clean and beware of
leaving fingerprints on it.
Here's hot news: MWO 9-1270-205-30/1 (Jun 66)
provides a new beamsplitter and shield for your XM60
sight to eliminate beamsplitter breakage. Get Support
on the ball. The kits are available.
When iou check the lamp, make sure both filaments
are good. The second filament is sort of back-up sup-
port in case the first one conks out on a mission. Keep
a supph of lamps on hand, too. They come under FSN
GUNNER'S SIGHTING STATION-Dirty
glass and shade; looseness or damage
in the sight and grip assembly.
_ AR7 E
LAST TIME YOU
MWO ON TMAT
GOT TIME '/ THE
OLP M AN PION'T
PUSH, 50 WHq Y,
;7 SWEAT IT'?
GOT A STAKE
DONE PRONDTO! 'r *
WELL, JUST O-R-p-E-R
WHY PO YOU ? ?
THINK THEY I THOUGHT
ORPER IT WAS A
FNOT ENTIRELY... THE REASON
FOR AN MWO IN THE FIRST
PLACE IS TO ASSURE THE
SAFETYOF THE OPERATORS
) .. TO IMPROVE COMBAT
PREVENT DAMAGE TO
THE EQUIPMENT... NOTTO
MENTION KEEPING IT UP TO
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN OTHER
EQUIPMENT IT'S GOTTA WORK
SMAN, THESE ARE ORDERS
S... LEMME REAP YOU FROM
AR 750-5S.. SAYS HERE,
Army modification work
Orders... are Department of
the Army directives and
their application is... GET
FIRST OF ALL... KEEP IN MIN
MWO'S ARE FOR EVERYBOPY
|f WANT UP-TO-PATE
EQUIPMENT TO OPERATE.
WAN AAN OUTFIT
THAT'S FULLY OPERATING
.. NO PEADLINERS. I
THERE'S NO TIME TO WASTE...
IF THERE'S AN URGENT MWO
THE EQUIPMENT'S INOPERABLE 50
YOU'VE 60TTA APPLY IT
MWO5 GIVE YOU 6 MONTHS
T0 DO IT.
I PO y
WHEN YOU SPOT ONE, TELL'
YOUR PLATOON SERGEANT./...
HE'LL HAVE NO TROUBLE GETTING
YOU THE NECESSARY KITS
THROUGH YOUR SUPPLY
WELL, SINCE YOU'VE GOT TO
LIVE WITH THE EQUIPMENT-
YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP ALERT,..
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN,COMPARE
YOUR STUFF WITH THE LATEST
MOPELS... AND FOR CLUES TO THE
LATEST MWOS WATCH FOR THE
WEEKLY UST OF NEW PUBS SENT
OUT BY ST. LOUIS,AS WELL AS
VA PAM 310-4.
Improvements Qo On All The Time I!
So Your Qear Must Keep Up-Stay In Line!
Apply Your MWO'S
Keep Up On Your Toes
They're ORDERS To Keep You Just Prime!!
IF YOU WANT TO DISPLAY THIS CENTERPIECE ON YOUR BULLETIN BOARD, OPEN STAPLES, LIFT IT OUT AND PIN IT UP.
rHAWW!WHEN DO WELL I'LL BET YOUR MAINTENANCE
I GET TO OPEN SERGEANT GETS TO SEE IT... OR HE SHOULD!
THE MAIL? ..OR,AT LEAST HE MAKES SURE THAT
MWO'S COMING IN 60 TO
IF SUPPORT 15 TO PO THE MWO, THEN
YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE A PA FORM
2407 WORK REQUEST IS MADE OUT
FOR THEM BY YOUR MAINTENANCE
F MAN, 50 1 SO TELL
PON'T YOU ? HIM, KIP!
ER... CONNIE, CAN'T
I TALK WITH YOU
IN PRIVATE... ,
SINCE YOU WANT TO START
OFF RIGHT...TRY THIS -
FIRST, YOU OR YOUR NCO'S
SHOULD MAKE MONTHLY
CHECKS OF EACH ENP ITEM'S
2408-5... YOU'LL SOON LEARN
WHAT MWO'S HAVE BEEN
LISTED AS PUE BUT NOT
... I JUST TOOK I'LL BET
OVER TMIS OUTFIT ANP HE LET THE I
I DISCOVER THAT THE \ COMPLETED
PREVIOUS CO WAS A MODIFICATIONS
HOT SHOT ON APPLYING 60 UNREPORTED!
MWO's5 UT WAS sorA
INDIFFERENT TO THE
R^ ^F Tms OU FT N
MAN, PO YOU HAVE
AN MWO PROBLEM
- MODIFIED OR MORTIFIED?... M 'U
N J, 0
'/rRiRT OF ALL
% WHEN you're E
r'EALINi WITrl MWO'5
THE wORP IS... "GET
'EM WHILE THEY'RE
HOT'.. AND GET
PEAPLINE 'YOUR EQUIPMENT--
ANP THERE'S A CUT-OFF PATE
FOR APPLYING MC5T OF THE
NORMA L MWO S.
AR 'O0-5 sets up the current plioi
on M\\O's And TNM 38-"'0 I an 641
and its Change 2 118 Ma) 6(5 I la dow n
the rules on recording and reporting
f\\ O's on .quipmen( records.
So, Ic's line up the laeist on MNT'O -
rccurds and repo)rs.
DA FORM l24.09. I APP. 6 I
This applies to current MW\O's listed in.DA Pam 310-4
and new MWO's as they arrive.
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO HANDLE RESCINDED MWO'S."
