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OFFICER LOGISTICS PROGRAM
.THE IKVEIITIRM IMTEI MOrmrHL
Isru Noo. 116 1968 ISrIls
IN THIS ISSUE
Men who get in are assigned
on an individual by-name basis to
specific key logistics slots in places
like depots, supply agencies, major
command and installation staffs,
maintenance units and logistics in-
structor staffs at Army schools.
Once you're in the program, you're
sure to be in a supply or mainte-
nance assignment both stateside
GROUND MOBIUTY 2-23
M578 2.17 Sarvce TIp
Trdck Tool Kits 118 i JBolts
12-Tonlrillrs 20.21 M1J3A]
Repair Tool it 20 Mll3IunMioul
FIREPOWER 24-27, 50-53
M4BA3 24 M36 Periscope
M60 25 MJIDHoultzar
MWO6U 26 MIO2?owitzer
Haw Notes s-1
AIR MOBILITY 37-43
OH-3 37,3 X-3 DI
Inspection l 37 I5
U-8 40 OH-6A
AN/ITG&O 4445 ANVRC-12
S-221PT 45 TT-76
AN 'PRT4 48 StaUoligScope
AM-5rS/U 4 ANIPPS4
GENERAL AND SUPPLY
MhintuoancTe T. 54. DWE Tiador 51
omwrutors N Reparl Parts
290M Trader N Mimi% 184
MudB2380 DAForlm240&14 22-63
Crime 97 Commernial ManWals 64
Chaun-Saw Teal 51 NRw Publiutwcs 2n
SPECIAL PIN-POINT ASSIGNMENT -SURE DUTY IN YOUR FIELD- SPECI
Then dig out Change 16 (28 Aug 67) to AR 600-200 and follow the
scoop in Paras 4-28 thru 4-37. You can apply, or your CO can nominate
you if he thinks you've got what it takes.
A lot of real live wire supply and
maintenance NCO's are already in
OUN2 MOBILITY YOUR M578'S A BANTAMWEIGHT, BUT..
GROUND MOBI ITY
If sou hate an M5"8 rtcoeri 'ehcicloe ou' e got a lot going for iou It's a
combined wrtcker and rcco'eri vehicle that can tow almost an)m thing. tracked or
S wh-eled, hoetcr t1 %as primarily designed to rmo the tracked %chicle NIO "-
Ni Ml 10 series.
Its armor lets ou go places thar wouldn'tt be health for the N162 a reeker truck. -
Light nl, about i-.O000 pounds full\ cquipptd It cin go user bridges
that nouldn I hold an NMS. \ TR
The spade, ,which takes only a few
In fact, )ou can take it an% place iou seconds to dig in, doubles its holding
can go ith the l 107-MI 10 SP artil- pow er. Eight of its 10 road wheels have
ler family which figures because it has lockout cylinders to keep the suspension
the same diesel engine, transmission rigid during recovers operations.
and basic chassis.
You can make pilot turns with it
Its fixed length 16-ft boom can tra-
s e d th c either forward or reverse. It's fast -
verse 360 degrees and pick up the heav-
Sa p u top speed 37 MPH and it carries 320
iest tank power pack, and it has a sepa- gallons of fuel for a maximum range of
e 1ow w h wh 23 ee of h gallons of fuel for a maximum range of
rate tow winch with 230 feet of inch- 450 miles.
diameter cable for recovery work.
It's low slung aith an all-welded steel
hull and its armor-plated cab mounts a
'.50-cal machine gun and so on ...
and so on.
TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL-If your XTG
411-2A transmission has had MWO 9-
2520-234-30/1 applied, (to modify the
oil level gage) or if its serial number is
1457 or over, you check the oil level
like so... ~
1. Before starting the
engine, make sure the
transmission oil level
is within th, ,py..p ,1j i
range stamped on the
2. Add or drain oil if needed to get it within
Always make ollowonces for the tem-
perature. F'rinstance, if oil is cold it may
take as much as 8 hours to drain back to
the reservoir as against only 3 minutes for
oil at 200 F.
To avoid over-filling, either check
the oil level after operation when the
oil is still hot, or when there's been
enough time for all the cold oil to re-
turn to the reservoir.
ENGINE RESERVOIR The engine reser-
voir, breather and drain can get clogged
with dirt. When this happens the trans-
mission may become pressurized and
too much pressure can blow the filler
cap off the transmission.
When you check over the vehicle,
drain the reservoir and clean out the
breather. If necessary, also clean the
reservoir drain hose by blowing air
DECK COVER SCREWS The clip screws
holding down the deck covers get their
threads stripped because of over-torqu-
PECK COVER SCREWS
MORE THAN 10-12 LB-FT
OR YOU'LL HAVE TROUBLE!
0 .a.- *
REAR DOORS The rear cab doors
must be kept closed when you traverse
the cab. Otherwise they'll hit the tow-
bar mountings in the front and maybe
TRAVERSING? CLOSE DOORS
COOLING FAN PULLEY -If your M578
was made by Bowen-McLaughlin-York
and has a serial number of 475 or
higher, the cooling fan pulley-retaining
nut may not be on tight enough. You
should have the retaining nut torqued
to 550-575 lb-ft.
RADIATOR FILLING Filling the 2 radi-
ators is a little tricky. Unless you do it
right, air gets trapped in the system and
you can't fill the radiators completely.
The engine will then overheat.
Here's what to do:
2. Add coolant to both radiators, and fill to
top. Do not leave any space. If you sus-
pect a cap is not doing its job, get a new
3. Order it as FSN 2930-690-2701. It's in Ch
1 to your--20P TM.
4. If you think air is trapped in the cooling
system, take off the radiator caps again
and remove the vent plug from the ther-
mostat housing. When coolant flows from
the vent hole, put the vent plug back. Now
refill both radiators and replace the caps.
KEEP OFF Connections to winteriza-
tion fuel-pump solenoid have been get-
ting broken. Only reason for this is peo-
ple h.ie betn slipping on "cm.
I DON'T STEPl I. I -Ht.. ,i
BRAKE-LEVER CABLE The brake-lever
cable can slip out of the groove of the
equalizing pulley if the cable is too
loose or not adjusted right and one of
the cable retaining clips is bent.
You can stop this by keeping the
cable adjusted and by getting tabs
welded to the clip tangs and bent over
so the brake-lever cable can't get out of
the pulley groove.
BRAKE LEVER When you disconnect
the brake lever you'll find there's no
master spline or V groove to help get it
back on in the same position. Mark the
leverso you can line it up right. Other-
wise, if you get it on too high, the brake
will drag because it'll always be partly
on. If you get it too low, there'll be too
much brake pedal travel before the
brake goes on.
on the brake apply levers under the 2
transmission end covers.
TRANSMISSION BRAKE Your -20 TM
tells you how to adjust the transmission
brakes. You need wrench FSN 5120-
733-8909 for adjusting the right brake
and wrench FSN 5120-733-8912 for
the left brake. These tools were added
to organizational tool set A, FSN 4910-
062-9475 by Ch 1 (Dec 66) to the -20
TM, on page 3.
Right Brake Wrench
Left Brake Wrench
MARK THE LEVER
BRAKE EQUALIZER The 2 nuts on the
brake equalizer change the equalizing
adlustmenr on both brakes. and should
not be touched b) anybody except sup.
port. The 3as .sou should adjust it is b.
lining up the done indce pins located
HERE'5 HOW THE LEVEL WIMP WORKS.
The level wind traverses the cab automatically so
the tow winch cable is always at the right angle for
towing or winding up.
1. Make sure the level wind 2. Attach the cable end to the
f switch is off and then spool vehicle you want to winch
S out the cable, and spool in a little bit first
3. Take out the slide pin and
its sleeve and unhook the
bar pin and both side bar
5. Secure the bracket under
the boom with the boom
to tighten the cable.
4. Put the level wind on the
cable and put the pin and
6. Turn the level wind switch
ON and wind in the cable.
The level wind will give you
a t1ght and even wrap pro
vided you have somet len
slon or the coble ISee page
9 of (h 2 it your -10 IM I
Saftre Note: The schicle cab moses automatically to
center itself on rhe cable during the pull and this could be
dangerous for anNbodi standing alongside. So don't
SPOOLING BOOM WINCH -If the boom- YOU MUST TOW WINCH You need a lot of ten-
winch cable is not wound properly on HAVE THE RIGHT sion to wind up the tow cable, so you do
the drum it can get damaged when you TENSION FOR 1 and 2 exactly the same as above and 4
use it for heavy pulling. You need a PROPER
cable tension of 7,500 pounds to wrap SPOOLING! the same except you put the transmis-
the cable on the drum the way it should sion into Range 1 instead of into Range
go. To get this tension you: 4i. Rn i Range 2 i slip)
% ill push the vehicle ahead %N ith a force
th.it nill kcep rht tow cable under
SRotate the cab and lower the boom at the proth'r ns"I n w htn it is bclng uotnd
rear of the vehile. ci
rerofthevehie, & up as the P\lh i1l is pulled backward.
