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w BIE \DID' ... until he...
HAP "- Started his vehicle
STHE ----' with the radio still on.
Let dirt and sand get on his
ommo weapon dam-
aged, wouldn't fire.
- left a wrench,
a rag, a nut,
a washer or ;
piece of wire
where it got
Didn't clean his M16 rifle every day
and didn't use LSA in the right way.
H. nr FltlSEIRY IIMITIENCE MONTHLY
ide No. 188 13611 S rlie
S IN THIS ISSUE
-GROUND MOBITfY 2-13
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5 cTa, lln o l sW12t1t
,M O .i 14"11 ,102 1,
M10 17 Tank Iltiernipters 21
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AIR MOBILTY 25-27.
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The world's bc4l .'cl-ign engineers 'and the best manufacturing bI iinlu--
try won't mean a thing if the man-you-who uses the gear does not do
the PM that means life to Army equipment.
PM means life to your equipment and to you.
IF YOU ANSWER YES
TO ANY OF THESE
QUESTIONS YOUR RIVER
OF FIRE WILL SOON BECOME
PPjW A TRICKLE,
a r t or o
times, like checking the electrolyte
thr~ ti t. -,I Aedm 1l You'vel. This should b to give done evbattery setupday if
-C .Loosome kind of attennections are easy to spot.
Just latch on with a couple fingers and
t looking at it closave may be enough some real
Taking godlike care of your batrolyteries
ydoesn 't have to take a lot operf time. Youns-at
r can doe a little bit now, a little morendi-
Slater. Over a month, you can give your s
at series a complete goin' over. If youand
Stry to wigglc'el. This little finger exer-
'r #8 /' ~trouble later.
-want to do it all at once, here's the
- e," rundown:
1+ PC ".i i t
0" *MO E
ON YOUR M
Ir7-i r-I r` 1 r?
1. Wire brush your battery hold-downs to
get off corrosion and cracked paint. Use
your blowtorch too. Wear gloves and
goggles. be safe'
2. Soak 'em in your tub- %/2-lb soda to
1-gol water. Then rinse 'em in dean water.
Dry 'em. Now paint 'em with coating com-
4. Clean corrosion off cable terminals and
damps, but don't be too rough on 'em.
Replace damps that're mashed so bad
they don't fit good on battery posts or
when the two ends of the damps hit when
the nut is drawn up.
2. Take off the other cable damps.
1. Keep filler cap vents open so they'll 2. Wash dirt and "electrolyte salt" off your
vent battery gas. Take 'em off and use a battery top with scrub brush and soda
piece of stiff wire. There're baffle-type, water. There'll be foaming from the soda
offset hole-type and one-way-valve-type and acid getting' together. Be careful to
caps. Never put 'em against your mouth keep this soda out of the filler cap vent
to blow 'em out-that electrolyte can holes. Make sure posts are cleaned good.
give you a real bad pucker. Now put the Then flush with fresh water and wipe dry
caps back on and snug 'em down finger- with a cloth. Don't let the soda get inside
tight. the battery.
3. Look 'er over dose for cracks or leaks. Tell your mechanic if the battery's leaking or if posts
are mashed or broken.
Your battery comes with a mixture of acid and water. This mixture is
called electrolyte. In use, you have to add water to bring the electrolyte up
to the right level.
How often do you check your battery's electrolyte level? At least once a
week-maybe even every day when you're operation' a lot in hot weather.
Low electrolyte may be a sign of bad
trouble in your electrical system. If
you're running' ragged rr in' to keep the
electrol rte level up. the trouble ma. be
overcharging. This can kill sour bar-
rerN too. Your mechanic will check to
see if tht olrage regulator needs adjust-
ing or replacing so our generator can'r
oacrchargC the bater-.
Usually you do your electrolyte check with the battery in your vehicle. While
you've got it our is a handy time to see if it needs a drink:
1. Your electrolyte level J3. Battery filler caps back and
should be about /%-in finger-tight.
BACK IN THE HARNESS
Now take it e-a-s-y putting' your bar-
tery back in the vehicle. A good grip
with the lifting strap (or carrying han-
dies). Your battery case is tougher'n
glass but it wasn't made to be kicked
around. Set it down gentle-like in the/
I / SHOULD BE
M NEITrHER TOO
S Too LOOSE
< ^ (aJ A .Z^ --
5o grab ahold of your battery and a
try to move it before you tighten those
hold-downs all the way. If you can
move the battery, tighten a little more.
Quit when the hold-downs are just tight
enough to hold the battery solid.
Kum"_,A MX "
Check your hold-downs every couple
of days to see if they've loosened up.
over the tops of the
2. If your electrolyte's
low, add distilled
dandy if it hasn't been
stored in a metal con-
tainer almost any
clean water s better'n
nothing Not too lull
-you II flood out and
weaken your electro-
lyte, or it'II 'boil over
for sure during charg-
D'you remember when the word was "under the
nut-not under the head"? Not so anymore. Your
cable terminal goes under the head end of the battery
(ABLE clamp bolt. This'll keep it from loosening up so easy.
SUDER Always put your positive cables on first-the
HEAD ground cable last. This's so you won't have sparks
jumpin' all over the place.
Use your 2 small wrenches for tightening battery clamp bolts 'n' nuts. Never
use that big crescent wrench that's in your vehicle OEM; it's almost sure to slip
off and bust your battery top.
Hold the head end of the bolt with
one wrench and turn the nut down with
the other. A little at a time, though.