S1. A rescinded MWO is deod. There's no requirement to record, apply or
report on o rescinded MWO
Naturally )ou'll find it listed on the DA 2408-5 for
equipment on which it was applied before it was re-
scinded. Bur if it didn't get applied before rescission,
draw a line through the entry on DA 2408-5 and write
aj'^ "Rescinded by DA Cir ....... dated ... ...- "in columns
Sfg-h and sign in column i. (List the circular that applies.)
2. Or, if the MWO is still needed, ask for instructions from: Commanding
General, U 5. Army Materiel Command, ATTN: AMCMA-R, Washington,
D C 20315
If the instructions say to apply the rescinded MWO
(or get it applied), then you'll record it on DA 2408-5
or DA 2409 and report it on DA 2407 in the same man-
ner as a current MWO.
IF ITS MWO, SAY SO
*IIjk. w O
These are TB's that call for installation of a kit on
your equipment or for a change that's required only for
S a special use of the equipment (F'rinstance, see TB 9-
2300-280-30 Jan 66 ). In these cases you record the TB
on DA 2408-5 or DA 2409 but only at the time it's
applied on the equipment and write "TB" in front
of the number to distinguish it from an MWO.
To report the TB application, you check the Maintenance
Request box in Section I of DA 2407. (In such cases there's no
need to record the TB application on DA 2408-3 or DA 2408-6.
Entry on the DA 2408-5 or DA 2409 takes care of the log
record and DA 2407 reports it to the national agency.)
Since the equipment owner (use) is
responsible for recording all applicable
MWO's on the equipment or compo-
nent DA 2408-5 or DA 2409, you have
to keep a close eye on DA Pam 310-4,
and new pubs bulletins if they're avail-
If you find that a current MWO
applies to your equipment but there's
no record of application of the MWO
on DA 2408-5 or DA 2409, check to
see if the equipment has been modified
by a previous owner (user).
When you find the work has been
done on the equipment to comply with
the MWO, here's the way you record
it on DA 2408-5 or DA 2409:
Enter all MWO identification in col-
Then put the date the MWO was
found to be previously complied with
in column f. Leave column g blank un-
less the time required for the applica-
tion is known. Enter in column h the
initials P/C/W (previously complied
with) plus the maintenance organiza-
tion that checked it out. And the man
who checks it out signs in column i.
HEY PAD... NOW THINK
BACK...PID YOU APPLYAtl
MWO BACK IN "42
ON THE I-.----
FOLLOWING )* so .
ITEINSV- Allft l
7 THE WORK 'i fIor coded and
HAS BEEN N ,on ad
PONE.. FILL _lMWO EEIR
OUT THE I
2407. 6. LOCATION
An MWO found to be previously applied but not recorded on DA Form 2408-5
should be reported on DA Form 2407. Check the MWO box, and enter data called
for in para 3-7.2 of TM 38-750. If data called for in block 20 is unknown, write
"Unk" in the spaces that apply.
(This may duplicate in part a report that's already gone in, but your report
will make sure that the national agency has complete data on these MWO's.)
MAKE SURE THEY APPLY
Before you list that MWO on the DA 2408-5 or DA 2409, though, make sure
it applies to your equipment. Some apply to all items of a series or single stock
number. Others apply only to items with certain serial numbers.
You'll find the word on this in the MWO. So, give the pub the once over with
a sharp eye before you start writing.
**-.e URGENT MWO'S
Only 6 MWO's are classified Urgent. How about eyeballing your equipment
now to see if any need to be applied?
MWO 5-6100-200-30/1 (10 Dec 65), Generator Sets, G.E.D., 3-KW, Skid
Mounted, using Wisconsin Engine Model MAENLD: Install newly designed con-
MWO 5-3431-216-50/1 (23 Mar 66), Welding Machine, Arc, Generator,
Gasoline Driven, 300-amp, 115 v, DC, 3-KW, Harnischfeger Model WNG 300B,
FSN 3431-021-8696: Reinforce radiator cowl, relocate carburetor air cleaner,
and modify engine and magneto frame mountings.
MWO MED 16 (25 Sep 58), and Cl (16 Feb 59), Modification of Light, Bed,
MWO 9-1055-217-30/1 (22 Jun 66), and Ch 1 (15 Sep 66), Aircraft Rocket
Fire Direction Set: Provide automatic reset of stepping switch (Helicopter Arma-
ment Subsystem 2.75-in Rocket Launcher XM3 Used on UH-1B Helicopter). This
MWO was upgraded from NORMAL TO URGENT by DA Message 780264
(30 Aug 66).
MWO 9-2300-224-30/15 (7 May 65), Mortar, 107-MM SP, M106A1 (FSN
2350-076-9002): Engine trunnion mount replacement.
MWO 9-2330-260-40/1 (22 Sep 66), Semitrailer, Lowbed, Heavy Equip-
ment Transporter, XM524E2: Modification of gooseneck pivot shaft.
Your equipment's deadline till you get these applied to it (See AR 750-5).
Dear Half-Mast, "" '
Item 9 in TM 9-2350-215-ESC refers to DA 2408-8 for the age of the vehicle
in months. But TM 38-750 only calls for "year of manufacture" in block 10 of
DA 2408-8. How do I use this entry to get the age in months?
MSG J. W. T.
Dear Sergeant J. W. T.,
It would be better if block 10 of the DA 2408-8 listed month and year of
manufacture. But there's a way to get the month the equipment was accepted-
if there's a Julian date in block 19.