Pay out the cable and connect the end to a
big tree or other stationary object, using
a one-part line. If you can't find .... ;.,,j
else, use a dead-man anchor.
With the PTO switch ON, put the boom CONTAMINATED FUEL In spite of
winch in low gear and oat the sme time slipo you might get
the transmission into Range 4 and give the everything you can do you might get
Slowly drive the M78 ahead as you gently engine full throttle. The vehicle will be some bad fuel that'll make one of the
take up the slack in the boom winch cable. dragged backward while trying to go for- injectors stick. If one injector sticks,
Be careful not to snatch or jerk the cable ward and the boom cable will be wound likely all the injectors on that bank will
or wind it too tight, up at 7,500 pounds of tension, stick. Get your support to replace the
bad injector and you'll be back in busi-
SURE I CAN GET
---_!___ ____. _-. ._ ,I / You ANOTHER INJECTOR!
BUT WHAT ARE YOU
UNIVERSAL JOINT SCREWS Check your DOING ABOUT KEEPING
universal joints for broken lockwires 'YOUR FUEL CLEAN7
and loose screws, and make sure the
wire is not laced wrong like it shows on
page 183 of your -20 TM. The only
screws that should be joined with lock- CHE(K LO(KWIRE
wire are those positioned so the lock- f
wire has to cross over the journal flange. ,
FAN WELL Show-off driving (splash-
ing through mud holes, etc.) will let a
lot of mud and water get into the fan
wells and, in time, clog the radiators. So
hold down on the cowboy stuff! There's
no access plate for cleanout or drain for
the fan well so if you get it full of mud
you've got to clean it out the hard way,
AW, CUT OUT
THE SHOW-OFF BIT,
FUEL SYSTEM Clean, water-free fuel
is worth all the effort it takes to keep it
that way. Be sure the water-tight fuel
tank cap on your top deck is really
water tight. Check both primary and
secondary fuel filters daily and bleed
about a cup full from each more if
you get a lot of water mixed with the
fuel. (Note: if you have to drain the
secondary filter, do it with the engine
IICLE ENI1NE 1000-1200 'RP^A R i '
S'FOR 4-5 'iNUTE5 BEFORE)
SO3HL1TTINJ IT OFF.'
ENGINE SHUTDOWN-Your -10 TM, says to idle the engine at 550-600 RPM
for 5 minutes before shutting it off, but the latest word is that 1000-1200 RPM
for 4-5 minutes is better.
HULL DRAIN VALVES Running your vehicle cross country with the hull-drain
valves open is a sure way to get 'em smashed. So-o-o-o, close all 3 drain valves
before you take off.
SETTING LOCKOUT Back the vehicle
up on the spade before you lock out the
wheels. Reason: If the roadwheels are
locked out before then, they're not
supporting the load. After the driver
sets the lockout switch, he should wait
until the lockout warning light comes
on, which may take 30 or 40 seconds.
The light will not come on until all
lockout cylinders are locked. Put the
lockout on only after the spade is well
When you want to move off the
spade, first turn off your lockout con-
trol and wait until the light goes off
before you move off the spade.
IMPACT WRENCH The impact wrench
FSN 5130-790-2284 is also found on
the M88 VTR. You should have a
copy of the TM for the wrench, TM 9-
5130-338-15P (Nov 61) but you can't
use Table III, the flow regulator set-
tings, because it applies only to the
AIR FILTERS The 2 air filter pacs are
alike but you install 'em different. On
both of them the lever-like handles go
inboard. On the one you put to the
front, the sealing gasket goes to the
rear and on the rear pac the sealing
gasket goes to the front.
(Fig 61 in your Ch 2 to -10 TM and
fig 20B in your Ch 1 -20 TM show
correct pac filter installation.)
INSTALL FILTER PACK
WITH SEALING GASKET
TOWARD FRONT OF VEHICLE
AND HANDLES INBOARD
REAR ROAD WHEELS -
/ ~ T- Check the mounting
M578... THE HIGHER nuts daily. They have a
THE FLOW RE6ULATOR sneaky habit of working
SETTIN... THE HIGHER loose.
VISE INSTALLATION As you know, the holes on the bottom of your vise may not
match up with the vise mounting holes in the fender sponson. Here's what to do.
1. Take the filter pats out of the air-cleaner 2. Drill a new hole (or holes) as needed. Be-
compartment and weld shut any hole in fore putting the filter pacs back, make
the fender sponson that won't line up with absolutely sure you get all metal chips and
the mounting holes in the vise. weld spatter out of the compartment.
EASY ON THE PLUG Pipe REMOVE THE
plug FSN 4730-044-4619 has PLUG QUARTERLY
to be removed quarterly to
check the arm-and-wheel-hub
oil level the way it says in WATCH ROUNDED
Note 9 to LO 9-2320-238-12 CORNERS
(Oct 66). This is a common
steel plug and needs careful
handling. Use a 9/16-in socket ,,
so you don't round off its cor- '/ /
AM-a HYDRAULIC FILTER -
TE I There's a new filter ele-
CRB ment for the hydraulic
A system-Filter Element,
COME fluid pressure, nonreus-
ON able, FSN 4330-042- CHECK
(N! 6548 (P/N 96906-MS- NEW
28897-12). It's under FILTER
the floor of the cab. ELEMENT
Replace this filter ele-
ment Quarterly or when
the red button on the
filter assembly body
sticks out about a quarter of an inch. The old filter
element, FSN 4330-811-9705 (P/N 96906-MS-
28897-12C) has been discontinued.
ROTO PEDAL-The roto
pedal is armed and dan- -
gerous whenever you
have the hydraulic sys-
tem ON. If you step on
the pedal, the cab will
rotate right now. If the
boom is in the travel po-
sition this could break
the retaining loop or
hurt the driver. Never
step on the pedal unless
you do it on purpose
Somebody could get
HYDRAULIC HOSE The metal hose from
the main reservoir to the hydraulic pump slip
ring assembly sometimes leaks. If this happens
and you can't get a replacement part use a rub-
ber hose until you can.
BOOM CYLINDER CONTROL With
the hydraulic system ON, the boom
cylinder control will move the
boom if the control is pushed out
of the center position, either on
purpose or by accident. So be sure
you don't move the control, 'spe-
cially when the boom is in travel
6 r'i I ji
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SELECTOR POSITION The traversing
brake-pressure selector has to have the
knob IN for normal power operation
of the hydraulic system. If the knob is
OUT during power operation, your
traversing brake will go on and off
rapidly with a chattering sound. To
stop this you have to change the knob
setting to IN.
If you have to operate
the traverse manually,
first pull OUT on the knob
(its under the floor in the
Sand then work the hand
S rigger's seat. This will let
S off the traversing broke
and the cab can then be
traversed into position by
S pushing on the boom.
HOIST WINCH The hoist winch range selector
shows a Hi and a Lo operating position but it's
best to use only the Lo. both for pa) ing out the KEEP IN
cable and for winching it in. The Hi gives a THIS
speed of 303 feet per minute too fast for POSITION
LOWERING THE BOOM If you get a hydraulic '
hang-up you can move the boom manual b%
first taking off the access cover under the rigger's
seat and then turning the valve to manual opera-
NIGHT OPERATION If SELF-RECOVERY When you have to raise the
you have to hook up a boom to keep the cable off the deck plate during
towbar at night you self-recovery, be careful not to raise the boom too
might wish there was a high or the winch drum will rub against the lift
spotlight on the rear of cylinders. Check it out and see how high you
the cab. However, by can go before you start to rub.
manipulating the boom,
you can get its floodlight f:-
to shed some light on
HEY-\ CNO SWEAT/*
LOOK MAGNETIC CLUTCH It won't look like
THE the one on page 187 of your -20 TM
"CTUAL / but don't worry about it. That was an
CLUrcH/ experimental model that never got in-
S to production. Yours is on pages 144
and 184 of the TM.
7 J \ 15
SLIP RING ASSEMBLY Replace the 2 lube fittings with square-head plugs if this
has not already been done. This'll discourage anybody from trying to lube 'em
daily as the old (Mar 63) LO called for. The slip ring bearings should be lightly
lubed every Q Service.
TOW STARTING If you have to tow
start, put the towed vehicle in 2nd gear MAKE SURE YOU'RE
IN 2ND GEARI
before you start to tow and leave it IN 2ND GEAR
there while you tow the vehicle for-
ward. If the engine does not start when
you reach a speed of 6-8 MPH, check
for something else wrong.
Never try to tow-start an M107 with an M578, because when the M107
starts it may lunge forward and ram its gun tube into the rear of the M578.
TOWING DISABLED VEHICLE You can tow a disabled vehicle for a short distance
(less than a quarter mile) like so .. .
1. Puttowedvehicle shift 2. Do not go over 10 I
in N (neutral) position. MPH ahead or 5 MPH
in reverse. 5
When turning with a towed vehicle, make wide turns to keep from damag-
ing the tow bar or bumping the vehicles together. P-
IF YOU TOW MORE THAN 1/4 MILE
FIRST 1. Take off the drive nut and retainer.