Take ahold of the cable near the ter-
minal with your thumb on top and your
pointer finger wrapped around. Try to
move the cable by lifting and then press-
ing down. Tighten the clamp bolt 'n'
nut some more if she moves. When you
get 'er tight enough so she won't budge,
give 'er about another 1/4-to-1/2 turn
-then stop, that's enough.
After all that messin' around, check
your clamp-to-post hookup. Take ahold
with your thumb and 2 fingers. Try to
twist the clamp on the post. If she
moves, give 'er the same as you did on
the cable-to-clamp- tighten, check 'n'
tighten. An extra 1/4-to-1/2 turn after
When you want to disconnect
your batteries from the electrical
system but don't want to take the
batteries out of your vehicle, just
take the cable terminal off the
clamp not the clamp off the
AN EYE -
N THESE THEY'RE NOT
GUARANTEED TO W-WHEN YOU'RE
HOOK-UPS STAY TIGHT. BOUNCiNG OVER
But you can buy a little in
suionce Use plastic hanger
slraps to keep cables Irom
swingin and bouncin rh
handy I item s called Sllap
line Supporting FSN 5340 014.
2072 listed in GSA Slack (ala
log lr0t 67) package of 100 IHNGER
for $3 50
NoL) \sIU'- gir \sur clamps snug on
the blattr) posib and )uur cable tlr-
minals tight on the clamps, smear some
ordinary GAA on the clamps and ter-
minals. Get the top, sides and under-
neath. This'll help fight off corrosion.
BEFORE 'Ou WHERE YOUR
BUTTON uP, %iAKE BATTERY GROUND
SURE YOU'iE LOT A CABLE HOOKS UP
TIGHT CONNECTION. TO T MN NE
\ OR FRAME?
Il ~ n -
In this set-up cables have to
be laid on ledge at back of bat-
Make sure rubber grommets tery box as you slide the box
are in place to keep cable from back in. If you slip up, the ... Ledge when you slide the
getting cut on edge of holes. cables will be chopped off by box back into place.
Keep tabs on that battery ground cable hookup and your cable-to-clamp connection and
your clamp-to-post connection ... and your hold-downs... and your electrolyte level ... and corrosion
... and dirt.
1 Hey, you with the grease gun'
what d'ya think of a guy ,ho
cheats at solitaire? -
2 Doesn't make much sense.
Well, what about a guy who
skips lube points in a grasee
S3 This guy's got the grease gun right there
W in his hands. He's already as messed up as
/ he can get. But he's in a hurry -in a big
/ sweat to sit down someplace and clean his
5 But, instead, he studies the plug a minute
(he knows it's a lube point--his LO pin-
points it). He looks around to see if anyone's
watching' and then decides :"T'heck with it.
Won't hurt to skip it this once. Someone
else'll get it next time."
That doesn't make much sense either,
4 He comes to one o' those lube points where
he got to 1. take out a plug, 2 put in a
grease fitting, 3. shoot the grease to 'er.
4 take out the fitting and 5 put the plug
6 Be honest, no* y have to admil, if one
guy II pull this stunt, rhe next guy doin he
lube lob on this piece of equipment may do
the same thing.
7 Sure. it s easier to hit the lube points
that ve got grease fittings in em all the time
You lust wipe off the fitting put the grease
to er and go on to the next one Wipe -
zap wipe zap it s even kind of lun
operalin' a grease gun when you can move
11 Ihr 'he .h is the prop thiaf boerings
shol And .o s rhal ri.-k : musion ,hol She s
goan no place il houl a prop ihoft ex(epl
back to ihe repair shop whfrt ir II 1tl k In,.I
u lot of *oik and nrr pan: to put r bach
S on the road.
All because a guy with a grease gun de-
cided to "skip it this time somebody else'll
, get it next time." ,
8That plug-fitting-plug routine upsets your
smooth operation. You've got your hands full
of a grease gun, a wiping rag, a wrench and
either a plug or a fitting. Then you lay the
plug or fitting down and have to hunt for it.
That's the way she goes, right?
1lUSomeone didn't pay any attention to Note
9 in LO 9-2320-211-12 (Jun 64) where it
"Propeller Shaft Universal and Slip Joints
... remove filler plug at each joint and install
pressure fitting, fill using low pressure gun.
Remove fitting and reinstall plug...
12No matter what kind of equipment you're
lubing, go by your L0--step-by-step and
every step. Get those plug-fitting-plug jobs,
like the clutch release bearing on the G792-
series 10-ton truck, like the front wheel
U-joints and steering knuckle bearing on the
G742-series 21/2-ton truck, like well, you'll
see 'em pinpointed in the vehicle's LO.
This's no game of solitaire. Some other guy
and his mission are gain' to be depending' on
how good a job you do.
Adb 06 ) h
Lost: I raincoat, left hanging on right outside mirror of 5-ton multifuel rruck ineor
intake of fender-mounted air filter).
Found: Shredded remains of I raincoat, inside air filter.
So we remembered your tip in PS 165 about turning the air filter elbow in so Io
points to where the fender and side panel come together. Then that ter'diic sucton
won't pull in leaves, twigs, hats or wigs-or raincoats.
But things get sticky when an inspector comes along and sees "NORMAl on ihe
filter can where the elbow used to point. .i i
So where's normal? r
Dear Specialist L. D. S.,
No sweat. That PS 165 piece said to
loosen the filter cover clamps and then
turn the cover and elbow as one piece
so the elbow points in and down.