-. ... I ..: r f^ ".iri LI
-**-'F '" ", .. :- ',: Table IX. Coa erosion Table-Calendar Date to Julian
._- ..- *. P ... '. .... ) O nto
--... ......... ----------000 July .....-------------181
SFebrury ........ 081O August ----...... 212-
:. Mach ----.. --..... September .------ 243-
s- u el-" April ............ 00 o October ---------- 278
Z2086 M_ ------------. 20 November ---- 304-
June ------------ 1651 December -------- W
OA ~RM24014. 1 JA14 6_ __ ____
Note that in Fig 4-12-1 of TM 38-750 the equipment was accepted on 2086. A
reference to a Julian calendar or Appendix I, Table IX, in the TM tells you that
this is March 1962, so March can be considered the month of manufacture.
The equipment data plate also may list the month and year of manufacture or
If you can't get the month of manufacture either from the Julian date of accep-
tance or from the data plate, start your ESC count from 1 July of the year of manu-
facture in block 10 of DA 2408-8.
Make sure you check each ESC TM, tho. On some equipment that's been
overhauled (or rebuilt), the ESC calls for a countdown from the date of depot
overhaul (or rebuild) instead of the date of manufacture.
41 #al-lf a
FOR LUBE-AND ANTIFREEZE, TOO... TELL IT TO YOUR
Oil and grease and antifreeze. These, as well as fuel, are needed to keep your
equipment ready and able to go.
So, make sure to apply the oil and grease-those slippery friction fighters-
just as the LO says. And keep away the ice with antifreeze as spelled out in TB
Ord 651 (Apr 64).
'Nuff said? Not quite. Not until you write down these services as spelled out
in TM 38-750.
Col. a Day, month and Col. b Hours entry re-
year. Julian date may quired if item has hour-
be used if desired. meter. If lube interval
is in hours, estimate
hours if necessary. Get
miles from odometer if
1. NO /ENCLA E 5
TRICK MI5 51
OIL CIANGE (QIA)
W A .,
a~~I I4 .1
0 5 Mour MILEs .3 I_
1/APR66 F286 6
/OMAY66 ___ 6267
24MAY66 1_ 360
9 JUN66 ___7302
/80CT66 /13/0 6 3 2 _
/9 CT667 1/3/21
P Am i.'h/ 111541
DA FOUM 240-. 1 AMI 6 1
A quart of oil added now and then gets recorded on DA 2408-1, but all major
lubrications (periodic or to take care of unusual operations or conditions-in-
cluding recoil or other hydraulic oil) go on your equipment lubrication record,
DA 2408-2. And all antifreeze-whether it's a complete winterization or a
small amount added-is recorded on DA 2408-2.
After each lubrication service, make sure you update the entry in block 4 of
DA 2408-1 (daily) to show when the next lubrication is due. Make it in pencil
'cause it may have to be changed several times.
SWhen you're writing on DA 2408-2 atop the DA 2408-3 with live carbons,
take it E-A-S-Y. Otherwise that lube record entry may penetrate all the way
Col. c-Lubricant (or thru to the second copy of DA 2408-3.
antifreeze) in quarts. And hang onto that DA 2408-2. It stays in the log a year-even though it's
(Change fraction to filled completely.
nearest whole number.)
Write in components
(or antifreeze) as need- d
ed to explain entries. Co Col. d -Enter C for
OR SERIAL .^. .u.,. ^changed or S for serv- THEN ZO?...UN HOW
L. u "'"iced, when applicable, THERE MANY QUARTZ
6f894-2 9-z23 -2-/81 /a 866 for each filter. WAS ...LEASE?
OIL FI' C' COE'. E.... L .RICT. 04 THE
IL .. SIN ATURE TIME
Col. e -Enter Yes if com- TRUCK
ES 5 NO -AT Eponent listed. (at top) NEEPDE
S 5 .received complete lu- ANTFREEZE...
/ 5 I N000-M/l k Q.Laa brication as specified in
5 EO -MO 0C. Ce |00- D ,
/ 5 5 NO NO /000-/MI ,\
I 5 AV O0 -MI /_ 12 Col. f -Enter any help-
ful remarks to explain
S_5 0_ o _/000- / vo N. entries. (For antifreeze,
/-5 Y8 .ES5 A AT5-5 t k enter degrees F to
3 ___0 F ,. which protected.)
3 N/ /o k4
/ NO 0 1 -/oF C-
EQI UT .....U ICATION RICORD ( .l j.--7 0 COl. g Your signature.
R A/2 V6 51`
'W -- A SUBSTITUTE
Just about everywhere you look with your Nike-Hercules system you'll find
protective covers used with cable connectors and receptacles--when the cable's
not hooked up. At least you should.
And that's where the rub comes in. A cover will take a beating so it can't be
used. Or maybe it'll turn up missing. If you can get a replacement cover ... no
sweat. But not every cover has a twin in the supply system.
If you can't get a replacement cover, do the next best thing. Use some tape in
its place. Page 4.40 of Fed Cat C5970-IL-A (1 Aug 65) lists a roll, -in wide
and 108-ft long, under FSN 5970-840-8454. It's rubber adhesive electrical
insulation tape. Because there's always a chance that the adhesive might pull off
the tape and insulate the contacts, use something like cardboard between them
and the tape.
MISSILE BATTERIES, TOO
The insulation tape also sorks on
the electrical connectors for your BA- CAREFUL
472/U, BA-485/U and BA--i85A/U -j ABOUT
missile batteries- in case you lose the ADHESIVE.
protective cap that comes with each IT LEAVES
The tape might not be as handy as a TOO
cap. but it sure does keep dirt out of LONG.~/
the connector and helps protect the
pins. You also want to use cardboard
EITHER WAY, BUT
You say you don't know which end BST TC
is up when it comes to the hydraulic NUTS
pumping unit mounting bolts on your
One time you get a missile with the N
bolts installed so the head is next to NEXT
the equipment access door. And next T& TO
time the locking nut is next to the door. ACESS
Which is right? DOOR j
Either way is OK, but it's best to BOLI
have the nut by the access door to make HEAD
it easier to torque the nut. NEXT
Dear Sergeant W. N.,
The slide rule people agree with you.