DISCONNECT 2. Disconnect both final drive shafts.
FINAL 3. Put the output drive retainer UNDER the NUT and put the nut on the transmission to
DRIVES keep the spline from re-engaging and damaging the spline threads.
CAREFUL: When the final drives are disconnected, you can't brake or steer the
towed vehicle, so you need to use a tow bar, not tow cables.
The M107 must be towed backward when you are towing it with an M578,
because a standard tow bar is not long enough to let the gun tube of the M107
clear the back of the M578 when the gun is in the travel position.
When you need warning lights on a towed or disabled vehicle, use portable
flasher light, FSN 6220-796-2657.
LOCKOUT CYLINDERS The allen plugs on the (
locking rings of the 8 lockout cylinders some-
times get loose. Check to make sure they are
torqued to 40 lb-ft. If they are much over that
they're too tight. PLUGS
EMPLACING SPADE Here's an aid to help you emplace your spade in ice or hard
2. Now drive the vehicle ahead while 3. Lower spade to ground.
paying out the boom-winch cable
until you can get at the cable from
the rear of the vehicle. .
5. While backing up the vehi-
cle with the suspension in
the unlocked position and
the control valve set for
spade emplacement, put the
boom winch in low gear and
reel in on the cable until the
spade is over center with the
weight of the vehicle on it.
DRAIN PLUGS Every day take out the
hull drain plugs at the rear underside
of the hull, just inboard of the trailing
idler wheel arms. After the water, hy- TAKE OUT
draulic oil leakage (and whatever) has PLUGS AND
drained out, replace the plugs. DRAIN. DAILY
Those plugs are at the lowest part
of the hull and when you open 'em you
get rid of the moisture that otherwise would seep through the trailing idler
wheel seals and damage the bearings in the hull.
The plugs are easy for the operator to get to from the outside of the vehicle
and easy to drain. Do it daily. +
GREASE GUN The 16-oz grease gun may not
fit in its brackets. If you have this trouble it's I
OK to bend or reposition the brackets so they fit. \
[k, Release the' tension on the
boom-viinch' cable, disma-
nect it from the spade
reel it back in.
7.4',After' the'spadle is emplace-d
end winib'cable is all reeile"d
in, lack out suspension sys-
Been puzzled as to what special tools you use on your 5-ton trucks? Here's
a breakdown of the A and B Tool Kits that should solve your puzzle. You'll
see these in the newest change or revision to TM 9-2320-211-20P.
wheel bearing nut,
box cylinder head bolt
wheel bearing nut,
shaft starter solenoid,
wheel bearing nut,
Kit, checking oil
pressure in power steering,
FSN 4910-627-7043 (in box)
wheel bearing nut,
Adapter, steering wheel;
(used w/5120-422-8570 Puller),
engine oil filter,
seal plate bolt,
Wrench, box, cylinder head bolt,
Adapter, steering wheel
(u.,c *Iw/ 12"' 422-8510 Puller),
Kit, checking oil
Pressure in power steering,
FSN 4910-627-7043 (in box)
wheel bearing nut,
Shaft starter solenoid,
air compressor pulley, fe
Adapter, steering wheel
Kit, checking oil
pressure in power steering,
FSN 4910-627-7043 (in box)
wheel bearing nut,
M127-SERIES 12-TON SEMITRAILER...
FSN'S FOR RACKS
Lookin' for FSN's that'll fetch Panel (rack) Assemblies for any one of your
M127 series 12-ton trailer? End the searching' and scan these FSN's for size:
Front, right side (curb)
Front, intmed, right side (curb)
Center, intmed, right side (curb)
Rear, intmed, right side (curb)
Rear, right side (curb)
Front, left side (road)
Front, intmed, left side (road)
Center, intmed, left side (road)
Rear, intmed, left side (road)
Rear, left side (road)
Rear End, left side (road)
Rear End, right side (curb)
(intmed = intermediate)
M127A2C SOME OF
2510-074-2754 THE M127 EMI
2510-074-2746 PANELS CARRY
2510-074-27 THE SAME
2510-074-2755 FSN FOR
2510-926-3849 EITHER SIPE--
2510-078-9779 JUST TOTALTHE
2510-074-2752 AMOUNT NEEPEP
2510-074-2745 ON YOUR
You won't find this rundown in any supply pub yet, but the US Army Tank -
Automotive Command announced them as good numbers. When ordering use
AKZ as your RIC.
BODY & FENDER REPAIR
No use to look for an SM on the body and fender repair tool kit, FSN 5180-
754-0643. SM 9-4-5180-J10-7 was rescinded by SM 9-4-5180-A60 which was
rescinded by DA Circular 310-29 (Mar 65). The only place you'll find that kit
listed is in the Fed Cat C5180-IL-A or one of its changes.
LANDING LEG LUBE
Down ... w-a-a-a-y down ... all the way down.
Yep, you gotta crank those landing legs all the way down when your M127
or other G750-series 12-ton semitrailer gets its regular dose of lube.
Like you see in both LO 9-2330-207-
12 (May 63) and the lube chart in TM
9-2330-207-14 (Jun 61), the landing-
gear-support legs are lubed with OE 30.
But you have to have the legs extended
all the way down so the oil will run into
S r t the reservoir in the bottom section of
L V leg.
PuT I Il PINr Each leg gets 1 pint of OE 30. Give
OF IE A 10- the oil about 15 minutes to get down
I't'tI iinto the reservoir before you crank the
I, l legs back up.
This poop will be showing up in a
TM change or revision.
S NO Q'S FOR WHEELS
That's right- no quarterly preventive maintenance services for tactical wheeled
vehicles. This was the word in DA Cir 750-10 (Apr 63). If your truck or trailer
TM calls for a Q service, you still pull the same service but as a semiannual(S
service) instead of a quarterly. Until your TM picks it up, the word in DA Cir
750-10 (Apr 63) is still good. Make a note for yourself.
What you don't know can hurt you like loose U-bolts on vehicle springs.
When U-bolt nuts get the right torque, they shouldn't loosen up but some-
times they do. You drivers should check 'em out about once a week. Report any
loose ones you find on your 2404 inspection form.
Your mechanic will follow up by .- ;.
putting the right torque on 'em. You
might be surprised at how much torque
those Spring U-bolt nuts need to keep
If you find metal chips or shavings in the en-
gine oil of your M113A1 carrier, turn the entire
vehicle in to support right away. Reason: poor
oil distribution in the engine caused by the metal
would affect wearing surfaces. Even if you could
get all the metal out, continued operation could
damage the engine still more.
M113 CARRIER GUN MOUNT
HEY, CONNIE...Y'GOT ANY IPEA
HOW WE CAN GET A MOUNT FOR
THE COMMANDERS' CUPOLA ON
Page 206 of Ch 3 to TM 9-2300-224-20P/3 shows both the old and the new
mount as non-supply. HAT TO DO
The mount support, Items 5 and 13
on page 206, P/N 10861550, is now
available for issue under FSN 2590-
GUN To complete the assembly you'll
UNT need several other items listed on page
The items with FSN's are ordered in the usual way. The 2 without FSN's,
Item 3, Cover, P/N 5265248 and Item 15, Pin, P/N 96906-16555-360 are or-
dered with an exception data requisition the way it says in AR 725-50, para 3-
20.1, in Ch 11 (Oct 66).
M113 RAMP DOPE WARPED
Once the ramp on your M113 carrier gets bent IN HERE!
so it no longer fits right, get a new ramp. Turn the
old one over to your support on the slim chance that
they can fix it. If you try to do the job, it'll be a waste
of a good mechanic's time. The only way to fix a bent
ramp is to keep it from getting bent in the first place.
You do this by lowering the ramp slowly to the
NEVER MIND THE HUMIDITY...
IT'S THE COTTONPICKIN' HEAT!
MN T H_- L
Your M48A3 tank will lose its cool if it gets overheated.
Too many M48A3 engines and transmissions are conking out because there's
not enough air circulating around them to beat the heat.
Here're 4 things you can do to improve the air circulation:
Clogged filters in air cleaners and oil and fuel lines can make the engine and
transmission run hotter than they should.
Drag out your trusty TM 9-2350-224-20 (Jan 66) with its 3 changes, and
service these filters like it says.
Take care of these things and you'll keep your cool and so will your M48A3
oS' 'OLT "
The onl. w a% to miss it is to close )our c es. That's right... the scoop on the
wa) ) ou should load the M185 .5.cal m chine gun for your M60 series tank is in
plain sight on pages 2.152 and 2-IH, TMN 9-2350-215-10 (Feb 65). And that
means no changes in the way to do it.
~- BOLT BACK I
F'rinstance ... the TM tells you to make sure the bolt assembly's forward -
in battery before you load the ammo. That way the feed lever inside the cover
will fit into the groove of the feed cam on the feed and ejector assembly when
you close the cover.
If the bolt's to the rear and then you do everything you're supposed to do,
you're asking for trouble 'cause the feed lever and cam don't mate. That means
bent or chipped ejector prongs.