If that "NORMAL" is giving you
trouble, just loosen the 2 bands around
the filter can, loosen the bands on the
filter outlet pipe and turn the can 'n'
all so the elbow points where you want
it-and "NORMAL" goes right along
with it. And remember to tighten those
bands back again. .,.2 .
AIR FILTER GASKET...
R LR DUE FOR GLUE?
er ball that ilter cartridge tFSN 2940-974-9669) in the fender-
mounted air cleaner on your G744-scries 5-ion multifuel or diesel truck. You
may have the kind with a gasket on each end. A loose gasket means a bum seal.
Glue it back on.
First. though, clean off the old glue ith trichloroethylene FSN 6810-678-
4418, I gal. in Fed Cat C6800-1L (Jul 67). Clean the groove in the cartridge
too. Let 'em dry.
Then give 'em both a shot of adhesive-FSN 8040-515-2250, 1-qt, in Fed
Cat C8000-IL-A-CB1 (Apr 68) -a thin coat on the parts that're to come
together. Let 'em dry for about 10 minutes. \
7j Put the gasket back on real careful. "
5-TON THROTTLE CABLE
For multifuel engine G744-series 5-ton trucks, you get Control Assy, push-
pull,FSN 2990-911-5628. It's the right length throttle control. You'll find it
in Ch 2 (Apr 67) to TM 9-2320-211-20P.
_HERE'S A BOUQUET OF
TROUBLE-SHOOTINGS IDEAS )-O
FOR EASY-TO-MISS SPOTS.. ,
ON THE M108
Valve Cap Insert-Be sure you check this nylon plug
every time you remove the valve assembly for clean-
ing (meaning after every day's firing or monthly
Sif your M108's on R&R, like the LO says). If the
insert's brittle-hard, or dried out or worn, replace
. it pronto. Matter of fact, it's a good idea to replace
it, anyway, after the cap's been removed about 20
times. FSN 1025-821-2421 fetches the plug. Keep a
couple extra handy at all times.
This insert acts as the locking device for the valve
cap. If it's shot, likely you won't be able to seat the
valve and cap snug in the evacuator chamber.
Incidentally, it's also a
good idea for you crew
members to check a couple
times a day during firing .
to see that the valve cap's
/f tight. If it's not, just snug
up that hexhead.Don't over-
~-- / /
Evacuator Chamber Key Screw -Keep an eagle eye on this screw since it can
work loose during firing.
HERE' 1. Make sure the key and screw 2. If they keep working loose, get
1 COUPLE are installed right. (heck your mechanic to drill a 1/16-
F THINGS em more often to see that in hole in both the key and
'OU CREW hey stay t eight. the screw and lockwire'em to-
YPESJ -CA gether with 41/1000-in wire. /
Breech Operating Handle Pin -If you have trouble "
locking the breech operating handle because this pin
gets damaged or loose and the plunger and stop get
banged up, could be the wrong pin's in there and
it's too small. Get support to replace the 1-1/4-in
pin, FSN 5315-058-6089, with a 1-3/4-in pin, FSN 1- I0tn PIN
5315-850-5754 (like the other spring pin in the FiN 5315 850 5754
handle assembly). This'll solve it.
Breechblock Operating Crank Bracket Screws -These 4
screws coming loose and getting sheared off? Sorry
'bout that! Get your support people to replace these
screws with 4 bolts (FSN 5306-879-6240 P/N
11577991) to hold the operating shaft bracket.
S Support'll also use sealing compound (Grade C per
MIL-S-22-4"3 on the threads and torque the bolts
it to 125 ft-Ibs when ihe install 'em.
ON THE M109
Evacuator Key-Same deal goes for the
M109 as for the M108 about checking
the key and the retaining screen fre-
quently for looseness. If the Ml' 09s
keeps getting loose, get your mechanic
busy with his drill boring 1/16-in
holes in the key and in the head of
the retaining screw. Then wire 'em to-
gether, using the same 41/1000 safety
M10t9- ERS .
HE(' SHY OF
They're redesigning the key and
screw (purring holes in 'cml for easier
safer hiring. The\ ma% nor be in your
suppl) TM ret. but you can order 'em
% ith these stock numbers:
Evacuator Valve--Don't %aste s'r
CAP muscle tightening the hexagon parr of
LD IT the sale when you're putting it back
in. A light hugging pull %ith the
/&6 %,rench is all that's needed. The vale
cap'll hold it in place OK.
If tou do over-righien the valse,
you're apc to srip the recei ing threads.
Then the sale will fall into the cham-
ber and end up ruining the tube.
KEY TO YOUR PROBLEM
It's in the supply system, waiting for iou Honest John guys to request as a
basic issue item for your M386, N1289 or NM3 rocket launcher. That's the
1/16-in socket head screw key needed to open and close the ogise on the IM6
and M6E1 762-MM rocket warhead section. The kei is listed under FSN i1 20
1- k.. _k.
Don't just stand there waiting for trouble. Search it out and destroy it before
it deadlines iour NM10) 15S-NNMM self-propelled howitzer.
Meaning .look for signs of low nitrogen pressure in your weapon's equi-
librator system. Then get support to doublecheck and recharge, if need be.
HERE S II you find it harder to ele- ...