They say the bolts should be torqued
to 50 Ib-in. It's one of the things that
hasn't found its way into your TM 9-
1410-250-12 (Feb 63)-nor yet anyway.
but there's one hitch. It's not tuned to
the right frequency when you get it.
And that's the time for you to leave
You may be the best violinist at your well enough alone because making the
Nike-Hercules site, but you don't want frequency adjustment is strictly a job
to fiddle around with the klystron pump for your support people. So when you
tube (VA-242H) in your HIPAR acq requisition the tube, tell support you'd
radar, like to have it adjusted. They'll do the
Your TM9-1430-253-15P/1/1 (Jun work according to para 18 in TM 9-
66) lists the tube for you to requisition, 1430-254-34/12 (10 Dec 63).
WHY FIGHT IT?
If you can't get the blast deflector to
come up snug against the back frame
of your Nike-Hercules mobile launcher,
don't blame the ratchet wrench that's
fastened to the rod for moving the de-
flector back and forth.
Some guys do and then get a long
pipe that'll fit over the end of the
wrench. This gives 'em just the right
amount of leverage-to bust the tip of
No ... if the deflector won't move,
maybe it's sitting on rough ground.
Then the answer is to get a shovel and
smooth it. If that doesn't do it, ask your
support people to look things over.
Why fight the problem?
And fight it is just what you do when
sou don't remove the plug from the
reservoir for the hydraulic jacks on sour
Nike-Hercules mobile launcher.
That plug-it's cork-is strictly a
shipping plug. Before the people up the
maintenance line send you a new or
repaired jack, they put in the plug to
keep the hydraulic oil in the reservoir.
When the jack is back on the launcher,
and you-haven't removed the plug, you
can go bats trying to lower the jack
to the ground because you're pulling
against a vacuum. With the plug out,
tho, you have air pressure working for
The word on removing the. plug is
in para j(9), on page 210.45 of Change
10 (22 Jul 64) to TM 9-1440-251-10
(27 Jul 59). And when you get a jack,
it could be you'll find a stenciled warn-
ing about removing the plug-on the
side of the reservoir.
Another thing .. whenever a jack
leaves your outfit, fill the hole with a
cork plug or one you might make from
a soft piece of wood. Once again ... the
idea is to keep the hydraulic oil from
spilling out when the jack is in a posi-
tion other than vertical.
GET THE PICTURE?
When it comes to a semiconductor device used in the RF amplifier of
the receiver group in your Nike-Hercules Hipar, there is no substitute.
So when you requisition semiconductor, FSN 5961-736-3728, add in
big letters that you want the one that comes under MA4507R-not
Using the D4075CR in the RF amplifier can get you big troubles--
like no video. I
/ i I / 'W.l -%"
Some support shops say they have to aline almost every portable set they take
in, because somebody fiddled with it.
Since you're pointed toward portables, consider these notes on Perk-6's, -8's
and so on:
SWhen you put the tubes in, be a tenn n or s
sure the red dots on the tubes don't ake f thU o l
ore toe-to-toe with the dots on Steel a w 'ththe
the tube receptudes. Otherwise, an short, te fr the
yo' got no go-go eraser or othe, tenn. Ue an
/ WHEN YOU'RE TEAMING UP YOUR
/ T-77 ) /GRC-9 WITH THE BA-46 OR BA 317/U
BATTERY... TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE CO-1119
BATTERY COR.r kFSN 5995-162-6946). IF IT
PCESN T MEET THESE 2 ZEQU 'LIREMENT5...
L-ET A CiCOO ONE.'
HOW TO KEEP A COOL RT-524
Armored vehicles and heat are combining to make life miserable for the RT-
524 receiver-transmitter of AN/VRC-12 series radio sets.
But, a little PM should halt circuit failures caused by overheating.
1. Check the RT's heat exchanger for corro- 2. Be sure the RT's canvas cover is on right
sion, grease, dirt, dust. and that the air intake and exhaust ports
S- aren't blocked.
3. You may have to leave off the canvas cover if it is blocking the exhaust port.
COLOR ME... CLEAN
That mean corrosive green can make o
the scene on the cabling in your AN/
TRC-24 radio terminal set.
So, you better take a look, f'rinstance,
at the RG-type cable from the P-5 plug
to the TB-2 terminal in the AM-914
amplifier-converter's C-band receiver
To get rid of that grizzly green, turn
off power and briskly brush the cable
with a small wire or stiff-bristled brush.
Corrosion can collect on the cable
under the clamp, and it'll eat at the
cable until it shorts out your equipment
or damages tubes. the clamp... or release the clamp and
Your best bet's to remove the AM- take a look-see at the cable.
.A slipped slug or a sprung spring .. ..',
So, when you're switching the bo-
lometer or IN23B crystal in the radio ADAPTER
frequency detector make sure the adap-b T SLUG
ter slug (FSN 5935-0-49-51(04) or the SPRING
spring hasn't skipped out on you. SPl
'Cause missing parts in the carriage u
assembly's RF detector can keep tha r
slotted line waveguide from doing its
PA SET'S DOUBLE TROUBLE
Squawking feedback in your AN/ -
UIH-4 public address set will give you T-N EEC' BC 4C
U;rN VcLCA% HER
more than a headache. 'LLIE SWi H!