7 t SOFT MUSIC PLEASE!
Hung-up bore evacuators on 105 MM guns in M60-series tanks can be a batch
of bother at clhan ou[ [ime
STR, Tmi4-- -N
SAVE .A MASHED
Buffering the evacuator case with a block of wood helps dodge such disaster,
but only use it when taking the case off not in putting it back. If it won't go
back, find out why no substituting a hammer for correct fit.
Besides, trouble likely won't come in the first place if you've kept cozy with
LO 9-2350-215-12 (12 Aug 65) and made sure the threads all got the right
M60A1 TANK BRAKE TIP
When you install slave cylinders in
your M60A1 tank, do it the easy way.
Before removing the slave cylinders,
make sure the parking brakes are in
the locked position. With the parking
brake locked, you're not so likely to
damage the inserts and spring inside the
cylinder housing during replacement.
The rest of the word is spelled out in
Fig 2.141 in TM 9-2350-215-20 (Feb
65), Ch 1 (Apr 66).
j^. C. -r
~ ,ukYf _
K? ^ ^
If you put too much oil in the mag-
netic clutch housing of your MI 10
howitzer you may blow the seal.
It just takes 7/8 pint of lube to fill
the clutch housing to the right level- HERE
which is to the level plug at the end of PINT
This will leave more room for the oil
to expand and )ou are less likely to
blow the seal in the rear of the housing.
ly (Looking for the FSN to order a spade
stowage box for )our MII0 SP how-
itrer? Stop looking. There's no FSN but
you can get the box anyway. The no-
menclarure is spade stowage box, P/N
10904364. Use the exception request
per para 3-20.1 of AR 725-50 and ex-
plain in writing why sou need the part.
LET THERE BE LIGHT, CAP -
Cheer up, you M102 howitzer guys.
You know those pesky plastic caps on
the M152 and M153 instrument lights -
the caps that keep busting when you
do a lot of firing, and you have to throw
the whole light away? Well, next time
it busts, replace it with another cap...
S Cap, Instrument Light, M52 or M5 ...
FSN 1290-015-8543. Cite your how-
itzer's TM 9-1015-234-12 as authority.
...15 THERE ANY
BETWEEN THE SIZE
OF THE ITEM ANP
THE SIZE OF IT S
This is a selected isf of recnt pubs
of inerede to orgoniotionor mointe.
nnce personnel. The Rt is compiled
from recent AG Disdribuion Cen.tr
ullfetins. For complete deloils see DA
Pao 310.4, Ch 3 (Oc 67), TM's, TB',
ec.; DA Pot 3106 (Jut 67) and Ch 2
(Jan 68), SC' and SM's; DA Par 310.7
(Jul 67), MWO's.
TM I-OV1-. Feb.OV-I.
TM 3-220, Nov, CBR Dontaminotion.
TM 5-700, Jul. Field Water Supply.
TM 5-2805-208-14, Aug 65, Eng Ga
Mit Sd Mod (IA08- 111). I HP.FSN
2805-068-7510 (2A016-1111, 3 HP,
FSN 2805-072-4871. Available for
isue, some due-out inadrerdently can-
celled. Reorder on DA Fonr 17.
TM 5-3805-244-10, Jon, Dump Truck,
20 Ton, 4X2 DED. 15 Cu Yd.
TM 5-3805-245-15, Dc. Scoop Type
Loader, DED. 4 WhI. 2 % Cu Yd.
TM 5-4110-212-15, Dec, Refrig Unit,
Mech, 10,000 BTU. GED.
TM 5-4110-221-15, Dec, Refrig Unit.
TM 5-6115-341-15, Cl, Feb. Electricl.
Gen Equip, .4 KW.
TM 5-6115-37-15, De. Gen Set, Die-
lel Eng. Whl Mid, 15 KW, 400 Hertz
AC, 3-Ph. 4 Wire, 120/208 V.
TM 5-6115-357-20P, Dec oen GSet.
Diesel, Whl Mid. 15 KW, 400 Hertz
AC. 3-Ph. 4 Wire, 120/208 V.
TM 5-6115-403-12, Dec, Gen Set, Gas
Turbine Eng. AC, 15 KW. 400 Cy.
TM 9-1005-223-20, C2, Feb, M14.
TM 9-1090-203-12, Dec, TAT-102A.
TM 9-1090-203-ESC, Dec, TAT-102A,
TM 9-1300-203, CS, Feb. Ammo-ant i
tank Field Artillery.
TM 9-1400-425-12P, Jan. Redeye.
TM 9-1430-250-15P/4/1, Deco
TM 9-1430-250-15P/5/1, Dec,
TM 9-1430-512-15P/1, Dec Hawk.
TM 9-1440-250-1 5P/1/. Jon,
TM 9-2300-224-ESC/8, C2, Jan.
TM 9-2300-224-10/3/3, C2, Jan.
SP, M106 (ga).,M106A1 (diesel).
TM 9-2320-222-10, C3, Feb, Operator
Recovery Vehicle (Med) M88.
TM 9-8140-375-15P/2, Jan. Penshing
TM 10-1670-205-13, Dec. Aerial Del
TM 55-1100-205-12-2, Jan, CH-34.
TM 55-1100-205-12-4, Jan. CH-21.
TM 55-I 100-205-12-8, Jan. U 6A.
TM 55-1100-205-12-10 Jan. U-lA.
TM 55-1100-205-12-12. Jan. CH-37.
TM 55-1100-205-12-14, Jan, UH-1.
MODIFICATION WORK ORDERS
55-1520-214-30/18, Feb. Modify
lower control bracket assy on OH-6A
9-1190-233-20/3, Feb. Perihing.
9-2300-224-30/29. Feb. SP. MIO6
9-2300-32-20. Jon. MOO. M60A1.
M4AJ3. M67A2, M721 Fonk.
55-1500-200-20/6 Feb. UH.IC.ID.
55-1500-2021-0/1. Feb. UH IA.IB
IC ID. AHIG
IB 55-1500-206-20/6. Feb. UN I A
IB IC ID. AH.IG.
T 25-1500.206-0/10. Feb. UH IA.
1-IC.ID. AH IG
TO 55-1510-209-201/3 Fb. U 11
TI S5-1520-209-20/4. Mear. 04 47
TI 15-1120-209-30/9. Feb. CH 47
T 11 5-1720-2 11.20/1a. UH ID
TB1 55-200-200-30/2. Feb. CH.47
FM 23-9. Cl. Feb. MI6AI R.Re
LO I-'130-220-1. Ion. Tianspoer,.
LO 5-4920-217-12. Ion. labe S.e Un.l,
Traler Mid, 23 COM Coep. Gil Dlirop.
Ellion Moch. Mod ENG.3.
10 5-6115-357-12, lan Gen Sel.
Diesel. Whl Mia. 15 KW. 400 Hert AC
3 Ph d Win. 1201201V
10 9-1090-.02-12, Jon, r1T 10A.
SC 3990-97-CL-.04. No. Hea.y lI.1
SC 4220-97-C1-E04. Dec. LUle Presune
Sel. Veil Mark II
SC 5850-91 -CL-04. Dec. Muanl Ki.
Elereronki EIup. MK 9531UA5.4A
NEW TRAINING AIDS
New Training Aids have just hit your local audio-visual center. They're on
maintenance and supply and could prove real handy. Here they are:
SUDE NO. USED WITH
T38-11-1 (49 slides) DA Pam 350-21-1 Organizational Supply
T38-11-2 (10 slides) DA Pom 350-22-1 DS Supply
T38-11-3 (28 slides) DA Pam 350-23 Commonders' Maintenance
T38-11-4 7 slides) DA Pam 350-26-1 M151 Mechanic
138-11-5 I 5 slides) DA Pam 350-32-1 M151 Driver
This material is in the form of vellum reproducibles which your audio-visual
center uses to make Vu-Graph transparencies. Or the vellums can be used in
,- -- 114K
There's an enem4 silent and sli
That's dreaded b4 all those who flq:
Little bits of debris
Left behind carelessly!
The4 drive aircraft out of the sk4!A
IF YOU WANT TO DISPLAY THIS CENTERPIECE ON YOUR BULLETIN BOARD, OPEN STAPLES, LIFT IT OUT AND PIN IT UP.
..FIN OTHER WORPS
A LARGE PERCENTAGE
OF AIRCRAFT ANP
COMES FROM CAUSES
OTHER THAN ENEMY
FIRE... IT'S CALLED
OBJECT DAMAGE !
YES... EVERYONE, FROM
PILOTS TO MECHANICS, WHO
LEAVES CLOTHES, TOOLS,
SCREWS, SCRAP WIRE AMP
SUCH ARE SETTING
. 00BY TRAPSF/
CReW MEMBERS.! 1
SECURE ALL GEAR... DON'T
LEAVE CLOTHES WEAPONS
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, HAR
HATS AND SUCH LYING LOOSE
IN ANY AIRCRAFT CABIN
YOU'RE ABOUT TO FLY OFF
IN... YOU'RE ASKING' FOR
IT IF YOU DO!