WHAT vote than to depress your how- kee
10 itzer with hand elevation (they libr
o10k should balance) any
... You'll knows che nitrogen pret-
urHIs oo l and the s em needs
You'll know the nitrogen pre-
sure s too lo\ and the system needs
recharging. IF THE
If thar nitrogen pressure's too loa. PRESSURE
'knos, the cquilibrator piston rod' WHAMMBUIL U
likely to bust-and then you %ill hase DEATH -
trouble. \\ hat happens is that the ab- FOR THE
sence of enough nitrogen allows too PISTON /
much oil to be pumped into the system ROD
and the piston rod run, smack against
a solid column of pressurized oil "hen
rh, gun's fully depressed ... % hammo!
SSu, on \our toes. eh?
Or if you find you have to
p adding oil to the equi-
ator system and can't find
Leakage to explain why
e at hydraulic fittings, lines
I piston rod seals) ..
Hey, Gunner, make sure the panoramic telescope on your M102 105-MM
towed howitzer is covered every time you're not using the scope especially
when the rig's being airlifted.
Those lenses are the eyeballs of your scope and they're pretty darned delicate.
Sand and gravel whipped up by the rotor blades will pit the heck out of 'em.
Use the plastic-type cover (FSN 1240-066-4992) or the new canvas-type (FSN
Speaking of covers, if you use the plastic-
type, remember to do something about the con-
densation that's bound to form. Like, remove
the cover every day, dry it out, wipe the lens
and scope dry and then put the cover back on.
The new canvas cover breathes a little better
than the plastic ones, but play it safe and keep
an eye peeled for condensation anyway.
M60/M48A3 TANK TOPICS
If you have an AVDS-2 or AVDS-
2A engine in your vehicle (M60-series
tanks, M48A3, M728 CEV, etc.) listen
up because this may save you some
The fuel injector pump housing can
get beat up because the injector line
bracket screws vibrate loose and en-
large their holes in the pump housing.
Ask your talented company mechanic
to check out bracket 10865316, when-
ever the oil cooler fans are removed.
The 2 screws holding the bracket to
the pump housing should have split
lockwashers FSN 5310-637-9547. They
are listed in Fed Cat C5310-IL-A, Vol 3
(Sep 66) on page 611.
They are not interchangeable with
the other 8 screws on the pump housing
because they mount both the bracket
and the housing so they have to be
1/4 inch longer.
They are listed on page 21 of TM
9-2815-200-35P (Nov 62) in case you
have to ask your support to get some
for you. FSN 5305-721-5488 is the
number, and they are 1-1/8 inch long.
Your company mechanic will put on
the lockwashers and then use torque
wrench FSN 5120-221-7947 from the
special tools set t6 give all 10 of the
screws holding the housing 50 to 60
If loose bracket screws have already
ruined the housing, ask your support
Likewise, whenever the cooler fans
are pulled, call your company mechanic
to torque the screws on the pump
Like all you young bucks know, get-
ting a handhold on the wrong girl can
be mighty hazardous. The same is true
if you get a handhold on the wrong
part of a tank.
The front and rear interrupters on
your M48A3 tanks deflect the barrel of
the .50 caliber machine gun so you
won't shoot out your searchlight in
stowed or mounted position.
can bend or break them and maybe hurt
The same thing goes for the adjust-
ment arm linkage sight between the
periscope and the machine gun on
If you have an M48A3 tank be sure
your support has the rear interrupter
positioned according to Ch 1 (Oct 66)
to MWO 9-2350-224-30/1 (Jul 66).
If you use the interrupters as hand-
holds to climb around on the tank you
M48A3 tanks and on M60-series tanks
with M28C periscopes. It will bend or
break if you use it as a handhold to
climb in or out of the commander's
cupola, and you are likely to damage
that other valuable government prop-
So save your handholding for the
girls, and both you and your tank will
But first this com- "
mercial: It takes team- -iiL e
work between the rifle- A -~ -.
man and the armorer
to keep an M16AI on -
shooting terms with -
Each doing what he's
supposed to do and
doing it right. Kee-
YOU TOO SPEEPVC' 'LET'5
TAKE FIVE AND RE-HASH 5OME
OF THE TROUBLES BUGGING "/-
CO(NI YOUR TRUSTY M16AI... AND
SEE WHAT WE CAN DO ,
WHY AND HOW OF TOUCH-UP
Comes a time in every M16Al's life when it may need a touch of paint to
keep the finish from eating away. Acids from your paw sweat and chemicals
from brackish water and mud work on the aluminum after the anodized
coating has worn off. If the surface gets scratched, the eating action speeds up
... could eat right through the metal.
Here's what you shooters should do: If the muck gets that thick and hard, let
Wipe the metal surfaces a couple your armorer take a whack at it with
times a day with a clean rag or swab
to get rid of fingerprints. Then run '
an LSA-moistened swab over the same
areas. LSA: FSN 9150-935-6597...
2-oz plastic bottle.
USE A SWAB MOISTENED
If your weapon gets scummed up
with brackish or salty water or mud or
the like, wash the metal surfaces with
clean water and rag, if you can, and
follow through with the light LSA
treatment. Then, first chance you get, Finall
ask your armorer for some SD dry- that see
cleaning solvent (FSN 6850-281-1985 gets wo
... 1-gal can) to give it a better clean- wait till
ing job. Then apply that film of LSA. to make
PRO JOB NEEDED
OK, Speedy, here's the way:
First, clean the surfaces real good with Next,
dry-cleaning solvent. (No bore cleaner; it (FSN 80
leaves a film.) Make sure you get rid of all and let
the oil, too, or the paint won't stick. Then put on
air-dry it. SD evaporates pretty fast. TM Li
ent. Never try to scrub it off
STEEL WIRE BRUSH OR
ABRASIVE ON THE OUTSIDE
SURFACES OF YOUR WEAPON
... IT SCOURS THE METAL
AND WEARS OFF THE
y, if the surfaces start to get
dy look-y'know, the finish
>rn through in spots-don't
it's too late: Get your armorer
with the touch-up, pronto.