It'll burn out transistors in the set's
pre-amplifier quicker'n you can play
the chorus to the Minute Waltz.
Turn the microphone-volume Swing the M-126 dynamic Then, tum up the volume
control knob all the way down mike out of line with the loud- control 1/-tum dockwise and
(counterdockwise) immediately speaker. adjust like it says in para 14 in
when those gruesome sounds TM 11-5830-236-12 (Sep 63).
If the feedback comes back again, repeat these steps pronto.
If you're the type who likes to adjust
anything turnable on teletypewriter
That kind of "adjusting" naturally
costs cash, steals a lot more than the
repairman can afford to give, and often
puts the TT out of business which
sure wouldn't be helpful if the word
had to go out soonest.
Unless your TM spells it out for you,
keep away from unneeded or unauthor-
ized adjustments. 'Bout the only thing
operators have to worry over on most
TT's is motor speed and rangefinder
Otherwise, keep the cover on or call
the man who knows.
If the cold, cold world is bugging
your portable radio set, vest-type bat-
teries can do you much good. Your
equipment TM's or changes authorize
the arctic-type power sources.
Like, for the AN/PRC-8 thru -10
sets, you need the BA-377/U; for the
AN/PRC-6 you need the BA-376/U,
and for the AN/PRC-25, you need the
BA-398/PRC-25. You can get all the
batteries by using SB 11-6 (June 64)
I--- 'M I,-
and its Change 1. The routing identifier
for the BA-398 is B16. It can be re-
quested by any unit in areas where the
temperature is consistently below freez-
Looking for something to lift your
Forget about removing the three BA-
202 batteries from the flashgun of your
LM-33(1) flash unit before you mount
the lamphead. Yep, forget it and it'll
lift you right off the ground.
Like, leaving the batteries in and
mounting the lamphead can bounce you
with more than 700 volts.
If you want to avoid that kind of lift,
tack a little caution to the flashgun that
reads like this: "Shock Hazard-Re-
move Batteries Before Mounting Lamp-
Naturally, you re-install the batteries
as soon as the lamphead is attached.
,. FILTERS ..
Dirty air filters got your radio set chokin' to the point where it's about to
konk out on you?
Well, bend an eyeball along these lines if you want to brighten the life of
your AN/ARC-102 or AN/MRC-95 radio sets.
S OCEAN RT-698
S AND 718F-1
o SOAP AND
SP- AND OIL
The RT-698 transceiver's air filter (FSN 4130-060-2966) needs cleaning by
your support at every scheduled 100-hour periodic when used with the ARC-
102. Clean it monthly or more often when mated in the Mark-95.
Of course, operation' in dusty areas calls for filter cleaning' at shorter intervals.
The same goes for the filter (FSN 4130-964-4063) in the Mark-95's 718F-1
Guides for removing and cleaning the filter with strong soap in lukewarm
water and rinsing, air-drying and oiling are spelled out in para 54 and 76 in
TM 11-5820-514-12 (Nov 65). Be sure oil is no heavier than SAE 30.
Make sure the excess oil is drained from the filters or it'll be sucked into the
A couple extra filters would come in handy for rotation' instead of waiting .
While on this air-cooling jag, remember to keep rags, canvas, personal gear
or other debris from blocking the air intake or exhaust ports on common equip-
ment. Having clogged ports is like trying to breathe in a plastic bag.
TAKEOUT FILTER SCREEN
You sa, your brand-spanking-new
OH 1 3S just entered the traffic pattern?
Just be sure you crack the Sioux
organizational maintenance pub. espe-
clall the special inspection section on
the rurbocharger -page 3-11, area 2,
of TM 55-1520-204-20 (9Jun66).
The turbocharger filter screen should
be taken out and checked for metal
particles and clogging after the first
25-hours of operation.
'Tis mighty important that you don't
put the screen back because it restricts
the oil flow and contributes to oil
cokingg" if the engine is shut-down
when the turbo is red hot.
This cokingg" can be a real problem
because it cuts down on the efficiency
of the unit. For this reason page 3-10,
para 3-47 of TM 55-1520-204-10 (1Jun
65) advises the pilot to run the engine
4-5 minutes at 2200-2300 RPM before
shut-down, in order to cool the turbo-
'Course when you eye the filter
screen and don't find any metal par-
tidcles, you take out the turbocharger
break-in screen for keeps. No harm
done because a finer mesh engine screen
filters all the oil.
NO STRIPPING, PLEASE!
When you pull a T53 or T55 gas turbine engine from your bird be sure you
don't scrounge accessories from it or you'll upset the applecart by creating part
shortages at overhaul. TB AVN 24-16, Change 1 (1 May 64) lists all the acces-
sories that should be shipped with your engine.
CLEAN CARB-NO BARB
Your Bird Dog (0-1) operating from dirt
strips or near a semi-hard helipad? H-o-o-o-boy!
Then the amount of dust and sand pulled into
the carb air filter is probably going to give you
a rough running engine or worse!!
Which means you have a special problem.
Like maybe the carb air filter needs daily atten-
to TM 55-1510-202-20 (May 66), Special In-
spection, chap 3, sect II, page 3.3.
So-o-o-o, pull, clean and lubricate the filter
daily when the dust flies. Keep it clean, man,
Having trouble finding the right
lamps for your aircraft magneto timing
light or for the boroscope cylinder
light? The neon lamp that's used in
the timing light is FSN 6240-179-1814,
P/N NE45. It's found in Fed Cat
C6200-IL-A (1 Jan 66).
The incandescent lamp for the boro-
scope light can be ordered with FSN
6240-600-7138, P/N 5405B.