UIZ GOT TWO TICKETS 70
CLEAN UP.! AFTER yOU'VE
FINISHED A JOB... PICK UP
THE SCRAPS OF SOLDER,
TAPE, WIRE NAILS AND
CUTTINGS BEFORE YOU
Mr LEAVE. THE SCENE .
IS AS PEADLY TO ANY
MOVING PART AS A
Having a spot o' trouble getting the
fore and aft slip-joint adjustments with-
in limits on your Raven model Army-
True, TM 55-1520-206-20 (Oct 65)
spells out the min-max limits for both
joints--5.38/5.50 inches catches the
forward slip-joint settings and 5.55/
5.80 inches marks the limits for the aft
Rest easy, wrench pullers. Look at it
These limits do not have to be met
all way round the joint. Just be sure at
least one point of measurement is with-
in specified limits.
If you do the slip-joint gymnastics
noted in para 7-33b of the -20 and still
can't make those min-max limits, better
war whoop support for help. Could be
the isolation mount spacers or outer
gimbol assembly to engine mount bear-
ings are not correctly installed or
maybe the main rotor drive shaft is out
FORWARD SUP JOINT SETTING
AFT SLIP JOINT SETTING
INSPECTION TB '
You air types getting a full 100 hours of flying time on your birds between
Preventive Maintenance Periodic checks? You should be! Under normal condi-
tions you can pull intermediates a few hours early without throwing your sched-
ule out of whack. Read all about it in TB 55-1500-301-25 (23 Oct 67) ... takes
the place of TB AVN 23-67.
get out of
IT'LL PAY YOU TO CHECK
YOUR SITUATION OUT!!
You could Do you .l-lo 'i't f btlitd
point out those marks tip-to-shrotd J d..
on the shroud. This problem th-i .nlv .r:.1 .up
tI'mporary solution might get port can fi>' Mo,r mo,
you post a CMMI but the be not! bIn'ur, Ih, lip
shroud would only take it clearance \ir hi rrmnnrl,,I
on the chin again. You want 0.060-in il a ,id too II
a ptimonent fix. probably find I 0O
i/I h r^-^
L.0* 1-1-A-1 .131 d ~-,i
rishieo impoirioI b'ciol,- -
III,,o1l-rkd rhr prol. J.
hi-dd up ,on ih r A .di .1
Ihr Ur. d prt% AOr
cou'd Iroi i o ri, '1
If these baffles are out of position
they change the air flow to exert an BAFF
uneven pull on the shroud ring, turning
it egg-shape, with the fan hitting the
top of the shroud.
Aye, that's the rub! And the solu-
tion to the problem is in Chap 5, Sect
VIII of TM 55-1520-206-20, with Ch 4
(19 May 67). Make sure that the clear- IF BAFE ON SOUT OF
POSITION SHROUD MAY
ance between the trailing edge of the BECOME EGG-SHAPED
fan blades and the forward edge of the AND THE FAN
fan baffles is the same-0.40/0.50 inch WILL HIT IT!
along the entire length of the baffles. / *
You can reposition the baffles by elongating the attachment screw holes in the
baffle. Remember, tho, that the hole-edge distance in any direction must not be
reduced to less than 0.28 inch. -, .-A
If the baffle adjustment doesn't do_ IF FAN AND SHROUD
the trick maybe the plane of the cooling ARE NOT IN THE SAME
fan is not parallel with the plane of the "A" PLANE, FAN MAY HIT
fan shroud ring? This would mean that AND SHROUD, ADJUST, AND
the fan air flow is disturbed and the "B" ALG THE OUTSIDE
ALONG THE OUTSIDE
blades are flexing. MUST EDGE.
Get rid of this condition by adjusting BE E
the cooling fan shroud ring so that the THE
plane of the ring and the plane of the TO
fan are parallel within Vs inch. Make y,
your measurements from the leading INCH
edge of the fan blade to the forward
face of the ring at four equally spaced _
points around the ring.
...., l ---',_.
U-8 ENGINE-MOUNT MURPHY... -
Twin fan U-8 warriors usually have field grade, no-sweat
flights. It's when one of the fans unwinds to zero, or acts like an
Indian on the warpath, that Pilot Paleface is in a Seminole
swatbox! OK!! SO, YOU'RE A CREW
CHIEF OR REPAIRMAN ANP YOU PIP CHECK
THE TWO ENGINE MOUNTS IN Y'R LAST
Hold one! Did you double-check to see if the 2 rear engine
mounts were installed right? You should be able to see the deep
notches on the rear of each mount as you face forward.
Sure, you're an OM man, and you can't scalp the Seminole for
an engine mount magnaflux job, or for correcting a mount mix-
up. But you can send smoke signal H-E-L-P! to your back-up
troops pronto, Tonto!
If left rear mount, P/N 50-910220-1, and the right rear mount,
ARE YOU P/N 50-910220-2, are interchanged-ala Murphy-the engine
CERTAIN will set in the engine mount assembly side-saddle, squaw style.
THE REAR Parts will be hurtin' for certain! Bolts arid mounts are overstressed
ENGINE and the extra vibration of the engine mount assembly doesn't
MOUNTS count for good!
WERE / NOTCH
INSTALLED N GOES TO
CORRECTLY r REAR
MURPH -7 / RGH
/ These 2 rear engine mounts are double-image items. They can
be bolted to either side of the mount assembly and the engine will
4 set on them ... but at a no-good angle.
So-o-o-o, on your next Seminole PE, double-blink these mounts.
Watch for cracks -and a mount switcheroo. Then you can speak
with straight tongue when Indian TI, MO, or Big Chief asks,
"How's your papoose?"
w 6 NEW STOPPER tW
You can stop Just mount the pump
oil leakage from (1 with flange gasket, P/N
the Bird Dog (0-1) 5330-01-002-3, FSN 5330-
engine oil-pump- 851-5712, manufacturer's
mounting flange code 81996-now in the
anytime a pump supply system. That'll stop
change is in the the drip! drip! drip!
to have your .
wits about you 50, I TOLP
-when you're the HER... BLAH
chauffeur of an airplane. SLAH BLAH CRUANCH
-You know...you've got 'LAH
to be thinking 110 percent of the time.
But more'n one guy has had his thinker someplace else as he tuned the
AN/ARN-30() radio receiver in his Beaver (U-6). So he cranked past the stop.
SChalk up a busted stop and a needed repair job. And with his tuning thrown
out of kilter, the pilot's lost one of his navigational aids.
H E :HEAR YE!
Y HEAR YE!
Pilots, mechanics and passengers-keep a sharp ear!! Sound pressure levels
in and around the Cayuse (OH-6A) exceed 92 decibles-which means you should
be wearing protective hearing devices, according to TM 55-1520-214-10. TB
MED 251 (25 Jan 65) on noise and conservation of hearing lists ear muffs and
various size ear plugs by FSN get 'em thru normal supply channels.
HERE'S HOW THE 2410 AND THE COMPONENT WORK TOGETHER
EACH SUPPORT UNIT DOES ITS PART OF THE PAPERWORK
L OUDOGE COMPNEN WITHU IT 40..OTC H
OTIT HA S IPPE IT O YU IT' NOGO TI O ITOTI
Burnt or bent feedhorn rings b -
in the ol' parabolic antenna bag
can sure deflate Pershing missile
So, take care of those costly AN/TRC-80 radio terminal set Teflon rings.
Like, when you're hooking up the feedhorn assembly to the antenna be sure
rain, snow, dirt, dust or anything else doesn't get in the rings' recesses. 'Cause
any of these alien items can cause ring burns and leave 'em about as useful as a
sponger in the hands of Mrs. Noah.
Then, to get that bag back in the antenna business you'll have to replace the
middle inside Teflon or the
spacer clamp sheet, notched
ring, ring, FSN top ring,
FSN FSN 5340- FSN 6340-
5340- 5985- 921- 921-8487.
921-8484, 921-3699, 8293,
..ANP REMEMBER,TIGER, And, 12 Teflon
PON'T OVER-TIGHTEN THOSE n
TEFLON SCREWS WHEN screws,
YOU'RE SNUGGIN' THOSE FSN 5305-
RINGS TOGETHER...YOUCAN 921-5760.
STRIP THE THREAPS!
Be sure the rings are flat when you're rolling up the bag
and putting' it away. Those weighty support arms can really
put the pressure on the rings and if they're not flat they'll
get bent by the arms.
Be extra careful with that antenna bag when stowing it.
Make sure all antenna fabric is rolled behind the elevation
jack screw to keep from punching holes in the antenna.
For a mental refresher on the ups and downs of the Track-
80's antenna, do a little eyeballing of Change 3 and para 57
and 76 of TM 11-5820-469-10 (Jan 63).
UP YOUR ANTENNA
So, WHISTLING PIXIE t
you've got YOU USE THE Ad
your mitts ANTENNA...
on one of
petite PUSH THE
and FROM THE
THEN PCLt IT'
For short distances you can usually TELES(OPI
get the talking' across in CH 1 position SECTIONS .
when the AS-1999 is down 'cause of UP.. 0
the higher RF output.