Either way, be mighty careful you don't get any primer or paint inside the
receivers. Concentrate on the exterior aluminum surfaces.
Let every paint job dry overnight, at least. And make sure it's good and dry
before you give it the LSA-moistened rag treatment.
PLEASE LUBE THESE!
THE FRONT SIGHT/,
TAKEDOWN PIN AND
PIVOT PIN ARE 3 SPOTS
YOU OON'T WANT TO FREEZE
UP ON YOU FOR LACK OF
LUBE.. THEY NEED REGULAR
S 7 GENEROUS POSES OF LSA!
YOUR BABY, ZAPPER YOURS, SPEEDY
Front Sight-Get the habit of Takedown Pin And Pivot Pin-Have
squeezing a couple drops of LSA your armorer put LSA on these
on it every couple of days or so. parts every so often-say, once a
Then push down on the detent and week. The pin, detent and detent
spring a few times to let the lube spring all need LSA.
S PUSH DOWN ONTHE PIVOT PIN T
DETENT AND SPRING
When using a spray can, apply the stuff
in thin layers, not heavy globs, holding the
can about a foot away from the surface. Let
the weapon dry overnight, if you can.
Using a point brush with enamel, also
apply it in a thin smooth coat and let it dry
BEWARE: HEX MAKERS!
Ugh! Word's around that some guys have been dipping the lower receiver in
SD dry-cleaning solvent, trying for a shortcut in cleaning. Other guys have
been using gasoline, diesel fuel, mosquito repellent and such-like to cut the
carbon. THIS'LL DO pi
Nix on these! No good! THE TRICK!
First, CR bore cleaner (FSN 6850- ---
224-6656 ... 2-oz bottle) is all you zap-
men'd better use. It's built to cut carbon
and gook, sure-nuff ... and without de-
stroying the lube protection your rifle's handle it, get Speedy to go to work
innards need. Stick to the poop in para on it with P-C-11IA carbon-removing
3-28 of your TM (TM 9-1005-249-14, compound (FSN 6850-620-0610 .
1 Aug 66, w/5 Changes). 5-gal can).
Second, if things ever get so fouled Everything else is out-far out!
up with gook and carbon that CR won't Reason? Well, why bug up the works?
Sure, Zapper, you're half-right if WIPE
you think keeping your rifle clean and ROUNDS OFF
lubed will prevent jams. But, don't for- EVERY DAY
WITH A CLEAN
get the other half: Good clean ammo WITH A CLEAN
from a clean magazine! OFTEN WHEN
Ammo-Get rid of dented and cor- THEY GET
roded rounds. They'll jam in the cham- SOAKED OR
ber, won't eject. Never put grease or DUNKED.
oil-not even LSA-on your ammo.
This attracts gook that'll foul up the
guts of your rifle. 6
Magazines-Empty 'em every day at least and clean 'em inside and out. Bore
cleaner's great for this. But dry 'em good afterward and-get this! -never
lube the magazine, just the spring ... a very, very light film of LSA applied with
a moistened swab or rag.
Remember: Best way to keep a clean, jam-less rifle is not to let the gook in.
AIR M ABILITY
E 0.1 *
When you're playing peek-a-boo in the boonies with Cong it's easy to get
a snoot full of junk in the oil cooler turbo blower of your Huey.
Even the sharpest eye can miss sand and grass hiding under the oil cooler
engine turbine fan, P/N 204-060-448-3, when you pull a PMD, PMI, PMP
So-o-o-o, Knucklebusters, here are a couple of ways to tell if extra stuff is
a-roosting under the wire assembly, P/N 204-060-592-1.
Hand spin the fan to see if it's goose- 2. With the blower operating put your hand
loose, drum-tight, or cob-rough. Anything on the wire screen. If your arm feels like
suspicious, and you yell for support. it's getting a massage, trouble is afoot.
O-level maintenance types leave the inside of the blower alone, but nothing
says you can't call support if you're not happy with what you feel or find.
If your MO OK's the hand-on-the-wire check keep a close watch on young
mechanics. A bloody stub zaps many a budding wrenchbender PDQ.
Need a PM reminder to check the oil blower? Replacing a binding turbo
blower in Congland ain't healthy a-tall!
Each Army bird in the shop
repairs-or getting the avgas tre
ment-should have a direct-cable-
ground-rod connection to channel st;
electricity to the ground. If you h:
terminals hooked-up piggy-back you
in for a shock!
Every time you clip one terminal
another, effective grounding action
creases for all. Now suppose a mecha
unhooks the terminal that's clip
directly to the ground rod and forge
to hook the others back. Oh no! Oh y
Z-z-z-i-t! or V-o-o-m! You get stuj
or burned .. but good. So never us
piggy-back hook-up system to group
Bare, frayed lead-in wires are j
good ground material, so never clij
terminal to them. If you need me
ground rod cable lead-ins, how 'b4
HE F'GOT TO r-r
for welding 4 engine bonding straps, FSN
:at- 1560-629-4593, to the ground rod.