Incidentally, these lights carry new
stock numbers. The aircraft magneto
timing light is FSN 4910-255-1449 and
the boroscope cylinder light is FSN
BOROSCOPE FSN 6240-600-7138
OUGHT CYLINDER m
NO A-B-C MAINTENANCE
ITru L ) Dear Windy,
/ I have heard about the A-B-C sys-
tem of maintenance for Army aircraft.
\ Just what is it?
r. SP4 J. B. L.
Dear Specialist J. B. L.,
There is no such thing.
The A-B-C maintenance concept was
'. 1 given a trial run by the 11th Air Assault
q 1 Division back a couple of years ago.
1. But now all aircraft units operate under
Sthe system outlined in AR 750-5, with
d i Organizational, Direct Support, Gen-
4 .6 1' : eral Support and Depot Levels.
SUnder the A-B-C concept, A was for
A S c X Organizational, B for Field and C for
-,4o4 4 K B "Depot Maintenance.
ABOUT THOSE SLIPPAGE MARKS
Dear Windy, r
What's the deal on those yellow painted slippage marks at the swaged
ends of our Huey (UH-1B) tall rotor control cables?
Do we touch up the paint or do anything else to them?
Sgt W. D. H.
Dear Sergeant W. D. H.,
Those marks were put on by the manufacturer to show any slippage of the
cable in the terminal.
If the paint is about shot, you can touch it up with ye ole paint brush accord-
ing to the poop in TM 55-405-3, page 14, para 18a (May 62). Naturally, you
keep an eye on 'em and yell if there's any slippage.
S T There're times when you have
to support the tail of your
aircraft to pull maintenance -
A / and all of the hydraulic jacks
are already in usel
Rather than using work
benches or crew-chief stands,
that are risky at best, we had
our friendly support make
this handy-dandy tail stand from
scrap metal. The beauty about
this stand is that you can adjust
it to any height so It can be
used on most aircraft. Moving the
stand from place to place is also a breeze
because it has rubber casters .
works like a charm
Fort Eustis, Va.
VE %" BAR STOCK--2" WIDE SCREW TO
FROM 4 CHAIN
BOTTOM ,, ii
OF PLATE ,L %\ -PIN
TO TOP OF 4H I PIN
SUPPORT I SUPPORT
IS 59" CHAIN
OVERALL LENGTH OF RI
1/" x 31/"
LENGTH OF TUBE
I YiF CIIPPOnDIq
L 1" TUBING .
(Ed Note Righto. This stand should also
come in handy on a parked bird like the
WELD Aero Commander (U-9), where the weight
E BASE- of mechanics will tip the tail unless the
I" X 20" X 20" pilot's seat is occupied.)
(BOILER PLATE) 57
SSCREW SLUGGING PLATE
ONTO BAR- -
' 1 X INC IN LOCK WASHER---I
0 ON BOTH NUT
OF THREAD I TACK WELD
SLIDE HAMMER OVER ROD
PUT ANOTHER 5/a" NUT HERE
IT'S ALL HELD TOGETHER NO
GRIND FACES FLAT
AND SMOOTH ON
5-IN LONG X 4-IN ROUND
BAR STOCK (OR PIECE
OF 4 X 4 X IN STEEL)
0 DRILL THESE HOLES:
3/4" X 1" DEEP-CENTERED
L THIS IS THE SLUGGING PLATE
SMOOTH OFF FACES ON
4-IN WIDE X 1-IN THICK
BAR OR SLAB. BORE
17/32-IN HOLE THRU IT AND
THREAD TO /8 X 11 NC
To drive in ground
rods, just screw the end
of the tool with the I-in
plate into the bottom
section of ground rod,
and use the heavy steel
weight (it runs about
20 Ibs) like a pile driver.
When the first section
is driven in, unscrew
tool, screw on another
section of rod, thread
tool in top rod again,
and pound some more.
C r ~ 1 .
To remove rods, just ',
reverse the action. Use
the tool with striking
or slugging plate at
top, hitting it with up- Thread ends on this
strokes. tool have to be capped
all the time when not in
use. Another 5%-in nut
or old ground rod col-
the threads get ruined
Iis from abuse.
It has never taken us
I over 5 minutes getting
a rod in place, well
into subsoil moisture,
and we've never found
n I ground hard enough to
I resist pulling one out
S" with this tool.
r- SFC J. W. David
S -- USASCHEUR
(Ed Note: Good show. Ought to save lots of time, ground rods, and kilowatt
casualties. The die for Vs x 11NC thread (FSN 5136-189-3221) and the tap (FSN
5136-223-6228) are in the No. I Supplemental tool kit.)
CHECKED YOUR OIL?
-ERP. When you crank up a brand-spank-
S/ I'VE ing-new gas engine-driven generator
PRUNK it's a good idea to keep a close watch
A LOT! on the oil level in the crankcase.
BETTER Some engines, like the Wisconsin in
S ECK, the 3-KW Hollingsworth JHGV3B,
have been known to gulp oil up to the
first 20 or so hours operation.
Remember that factory run-in of the
*.* engine may not have completely seated
"the piston rings. So be sure to check
the oil sooner than the 5-hour interval
called out in LO 5-6115-298-15 (8 Nov
63) for normal conditions.
After awhile oil consumption will
CONTROL BOX BOUNCE
-" \ \ COOL, COOL, DADDYO!
8 \ THAT'S FINE,
FUT IT'LL BUST
'ilk Ile YOU UP PEEP
Kilowatts kickin' crossways in your 3KW generator set? If you've got FSN
6115-012-1993, FSN 6115-012-1997, or FSN 6115-075-1640, you could have
control box pains.