But, it's not so in CH 2 position ...
and with the antenna pushed down, the IF
base can get against the CY-6115 bat- IlH
tery case clamp and short out trans- OF tP.
mission. So, always up the antenna.
CARE WITH THE CLAMP
A knock, bang, chug or slam can put those hinged
clamps on the AM-598/U amplifier-power supply WATCH THES
out of commission. So, take care when you're kick-
ing around, or pulling out the AM-598 for one
reason or another.
The electrical clamp assembly is listed on Page
28 of SC 5820-ML (Dec 66) under FSN 5820-378-5205.
Turn off those AN/VRC-12 series
radio set switches in your wheeled or
Don't hcsincte, don't dawdle. don't
reflect just snap 'em off before you I
start the engine
TURN OFF ALL (OMMO SWITiCHl
BEFORE STARTING BEFORE TURNING
ENGINE... OFF ENGINE
If you don't, uncontrolled current
surge can really louse up your set.
If it's a slave start, keep radio
switches off until you disconnect the
CAN REALLY LOUSE
slave cable and turn on the master
To give you tracked vehicle radio-
types a hand in knocking the current
surge, see if MWO 11-5820-401-35/1
(Jun 65) has been applied. If this
AM-1780 audio frequency amplifier
surge burnout stopper hasn't, get in
touch with your maintenance support,
and have them get the parts and put
WET COVER WOES
Those canvas dust or protecrite covers for sour i ? y-I IT
SAN/VRC-12 series radii, sc components can be a PA P P
I problem after a heai rain IN ERE '
k ?] That is .. unless sou rcmo c that C\\ -651 co'er.
I; FSN 5820.082-?'41. from the RT-2-i6. -52-1 re-
I ceiver-transmi(cer.or C\'-649. FSN 5820-082-3'-12.
.' from the R--42 rececner and let 'em dr\
i. Olherv ise, those covers. which are listed on pages L
I 258 and 260 in SC 5820-IL I (Oct 661. could keep
I moisture hanging around sour equipment for dass sj
Not onl\ will that unwanted water short out )our '2 ,
radio the canvas covers Aill ind up ith the
I er-rot blues.
.a. ai u Matr SC..JW eMkk
TUGGIN' TOUGH ON TT PLUGS
WHO... ALL... BEEN
TUGGIN' THE COTTON PICKING' .
COVER OFFA THIS HERE -'
S CHATTER BOX? .-.i
Actually, Billy Joe didn't jump off
the Tallahatchie bridge. He just wasn't
watching what he was doing.
That's like the guy who's pulling the
cover off the TT-76() teletypewriter
reperforator-transmitter or removing
'Cause an Army-type paying a no-
never-mind winds up disconnecting
cables in the oddest places like in
the middle or just back of the plug, and
lops 'em right out.
Take the copy light cable ...
Keep in mind when you're removing
the TT cover, open the lid first, dis-
connect the P12 plug from the J12 jack
on the right-hand side of the power
supply and terminal unit .. then take
off the cover.
I DISCONNECT IT FIRST!
Same goes for the P6 plug for the
transmitter-distributor that's connected
to the J6 jack in the TT-76's base. Just
make sure the plug's free before pulling
out the component.
AND THIS ONE, TOO! 0 0..
Sure, these tiny plugs are tough, but
the cable won't take a lot of rough
tuggin'. So, remember to give 'em the
gentle disconnect treatment.
Before cutting' loose with the muffled cussin' against your AN/PVS-1 or AN/
PVS-2 individual weapons mounted night vision sight, take a look at the adapter
'Cause a mismounted adapter can shift and throw you off anytime.
Be sure the adapter assembly is flat against the top of the receiver on your
rifle, and shove 'er all the way forward.
Team this up with the steps for installing on Page 21 of TM 11-1090-268-13
(Jan67) for the AN/PVS-1, or Page 22 of TM 11-5855-203-13 (Apr 67) for the
AN/PVS-2, and you'll be in the class with William Tell.
PAMPER A PIPSY-4
Hey, hold it, freight man in an air call-carry wagon. When you're bringing
in an AN/PPS-4() radar set for troops on the firing line, don't swing that
chopper low and kick the set out of the chariot. If you can't set the chopper
down, lower the Pipsy-4 to the ground by rope. Bumping it out can really make
that Silent Sentry silent.
THRiOUGH THE STRAP
The way they're being used up you'd think they were going out of style--
the connector adapter, FSN 5935-073-5331, that's part of the devon follow-up
cable for your Hawk AN/MSM-43 organizational maintenance shop equipment.
Seems that the adapter pins get busted when the cable is connected to the
missile follow-up jack. This will happen when the cable is hooked up from the
bottom of the bird. This way the weight of the cable pulls on the adapter, put-
ting pressure on the pins.
The odds are you won't have broken adapter pins if connect the cable
the right way-by first running it through the hooks on the missile umbilical
BEHIND CLOSED D@OO
That's where you
That's where your safety and arming device, initiator and documents should
be in the cover for your Hawk missile container.
And those d9ors want to be closed good and tight to keep out water, stuff
that will damage the missile components and papers sure as shooting .
It's up to you to keep the doors closed, but if their rubber seals are on wrong,
shot or missing, ask your support unit for help.
What to do.
LO 9.1440-500-12/1 (Nov 66) tells you to mount the LO on the left side of
your Hawk launcher's boom support. But TB 746-92-2 (Nov 66) shows that the
national symbol is painted in the same place.
You won't find a star on the underside of the rear compartment cover. Mount
the LO there.
How's that? You'd like to b a
How's that You'd like to be able to use some GAA on the aft outigger pivot
pins on your Hawk launcher but there's no way to lube them?
154 of TM 9-l440.500.lP/j (Sep 67)-under FSN 1440.703.3221. hen
oos ^ ie youeo ne tosea page 109 of the
a n u i thegrease -i pN4730-172-0010. It's on page 109 of the
ZbET oT'4 WE7
Maybe it's happened to you.
Your Hawk launcher goes into standby when you put it in remote ... you get
bit by stray current when you touch bare metal... or the launcher acts like it has
a mind of its own when you turn the elevation and azimuth handwheels on the
launcher control unit.
o Chances are the LCU has a snootful of moisture.
Once you get rid of the stuff, you can help to keep it out by making sure the
pressure equalizer valve's closed except when the LCU is moved by air ... keep-
ing the lid closed when you can, during bad weather ... and being sure the lid
is in good shape and fits tight.
Also-and here you'll need your support unit's help-replaced parts should
have waterproof gaskets or seals. The control panel assembly should be sealed
whenever it's taken out and then put back in the LCU.
ZI 60 L -f RE
launche contrl unit
A CLEAN SWEEP
It's been happening at Hawk outfits-- dirt and dust getting on the
gears in the azimuth and elevation comparators for the AN/TPQ-21
simulator station. And the way those gears mesh, it doesn't take much
wear to get gear slop and backlash.
How does the dirt and stuff get at the gears?
When you open the comparator drawers to make an adjustment
and then forget to close them when you're done. That's one way.
Those drawers want to be closed, especially when the equipment's
Using a broom to clean the simulator station, while the ventilation
blo% ers are % working, is another way. Make with your vacuum cleaner
instvad--ihu %a) it inss in TM 9-1430-512-12/1 (10 Jul 64). And
it's a good idea co % acuum ich the blowers off.
Your Hak AN / TPQ. 21 simulator station is no place for a crowd.
B~r that's c hat .u'll e it sour support people have to work on the
cable harnt., in the Cabl enrs enclosure.
nd rc ork on lthes ill if rhe four BA-30 batteries mounted in the
enCloure -ak and eat p he cables. The batteries are the ones that
t ou and th pop in the battery control central talk back and
forth aloe in juslook h. rih spot to spill their insides onto the cables.
o' ae a close look 'e frim every angle once a week. And if
baoure nts going use the simulator station for a spell, take the
Hcrt ou are .. ih laic,h r ord on what to use for lubing drawer
rasmbl; lide s ind liich :. hingn and handles in your Hawk AN/
TPQ-21 iimulaiOr ciuiton
To be up-rodat. pag.e 2.- of TM 9-1430-512-12/1 (Jul 64)
should ,as co use aircraft and instrument grease on the slides. Page 15
of T1M 9. '5.( .h01-15P/ I Sep 67) lists a 1-lb can under FSN 9150-
S985."26.he latches hinges and
And instrument lubricating oil goes on the latches, hinges and
handles. There's a I-qt can FSN 9150-223-4129-on page 17 of
the same TM.
RELAY THIS MESSAGE
Your Hawk AN/TP Q-21 simulator station sure is loaded with the
FSN 5945-968-4499 variety On sure is loaded with the
t of armature relays. And when they go
T yourbdaily Operational checks don't work out.
Trouble is some guys are treating 'em like they're real rugged,
and this they're not.
tSo handle the relays like they can get battered real easy-'cause
they can. ed real ey cause
Also make sure you use the right mounting crews when you put
in a relay. Your support people have them-FSN 5305-582.0142 on
page 190 of TM 9-1430-512-15P/1 (Dec 67).