-to- These 4 direct cable-to-ground-rod con-
itic nections are enough to meet most unit
ive all-birds-at-once maintenance/fueling
You can't prevent static electricity
to build-up, but you can make it harmless
de- with by-the-book-TM 10-1101 (Jul
nic 65)--bonding and grounding proce-
US SEALS --
SFEEL HIGH 'NPR' PLEASE
WITH SKY- JUICE!
Haste makes waste if you reach for JP-4 to clean aircraft neoprene parts-
like bearing seals. The neoprene seals will dry out and give you leaks. Fuels
should never be used for cleaning purposes. You'll find a complete list of
approved cleaning materials in Table 1, Chap 1 of TM 55-405-3 (12 Jul 66).
A HANDFUL OF PM...
WE LIKES THESE DIKES!
Snipping off ends of safety wires with
diagonal pliers is maintenance SOP. But
wire ends drop into cylinders, drive shafts,
moving parts, transmissions ... then trou-
We've come up with a fix that has cut
down on electrical shorts and machine
failures caused by clipped wire ends.
We used a blob of fuel-tank sealing
compound, MIL-S-8802, FSN 8030-845-
3347 and shaped it to fit the jaws of our
dikes. The compound never gets concrete
hard, but remains soft enough to hold the
snipped wire ends. After molding the mix
to the dikes, close the jaws on a piece of
thin plastic until the compound sets-
about 12 hours. For a faster dry/set/use
cycle add more accelerator to the mixture.
Fort Eustis, Va.
IF 0. 0.
(Ed Note- Yessir-e-e. Looks like you've got a real handful of PM. Should pre-
vent a batch of eye injuries, too.)
FLYING HELMET PAINT
^ Dear Sergeant R. O. P.,
You use Enamel, lusterless, OD color,
A Ga e y, m Spec FED TT-E-527. FSN 8010-297-
zt& ,* 4Wj ;\- 0560 will get you a gallon, and FSN
Z e FS',0A/ e OD zt 8010-297-0561 will get you a 5-gal
a4'&-e TM 10-8415-202-13 (Sep.66), tells
you how to repaint and touchup your
% ft-? 4 helmnet.
Ils a nleleded i o1 aorenn pubs
of inream to hong ollonJlal manFe.
conn oDraonnel rhe tfr II compiled
frwm rlnr AG DOilrifln.n Cea er
Buolel.ns fIor compile derat.ils DA
Para JI-4. Ch 4 (D. 671. IMA. rB I.
l.r. DA Pa. J10-6. Ch 2 liar 681. SC'
-ad SMs. DA Pone 3110I IDe 61.
TM 1-AHt-S, FTb. AH-IG.
TM 1-OH6-S, C, Apr. OH-6.
TM 5.320-24-125P. Feb. 100 GMP
TM 5-i20-2276-1. Feb 70.000BrU
IM 5-4600-208-EC. Mar Wolar Punr
TM 5-6665-202-15. C3, Mar. Min
IM 91005:223 12P. Feb.MI4 p.Ile
IM 9-1005.249.14, CS. oM16 Rifle
1M 9.10l.200-ESC/l, Maor MI14AI
IM 9.1400-250-15/3. Moa. N.le er,.
IM 9.1425 250-12l. Mar N.ke Hero
IM 9.1430.501 P/I. Feb. HO-L
IM 9.1430-0--11 SP/1. rc,. Ha-k.
IM 9.1430.)ll.ISP/t, Mari Had
TM9-1440-500-IlP/I Ma har.
TM 9-2300-223-70 CS, rar COA51
TM 9-2300-224-20, C11, Mar, M 13,
M577. M132. M106. M106A1.
IM 9.2300.214-.SC/I. C2 .a..
IM 9 2700-224 ESC/2. C3 Ma.
TM-9-2300-224-ESC/3, C2, Mar,
TM 9-2300-224-ESC/4 C2, Mor,
TM 9-2320-206-ESC/1, CI, Mor,
TM 9-2320-206-ESC/2, Cl, Mar,
M 23 Truck-Tractor.
TM 9-2320.206-ESC/3, C1, Mar,
TM 9-2320-209-ESC/2, C1, Mar, M47,
M59, M372 Dump.
TM 9-2320-209-ESC/6, C1, Mar,
TM 9-2320-209-ESC/10, C1, Mar,
H50 Tank Truck.
TM 9-2320-209-ESC/12, C1, Mar,
TM 9-2320-211-ESC/4, C1, Mar,
TM 9-2320-211-ESC/5, C1, Mar, M51
TM 9-2320-211-ESC/6, C1, Mar, M52
TM 9-2320-211-ESC/7, C1, Mar, M54
TM 9-2320-211-ESC/9, C1. Mor. M52
TM 9-2320-211 -ESC/10, C. Mar,.
TM 9-2320-211-ESC/11, CI, Mar,
TM 9-2320-211-ESC/12, C1, Mar,
M292, M292A1 Van.
TM 9-2320-222-ESC, C2, Mar, M8B.
TM 9-2320-246-ESC, CI, Mar, M274,
TM 9-2350-202-ESC, CI, Mar. M42.
TM 9-2350-208-20P, CS, Mar.
M4802, M48A2C, M67AI.
TM 9-2350-215-20, C2, Jan. M60,
TM 9-2350-217-ESC/1, C3, Mar,
TM 9-2350-224-10, C4, Feb. M48A3
TM 10-1670-213-23, Cl, Apr.
TM 10-1670-224-23, Cl, Apr.