It's vibration that causes that bbx to shake apart and chop the wiring--and
that ground wire is your only protection.
But to fix, tip support that the rotor and fan gotta be balanced and the burrs
taken off the coupling plate to keep it from shakin' apart. Otherwise the results
could be shockin'.
YOUR COMPRESSOR COVERED...?
7 J, The TB is nor listed in the compres-
/ if '///. sor TM's. So, until it is, best make a
Snote of this somewhere on your com-
/,'i '" pressor maintenance SOP. And, check
.C',/ the TB for scheduled inspection and
--.pressure tests. That way you won't be
Yep. TB 742-93-1 (1 Oct 64) Inspec- surprised when an inspector pulls the
tion and Test of Air and Other Gas TB on you.
Compressors, also applies to the air Not mentioned in the TB but covered
compressors used to charge the cylin- by it are the AN-M4-series compressors,
ders for your flamethrowers, the MIAL, the M6-D, and, the M6-IR.
(J,.-,, ,, iii...^ii..l .
I ,N'T LET THE FILTER
ELEMENTr GET WET....
Wg'AP O"UR 1r IN T /
The filter elements in your M17 field
The filter elements in your M17 field ,^
protective mask can take some moisture
- but, if they ever get soaking wet they
have to be replaced. So, before you go
wading, fording or otherwise sloshing
around in dampness, be sure to wrap
your M17 in its plastic waterproofing
Just remember, the mask is not to
stay in the bag for more than 24 hours
at one stretch... and never use the plas-
tic bag for storing food, smokes, or
anything else you might chomp on be-
cause it could poison you.
The waterproofing bag (FSN 4240-
377-9401, page 41, SC 4230/40-IL
31 May 66), comes in a small plastic
pouch (approximately 2V2-in by 42-
in), and instructions on its use are
printed on the bag. When you're not
using the bag you can stash it in the
bottom of the carrier, or in the pocket
for the outserts, if you keep the outserts
installed on the mask.
SAM... YOU MADE THE POCKETS TOO SMALL
The M13 decontaminating and reimpregnating kit (FSN 4230-907-4828),
which replaces the MS-series protection and treatment kits, is a real tight fit for
the pocket in your mask carrier. And, some of the pockets may have to grow a
little. For example-
The pocket in most M15 carriers, used with the M17 field protective mask,
take the new kit OK, but in case a pocket is not deep enough you can fix it by
adding 2 snap fasteners which will shorten the flap overlap and lengthen the
1. On the front of the pocket, and directly 2. With a sharp, pointed tool punch a small
in line with the center of the existing hole, approximately Ve-in in diameter,
fasteners, make a mark 3/-in down from over each mark.
the lip of the pocket.
SAND THAT'S IT! No sweat on the old fasteners on the
NOW THE POCKET front of the pocket. They can just stay
WILL EASILY there.
From the Defense Industrial Supply
Center, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadel-
) phia, ATTN: Code 512. Your supply
man can quote para 22,TB 3-600(Aug
66) on his request to supply support.
THE TANK-MASK CARRIERS
On the M13-carriers, for the M14-series and M25-series tank masks, however,
housing the M13 decon and impregnating kit is a bigger chore. The kit pocket
on these mask carriers will be relocated by support according to Ch 1 (Aug 66),
to MWO 3-913/3.
WJE TAKE AN
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df .med to O.gon.,atonol MoJntp
-M Pom-n.. Thh ,I a I.a .,-,Ad
froe, ecent AdjufoanI C,.mrl Onti.
bfiof. .n. 8ul. 0lonn, or c:i,.plmao
deoa.l I. DA Pa. 110-4 ay &o and
Chlang I .,d DA Paoh.le J11J6
TM 1-H13-S, Jol,. ON I i
TM 3-4240-259-20P, 1. hile uFin
Gao-Por, Toak 20 CF. I JA I
TM 5-2400-204-EC, Sp.i rWhd.
Trotor, Indu. DIED, Co d. 30M. OC.
TM 5-2420-206-20p, I.u Whld
Trad.or. Indus DED. Claol 190M
TM 5-3695-213-15, J.-. Cna n Sw.
18-In Cut. Remington DAm 7S.G
TM 5-3500-203-ESC, A. 10l on
Cl rn-Shoel. Trk Mta Ou.rkrla
M200, GCrwood M20O. MSOB.
M20A(F,. FWD, MUC C.a-l
TM 5-3805-21-15, 5A. inn M n- q
ToEd, Scop.r, I1 CI V1a Soaop.
LtoCWmeou-Wesliingho e ~ 4
TM 5-3810-232-S1, .TOP I.I. Wheel
Mid Crane, 20-Ton. DFD Amer.on
TM 5-5420-202-20. luh. Ia.nrhei.
M6OA1 Toank Chasi For Brdg.
Armd Voh Launched, Slo-r.q Iype.
TM 5-6115-344-15. AbSg. Go, Sno
GED, 2 KW. DC, 15 V. holl.ngw-o-I
JHGV2C W/aOi.on a nq 4 16 100
TM 9-1005-281-ESC Aag Aooamerl.
Maoh Gun. XM27.
TM 9-1015-215-12, Ji'. M2 j M"ono
on Mount M24A1.
TM 9-1400426-IL A". ENDIET
TM 9.1400-500-25P, Aug. HoL..
TM 9.1410.250-I SP/S/I. Joe.
NikeHoro. NIb..H.n Hp.
TM 9.1410-500-15F/I. Ji,,. Howl
TM 9-1425-375-13P. Aug. PenhIng.
IM 9-140."56IP/111/2. i.1. Nib..