Go easy when you tighten the mounting screws .., and be sure they
don't stick out beyond the mounting plate-where they could foul
up the operation of the relay.
BY THE BOOK
Sure. it means some extra steps, but it's one way to stop trouble
before it starts in your Hawk AN/MPQ-39 high powered illuminator
That is, to go from radiate to standby and then to off the way it
says in table 6 of TM 9-1430-511-12/1 (Jan 63), including Ch 3.
If you shut down the radar without first going into standby, you
can wind up with burned radiate interlock switch contacts. Burned
contacts throw the 5-minute time out of commission. And that means
you won't be able to radiate or maybe not get the radar up to operat-
COME IN HANDY.
GENERAL &SUPPLY ~,, N" b-"--" -
\ ....r One little thing, tho. The FSN for
LITTLE Pack No. 1 is 8340-951-6420, not 8340-
SI)J). DIGGIN'... 'OU AN AP 682-3400 as it is listed in the catalog
i.. IGGIN'... 8- FOOT SECTIONS page 124.
AND MAKE IT AS ie
Chances areyouroutfit's now authorized the medium maintenance frame. LOG AS 64 FEET If you're in climates where you're
type tent, FSN 8340-951-6419, instead of the expandable frame-type light- authorizd the tent liner FSN 8340-
weight tent, FSN 8340-753-6227. UNITS! 082-5802, then you'll need to order by
Your new tent comes in sections and even though the whole tent is listed components like so:N
S by FSN 8340-951-6419, you still have to order it by components. i TentLier, FSN 8340-951-6426,
intermediate section, w/cover,
HERE'S THE (ORDER 3 ea.)
HPOO TO HELP YOU... THS Frame Section, 0 Tent Liner, FSN 8340-986-0024,
WITH A LITTLE SWEAT AND A PACK WELL Tent, FSN end section, "A", w/cover,
BIT O' LUCK YOU SHOULD NO I 2 3 THE 8340-951-6422, grommets and loops, 1 ea. ,
11 HAVE A TENT 14 FEET HIGH iITc FRAME packNo. 3 Tent Liner, FSN 8340-978-9627, sl.,,
32 FEET LON& AND SECTIONS
2C PEET WIDE. COME end section, "B", w/cover and
SIN "PACK (The break grommets, 1 ea.
", = 1 BUT THE down on To lengthen your tent liner, order
PACKS packs is on Tent Liner, FSN 8340-951-6426, inter-
'INCLUE page 124 mediate section, w/cover, 1 ea. This
SEVERAL. of C8300-L-A.) will add an 8-ft section to your liner.
HSteel Tent There's a TM in the mill, but for
Pins, 2-in ig, now be sure to latch on to TM 10-8340-
'FSN 8340- 207-24P (Dec 64). That's the parts
823-7451 manual for the old tent, but most of
Sthe hardware is interchangeable with
(ORDER 4 a.) your new tent (FSN 8340-951-6419).
S Tent Section, FM 20-15 (Sep 64) gives you the
/ intermediate, scoop on erecting the tent.
It J!.! FSN 8340,
PROPERTY BOOK SCOOP
,,,.,I.' '. These tent and the liner take special handling in the property book since neither
i You record the complete tent under its basic FSN 8340-951-6419, on one
page. Then you have to use a separate page for each of the components, like it
T hie ',1 I You give the liner the same property book treatment.
Kilowatt cooks running military design generators, 1-1/2 KW to 10 KW,
have a new mix for their current kettles -a big change in idling.
Late word from Horsepower Hill is that everybody's been running too slow
on warmup. The dope now is this--
yPASS THAT IDL WHEN STOPPING... WHEN STARTING...
SETTING ON YOUR
THROTTLE OR GOVERNOR. CIRCUIT VOLTAGE ADJUST,
PUT 'ER IN RUN POSITION BREAKER BACK OFF ALL
SFOR FULL RATE OFF THE WAY
\ SPEEP... THEN ...
MESSAGING 290M MAHOUTS
Your 290M tractor probably has its low idle speed set too (USH.-
low. The latest word from the headshed is to set the low idle
speed up to 675-725 RPM. It won't affect full power, reduces
vibration, and your valves won't carbon so much.
BOOM STOPS STOPPERS
,, If you have.an American Hoist and Derrick
Model 2380 crane, here's an ounce of prevention
that'll keep the boom stops from coming loose
from the support.
l REDL Redrill the existing holes to 4-in diameter
I AND US and then use the stronger -in cotter pins, FSN
NO KNUCKLE BUSTER NOW
To keep from busting your knuckles when BEND IT OUT OF
engaging the front-wheel drive on your Ameri- THE WAY! ,-,
can Hoist and Derrick Crane Model 2380, heat a --
and bend the front wheel-drive lever forward. 2i -2
Measure the lever 6 inches from the floor and
then heat and bend it forward 22 toward the
front of the cab.
NEW TOOTH SHARPENER
So you're tired of hand-filing HEY IRVING...
chain-saw teeth 4 or 5 times a -YOU GET THAT /.!
day. But you don't have a manual LETTER OFF TO THE
for that spankin' new Grinding \ MECOM I N T. LOUIS
Machine, Saw Tooth, FSN 3415- -E
999-3040. Ask for Manufacturer's
Tech Manual 7610-C-1-3740 from
Mobility Equipment Command,
AMSME-STD-L, 4300 Goodfellow
Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63120.
RIGHT POOP WRONG PUB
The info that TM 5-2410-214-12 says you
need to adjust final drive bearings on your D7E
is-of all places-in the -35 version of the
family TM. You'll find instructions on page
220, para 83 of TM 5-2410-214-35, and you can
use either of two wrenches-FSN 4933-532-
S3836, or the 2-hook type, FSN 5120-293-0316.
ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE MANUAL M
INCLUDING BASIC LSSUE ITEMS LIST AND
ORGANIZATIONAL REPAIR PARTS AND MAN
SPCALTOOL LUST MOP.
The best yet!
That's the word on the new repair parts
and special tool lists (RP&STL's).
Everything is clear and simple and neatly
laid out for maintenance and supply men.
Best of all, they list allowances in whole
numbers. You'll use a formula only when
you're figuring up your initial allowances for
over 100 pieces of equipment.
"As required" items are flagged with an
asterisk, as they have been in the past. The
mandatory stockage items are coded with a
+. This + is brand new so you may not see
it in the parts manual for a while.
** *** ACROSS-THE-BOARD ** *** *
The new format will apply when a RP&STL is published as a -P manual (-12P,
-20P, -14P, -15P, -24P, -25P) and also when it's included in a maintenance TM.
It also applies to the BIIL in the operator's manual.
The consolidated type repair parts manual-like the tank-automotive equip-
ment manual (TM 9-2300-223-20P) remains on the scene, as is.
ARE explains the BIlL
SfI 3 format and tells
A how to use it.
Section II. BASIC ISSUE ITEMS
DESCRIPTION OF M
r t. lr. C.4 O..). 0, C.4a O
GPOUP 26 ACCESS, TOOLS, I TEST COUIP
2 lists the items
in the BilL
lists the authorized maintenance and operation supplies, like grease, oil, fuels,
tiotl chemicals, preservatives needed for the equipment. The section also has handy
usage and maintenance scoop, like the amount of fuel, water, fluids, oil,
grease, antifreeze, etc., the equipment takes for initial operation and for
an 8-hour pull.
Section III. MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING SUPPLIES
FEO4ERAL OTT AIREO OTT REQUIRED
SOTD ERCIPTIOR FOR INITIAL FORI HOURS NOTES
N D IPTER OPERATION OPERATION
OIL LRIEICATIMG I)0 OT II) USE OIL AS
PIISCFIBD 0Il (21) BELoW
Oil LUBRICATANG 12) IC*LUDS QUANTITn
o0I OIL TO rrOS. OLLOSE
_L__ OO OYSTERS AS FOLI.OJS
PLA- The PLA
quotes initial stockage
allowances for 15 days. DESCIS-ION NAN.T C ALO
DESCRIPTION MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE
It's a real neat plan, ...o.0 ,t S'i.
'cause when you take NG ITES IALLOMICES AE APPLICALE
ECONWAISSANC MIIW Al LISTED IN THS N
the PLA's for all your IN
equipment and put L ILTr -
them together you come f. rLUID PRESSURE 2
up with a big hunk ECTRICL SYSTEM
of your unit's PLL.
Repair Parts List- -
The repair parts section S ecb P I I
lists all parts you're DE CT" ITI.AY O ANOZATIOW ILL
NEA$ IN IAW 10 W I FIU ITEM
authorized to stock or U. ...Sc.. 2, o.c, 2O|. T .
use. It carries all items in 2 CON, VErn PnP DRIV
the manual's PLA plus uR E O -
all the "as required" RIVE. STL. CA PLA 1 i
items you're authorized.
The items that show a stockage allowance on this list are the same ones
authorized for stockage by the PLA. All other items in the list are flagged
with an asterisk.