TM 10-8340-211-13P, C1, Mar, Tents.
TM 11-5820-267-15, Mar, PP-804/U
TM ll-5820-738-13, Bob,
AN/TRC-P97 Radio Se1.
TM 11-5985-246-15, Mar,
TM 11-6130.225-12-1, Mor,
PP-2926A/U Battery Charger.
TM 11-6730.226-20P, Mar, Movie
TM 11-6730-228-15, Fb. Movie
TM 55-405-5, C3, Apr, Fixed and
TM 55- 100-209-12-5, Feb. UH-1A,
-, -C, -D.
MODIFICATION WORK ORDERS
5-3810-232-30/1, Mor, Cron.
9-1005-219-30/3, Mar, M48A3. Tank.
9-2320-224-50/1, Mar, M114,
55-1520-204-20/10, Apr. OH- 13.
55-1520-209-40/9, C2, Apr, CH-47.
55-1520-210-30/16, Feb UH-ID.
55-1520-211-20/33, C2, Apr,
55-1520-211-30/15, C2, Apr. UH.IC.
55-1680-255-30/2, C1, Apr, OV-1.
LO 55-1925-203-12, Feb. ALL Marin
58 700-20. Apr, Adopled/Reportable
SC S180-97-CL-ESO, Fb. Auto Mech
TB 38-750-2, Mar, Med Equip Records.
TB 55-1510-209-20/4, Apr. U-21,
TB 750-98.23, Mar, MI51.
TB 750-992-1, Cl. C2, Apr, Rotor
TB AVN 23-65, C2, Apr, Fixed and
Nwot for deyueae! te ou a o/ 9o&Cow
In a pinch it's OK to use Huey (UH-1) Hey, you M16A1 sharp-shooters, be
ground handling wheels to tote your sure you latch on to Change 5 to your
Raven (OH-23) and Sioux (OH-13) ac- TM 9-1005-249-14. (1 Aug 66). It's the
cording to the poop on page 52 of most in plain talk on cleaning and lubing
PS 181. Don't use 'em on the Cayuse and immediate action ... easy-to-follow
(OH-6A) tho, unless the word comes from instructions you can memorize and use
the aviation command on a more suit- for your own best interest.
1.. . .
Come listen to my story,
Come listen to my song,
SAbout a careless driver,
SWho did his engine wrong.
He loved that big ol' engine -
But he lacked driving skill -
S And now that pore ol' engine
Is buried in Boot Hill.
So listen to my story,
So you won't do the same,
And kill a loving engine,
And bring yourself
to shame. .
F RST OF ALL, FOLLOW-
FIRST OF ALL, FOLLOW
YOUR OPERATOR'S TM ON
HOW TO WARM-UP YOUR
ENGINE BEFORE YOU
TAKE OFF"! l
MAINTENANCE IS THE
KEY TO THE WHOLE BIT
AS YOU WILL SEE!P
LEARN JUST HOW HMM... AMP
HOT YOUR ENGINE I SUPPOSE
SHOULD GET...ANP I SHOULD
WHEN YOU NEEP FOLLOW THE
TO COOL IT... PO IT T M FOR A
BY FAST IDLING! GUIPE TO THE
LEARN THE RIGHT .and, on RIGHT... TRACTORS
GEARRANGE SELECTION track vehicles USUALLY RUN HOTTER.
FOR ALL CONDITIONS y'keep tracks THAN MOST OTHER VEHICLES
FROM YOUR TM' adjusted to -SO KNOW HOW FAR
Cut Strain on Y'CAN PUSH 'EM.. AND
th 'ensil neI KEEP THAT PRESSURE CAP
rBAD FAN BELTS MEAN POOR
ENGINE COOLING. KEEP 'EM
TIGHT CCHECK YOUR TM ON
.TENSION). IF THEY'RE RAGGEP,
GET NEW ONES-- REPLACE
ALL NEW MATCHED BELTS
im ___ INSETS.
ON ANY ENGINE...CHECK ITS
COOLING SYSTEM OFTEN!!
KEEP IT CLEAN-NO LEAKSAT
OSE CONNECTIONS,AND USE
RUST INHIBITOR LIKE
TB ORD 651 (ARRIL '64)
WHILE PRIVING...WATCH YOUR
TACH... AVOID OVER-REVVING. )
ALSO USE YOUR BRAKES
AND DOWN SHIFT TO CONTROL
YOUR ENGINE'S RPM GOING
IQ. DOWN HILLS. .
NOW, BEFORE WEGO
ANY FURTHER LET'S
P POST THIS PIN-UP.''/
Lubing and Care, \ "
Do Not Overheat-- .
Keep that Horsepower
And It'll Haul Your
IF YOU WANT TO DISPLAY THIS CENTERPIECE ON YOUR BULLETIN BOARD, OPEN STAPLES, LIFT IT OUT AND PIN IT UP.
PEPENO ON AIR
r KEEP THE ENGINE \
SIDE-PANELS IN PLACE
SAND APJUST 'EM LIKE
YOUR TM SAYS.
TO BE SURE AIR FLOWS
BY YOUR ENGINE THE
RIGHT WAY! .