TM 9.1430.?10.-ISPIIIJ/S. S.o. Nib..
TM 9.1430- 1 5O P/20/1, Selp Nile.
YM 9-1430 2S4-12/3. Aug. Nik.-Hart
TM 491420.284.I2/2, Aug. Nib..
Il9.140i..,pl J. H.
TM 9.1430 50T-ISP/I. Jon. Howl
TM 9-1430-.120.1lp. S .. oA.I
IM 9-1440.SI2.IIP/I,/, Hg. I
IM 9-1440.250.12/1,1. -I.
N ,o 11., Nu.Horc lop
TM 9. 1440.500-10/1.n..., Ha.
TM 9-2220-211-ESCJT. A., MAI
5 4. MI5S. C-9.o T..oln
Fl 9.2320-2114CJ1. 4. A-
MA521,046. Trod.m Troci
IM 9-7320-21I-ISC/I0. -.9. inl
TM 116625-613-.13. Aug. ig G.a.
AN u1M I ,
TM 11-66215613.S2P. Soo. ... Sig.
TM 8I-ll -206-20PM. D p. cve 2
TMg S5.T520-00.SM. -Sp. IC.2.
TM 55.405-2. J.I. All FPlod.
TM 15.405-9 A,0. Ail Pirod.
LO 5-3805-209-15-3 Jul, Road
Gradr,. DED, CAT-12.
LO 9-4935-500-12, Aug. Hawk.
MWO 9-1410-302-20/1, Oct,
MWO 9-2300-216-20/10, 0d, M107
5P Gun, MI 1O Howit..r
MWO 9-2300-276-20/1, Sep, M60,
M6OA), M48A3 Toal..
MWO 9-320-2 1-20/8, Sep, M61,
M63. M55, M52, M543, 5-Ton Truks.
MWO 104-415-202-10/2, Ot, Flying
H.lm.l. Coh-Type, APH-5 I.plo a
MWO 1i1-505-204/20/1, Aug,
SB-611 IMC. lni.al LS-147C/F.
SB 55-10, Aug. Fxld. lotor, Wing.
SC 1010-93.-CL-16, Aug, Coaouflag.
int Set. field Arty.
SC 320-932-C-109, Aug. Pneu Tool
And Compmre Outfit. 230 CFM.
SC 4910-95-CL-ASO, Aug. lopair Kit,
SC 5110-94-Ci-E01, Jul. Tool Kot.
El.c Equip Rpoir,, M36.
TB 9-1000-200-15/11 Aug, AI Ei nd
TA 9-1400-299-10/2, Jul, Elk and
TB 9-1400-324-10/1, Jul, Eli and
nT 9-1400-324-10/2, Jul, Ell and
TB 9-1400-549-10/2. Jul, ElR and
TB 55-1520-209-20/13, Aug, CH-47.
TB 55-1520-209-20/15, Aug. CH-47.
TB 750-931-1/1, Aug, Ell Digest.
TO 750-931-1/2, Aug, EII Dige.t.
PFC William B. Dudley, HQ & HQ Co, 2nd Inf Div, APO 96224, wrote the
best last line to the limerick in PS Issue 166. Here's his complete limerick:
PM takes just minutes a day... A PIN-UP OF ME
That's not a big price to paq Is O~ THE WAY, BILL--
HOPE YOU LIKE IT,
For gear that will fight
When the pinch becomes tight...
And lives must be paid for delay.
4 fwod Pine
Tryin' to keep track of those guy lines
on the Cap, Flue, Draft, FSN 4520-360-
0098, of your space heater, FSN 4520-
257-4877, is a job. If they get away or
break, order Cord, Cotton, Water and
Mildew Resistant, Type 1, Class 3, 1/V-in
diameter, FSN 4020-233-6555 (3,000-ft
coil). It's listed in Fed Cat C4000-IL-A
Paint Sav5e Ignit r
Make sure there's a thin coat of black
paint on the glow tip of your new heater
igniter. Some igniters for Stewart War-
ner gasoline and multifuel personnel
heaters have come thru without this paint
that protects the coil from melting. If you
get an unpainted igniter, either as an
individual item or in a repair kit, dip the
barrel 13/16-in (almost to the threads)
in Paint, Black Enamel, heat resisting,
FSN 8010-297-2013. Any thin, flat black
enamel, tho, is better than nothing. Then
air dry and make sure the vent holes
are open before installing. And remem-
ber, Igniter, FSN 2540-319-5933 (PN
8359919), is strictly for gasoline. Igniter,
FSN 4520-790-8417 (PN 7324355) is
only for multifuel.
Would You Stake
GI 6'T A MAINTENANCE
PUV 107AU Pub
You can now order manuals through
your publications channels for your PU
107A/U generator, FSN 6115-669-6674
or FSN 6115-669-6510. You ask for TM
5-5264 (Nov 56) for maintenance and
operating instructions, and ENG 7, 8,
and 9-5264 for repair parts. Don't ask
for extra copies because there're only
a few available.
7aC4pie for 5- 7Toner
The tailpipe for your M55 or M63C
5-ton truck is the same one used on the
M63, M139 and M246 models. It's listed
with FSN 2990-591-7696 on page 41
in TM 9-2320-211-20P (Mar 63).
eep tt a4edset VDlC
Say, out there. If you happened to
get a shiny type H-138/U or H-207/U
handset, lead it to Dullsville soonest. To
kill that slick, bright surface for a nice,
safe, unreflecting kind, rub the handset
gently with a very fine crocus cloth or
something similar-until the thing is
dull. Which is the way it should've come
to you in the first place.
Your Life on
the Condition of Your Equipment.?
If You Can't Secure It...