Parts used on specific models or series of equipment are shown with a "usable
on" code in the item description column. (This goes for the PLA, too.)
* SPECIAL TOOLS-If your equip- INDEX-The index helps you lo-
ment is authorized special tools, test cate parts in the TM by crossing FSN's
and support equipment, the TM will and item reference numbers to illustra-
cover the items in a separate list. tions and item numbers in the illus-
J D -an---- ---- C -- -----------t
COE STOCK DESCRIPTION Section V. INDEX FEDERAL STOCK
NUMBER --..w- f, CROSS-REFERENCE TO FI
GROUP 26 TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
2602 SUPPORT EGUIPMENT Stock Number Figure No. Item No.
---0- O910-02-9130 CABLE ASSY, POWER, ELEC
CEXT 91 C0ON. /PECEPT & PLUG 3030-446-1996 7 1
11NNNNI TiN770 ) 3805-062-8590 7 9
---0- 9 410-092-9131 CALE SSY, POWER, ELEC
SEPT 0 3 i5-216-7P6 7
60 380 .L5216-79-16 7 3
Some of the very first manuals published under the new format may not have
all the fine features you'll find in the latest RP&STL's. That's 'cause some TM's
had to go to press before all the latest improvements had jelled. But, eventually,
all new repair parts manuals will sport the new, easy-to-use format.
The eir) latest RP&STL's use a unit-of-measure (U/M
column in place of the unit-of-issue column used in older
manuals, and early type RP&STL's. The "unit of measure" --
is the unit you normally use when you do a repair job. The
U/M gives the amount or quantity (each, pair, pound, ,
gallon, foot, ounce, can, etc.) your allowance is based on.
That is, a RP&STL quotes the U/M's you're authorized. And for the unit
of issue info you need for your DA Form 2765, you go to the supply publica-
tions (SM's, SC's, ML's, etc.). Then all you have to do is order the lowest
number of units of issue that'll provide the U/M's you're authorized.
In all cases, of course, it's a good idea to check for any unit of issue info
you may have on an item from your supply support outfit.
i* QQ^ -^ i^ i-5* 0D- OTHER CHANGES i*^ a `ir *- a T
In the latest RP&STL's you have fewer columns in the various sections. And,
in RP&STL's that cover all levels of maintenance (like a -25P or a -15P TM),
the separate sections for organizational level fall in a different sequence, so
they're not numbered the same as they are in organizational level RP&STL's.
And, when changes or revisions are published on a RP&STL you'll have
action codes to the left to tell you what's been updated. The codes, used
along with the FSN or nomenclature info, are:
N Points out a new item in IC- Says a change has been F Shows an FSN change.
the RP&ST. made in the item's description.
TO KNOW YOUR RP & STi
When you crack a RP&STL for the first time stop at the "Introduction" sec-
tion and read it carefully before you start thumbing through the manual. The p
section gives you complete info on the manual's format and its use.
If you have any problems or questions on a RP&STL just put in a DA Form
2028, Recommended Changes to DA Publications, or drop PS a line-Connie
and Half-Mast will be standing by to lend a hand.
A deficiency is a fault,
and DA Form 2408-14 is on
uncorrected fault record -
right? So, do we or don't
we record deficiencies on
A SFC D D S
j Dear Sergeant D.D.S.,
.1&, Except on aircraft, the
S maintenance supervisor
-CK decides when to record de-
(' ficiencies on DA 2408-14.
-, On aircraft a deficiency
red X or circled red X
is not permitted on DA
2408-14. Even if a red X
S deficiency is downgraded
to a circled red X for a
one-time flight, it stays on
DA 2408-13. And less-
i serious faults on aircraft
are transcribed to the DA
i 2408-14 only as approved
S by the CO or his desig-
/ NO, I PECIPE WHEN
YOU PUT UNCORRECTED
DEFICIENCY ON THAT
For all other equipment
the maintenance supervisor
decides which uncorrected
deficiencies (faults) will be
transcribed to DA 2408-14
and approves by signing in
column e of the form.
Even though the decision is up to the maintenance supervisor, it's generally
assumed that there's a need for entering an uncorrected fault on DA 2408-14
only on operable equipment. It's also assumed that when there's a deficiency,
steps usually will be taken immediately to correct it (and record correction on
DA 2408-3) or make out immediately a DA 2407 maintenance request to send
the equipment to support. If this is done, no entry of the fault on DA 2408-
14 is considered necessary. (The entry on DA 2404 plus a status entry on DA
2408-1 -if the equipment has one-will show the equipment has a deficiency.)
With a deficiency, the equipment is-by definition-inoperable (nonopera-
tional). Even if the deficiency status symbol is a circled X, the equipment is
inoperable unless released for continued limited operation by command
I DON'T CARE
IF IT DOES HAVE
A 0 SYMBOL THE C,
OLD MAN SAYS
So, it's normally assumed that there would be a need to enter only deficien-
cies with a circled X status symbol or less-serious faults on DA 2408-14. In fact,
if limited operation of the equipment is to be authorized, it's considered advis-
able for command to temporarily downgrade an X symbol deficiency to a
circled X deficiency (re-entering it on the next open line of DA 2408-1 and
signing the new entry) before transcribing it to DA 2408-14.
TEIASO FOR D0LAY
AUTHORIZED (EXCEPT ON AIRCRAFT)
PERMITTED (EXCEPT ON AIRCRAFT) BUT
NOT NECESSARY. EQUIPMENT WILL NOT BE I:
OPERATED WITH THIS SYMBOL ON DA 2408-14
That's the recommended procedure. But, except on aircraft, TM 38-750
doesn't specifically say that any deficiencies (X or circled X) can't be transcribed
to DA 2408-14 even though the equipment remains inoperable as long as
there's an uncorrected X deficiency on the form.
63 Ha/ -
FOR ORDERING A
OF EQUIP' ENT--
IF THERE'S NOi.
ARMY TM. ,
U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Command
ATTIN: AMSME.STD.L Generators
4300 Goodfellow Boulevard Compressors
St. Louis. Mo. 63120 oTractors
U.S. Army Weapons Command
ATTN. AMSW.SMM.T[ Taool
Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, iAl. 61201
U S. Army Aviation Materiel Command Aircraft
ATTN AMSAV-MC Ground Handling
P 0. Box 209 Equipment
St Louis, Mo 63166
U.S Army Tonk-Automoltive Command
ATTN- AMSIA-MW Cars
Warren, Mich. 48090 Trucks
Commanding General Missile--
U S. Army Missile Command Related
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama 35809 equipment
Commanding General .
U.S Army Electronics Command Radios ;
ATTN: AMSEL.ME NMP.AD Teletypes
Fort Monmourh, N J. 07703
Commanding General Ammunition
U S. Army Munitions Command and
ATTN AMSMU-SM-MC Chemical
Dover, N J. 07801 Equipment ,Y
Supply types quick-like, ask for a
copy of AR 735-35-1 (Dec 67), Issue
Priority System. It's a handy, pocket-
sized guide for figurin' UND's (Urgency
of Need Designators). And, the new AR's
exempt from pubs distribution scoop
covered in DA Cir 310-51 (Nov 67), so
you can request your handy guide any-
Mtare OnC 7Thoe t
Those new C-ML-A's (Catalog-Man-
agement Data List-Army), alias "price
lists," won't be effective until 1 Aug 68,
so you can keep using the ML's you now
have until you get the new type. There
may be about 20 volumes in the new
C-ML-A so be sure to check to see that
you have 'em all.
You can bring your No. 2 Supple-
mental tool kit, FSN 4940-754-0743,
up to date by checking SC 4940-95-
CL-A08 (Jul 67).
If you're not sure which AG Publica-
tions Center (Baltimore or St. Louis)
furnishes blank forms to your outfit's
publication stockroom, check Change 6
(Jun 66) to AR 310-1 (Mar 62). Your lo-
cation determines which Center serves
Military Standard Engines, 10 to 20
HP, sometimes get messed-up crank-
shafts from loose flywheel bolts. If you've
a 2A042-11 or -III, or a 4A084-11 or -III,
ask support to torque those bolts to be-
tween 80 and 83 Ib-ft, not 40 to 50
Ib-ft like TM 5-2805-204-14 says on
page 54. See the word in the latest TM.
eo4,cJ" 7teaa 7
If your M17 field protective mask
gives off a copper-colored substance,
don't sweat it. The discoloration is not
a defect it comes from a chemical
used by one manufacturer in compound-
ing the rubber facepiece. Just clean the
mask as often as needed, like it says in
para 35, Ch 6, TM 3-4240-202-15.
Would You Stake Your Life on
the Condition of Your Equipment.
NEVER iNSTALL THEM. OR OPERATES
i ..I:, -.ERE AIR .CAN! .GET .TlO.(r1 1
NEVER REMOVE THE ENGINE'S 'SIROUD
-'". WHIILE IT'S OPERAt iN!.,;.,
.NEVER LET LUBE LEVEL DROP TOO LOW! ''
nu" M .. ." w .ICU
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