ON LIQUIP- COOLED ENGINES
KEEP MUD, LEAVES 'N'
BUGS FROM BLOCKING UP
MUP 'N' OTHER
SUCH STUFF OUT
I ENGINE GET ITS AiR
CUT OPF ON' INCLOSURES'
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT GRAPE OF OIL FOR THE
LOWEST TEMPERATURE Y'MIGHT
RUN INTO, AND REPLACE DIRTY
OIL... ESPECIALLY IF IT'S WATER-
WHETHER R PUSHIN'
A GASOLINE OR MULTIFUEL
OR PIESEL ENGINE...THE
AIR IT GETS MUST
HAVE THIS QUALITY.!
SO CHECK FOR
CLOGGEP AIR FILTERS,
OIL OR PRY TYPE.
KEEP THINGS LIKE
LEAVES, PUST, TARPS
'N SUCH FROM BLOCKING
THE AIR INTAKE...
iE ANGRY 46 g qAI
DNCE OER /
Back by popular demand-another top-to-bottom ... outside-to-inside look
at your AN/GRC-46() radio teletypewriter set.
This close eyeballing of, and listening to your Angry 46 is the sort of con-
tinuous PM that'll help you spot troubles--big and little. As you give your gear
the once-over, remember that you're not replacing normal checks and services
you're just adding to them.
Another thing ... what you'll be reading covers the different models of the
Angry 46. So when you come across things like shelter steps .. and your model
shelter doesn't have steps, don't sweat it.
Also ... naturally you'll be on the lookout for dirt, dust, unwanted grease
and oil and rust. And in places where you want to look real dose for the stuff,
it'll be spelled out loud and clear in the pages that follow.
ANTENNA-One or more sec-
tions missing; corroded at
joints; cover missing; ceramic
insulator cracked; mounting
bracket loose; tie down rope
and insulator busted, missing.
EQUIPMENT SHELTER (Over-
all)-- Dented; seams split
open; rivets loose, missing,
EXTERNAL LINES OPENING- Cover loose, cross-threaded,
missing; chain broken, missing.
EXHAUST BLOWER HOOD &
FLUTTER VALVE Hood
missing; valve won't open
and close (should be open
when blower is on), missing.
THAT NEED YOUR
STEPS- Broken, spring won't hold,
HAND HOLD (On top of shelter)-
] Busted, spring weak, missing.
LIFTING, TOWING, TIE DOWN EYES Busted, spring weak, missing.
- Loose, busted, missing. TIE DOWN HARDWARE- Cable loose,
SSLIDING WINDOWS broken, missing; turnbuckle can't be
Can't be opened or adjusted, not fastened, locknuts loose
closed (should be tight after turnbuckle is ad-
justed); hook not in tie down eye, bent
South of shape, latch busted.
HOOD & FLUTTER VALVES
-Valves don't open and
close (should open when
transmitter is on). Missing:
not connected, miss-
FUEL TANK Dented, leaks,
loose on mount; cap missing;
fuel filter dirty, not installed;
shutoff valve hard to turn,
won't work; fuel line clogged,
cracked, dented, leaks; con-
nections loose, leak; hose
storage connector busted.
STENCILED WARNINGS &
DATA & INFORMATION PLATES
-Can't be read, missing. Same
goes for plates and decals in-
hose cracked, not mounted
right; clamps broken, not at-
tached to shelter.
DOOR-Outside hinges broken; inside hinge web strap
shot, missing; mounting hardware loose, missing; air vent
cover can't be opened or closed (should be open during
operation and air transportation), gasket ripped, missing,
filter dirty, missing; filter latch busted, missing; cover
catch (to hold open cover) broken, missing; bracket (for
catch) T-slot battered; snap fastener and spring (to hold
door open) busted, missing; hasps broken; door latch assem-
bly binds, doesn't hold door shut, locknuts loose, can't be
adjusted; handles busted, missing; emergency thumbscrew
can't be turned, missing; fuel tank stowage thumbscrews
can't be loosened or tightened, missing; security locking
pin and chain busted, missing; padlock can't be locked or
unlocked, missing, peep hole can't be seen through, glass
FILTER LATCH INSIDE HINGE COVER CATCH
THUMBSCREW PEEPHOLE I PADLOCK
dust cover cross-threaded,
missing; cover chain bust-
THERMOSTAT- Can't be
adjusted, won't work, not
mounted tight, electrical
CEILING LIGHTS-Can't be adjusted to
different angles, reflectors dented,
cracked, missing; bulbs burned out,
wrong wattage (should be 25 watts),
WIRING & CABLES-Tangled, kinked;
identifying bands can't be read, miss-
ing; insulation cut; wires broken; cable
connectors loose, corroded; pins bent,
busted; connector can't be fitted tight
on receptacle; loop clamps busted, miss-
-Inspection tag not
dated, missing; nozzle
can't be moved; extin-
gui.-her mi: :;,i, clamp
doesn't hold extin-
guisher in place.
ing lights don't slay on
when it s pulled down.
doesn't turn lights off when
door is open; not mounted
SEATS Don't stay against wall when
not in use, not securely fastened to
wall, ripped; seat belt buckle doesn't
hold; belt ripped, missing; retaining pin
and chain busted, missing (seat belt and
retaining pin not on jump seat); jump
seat supports bent, busted.
SECURITY FILE -
'ri:t.iniinjl n won't
turn, numbers can't
be read; drawer
handle and release
busted (same goes
for spare parts
box); reversible .in
for restricted tiles
HEATER (New Model)-Noisy; switches,
indicator lights and reset button-as
well as entire heater-don't work; fuel
line and connections battered, leak; re-
ceptacles dirty, corroded; dust covers
cross-threaded, missing; cover chain
busted, missing; kick plate bent, miss-
ing; vent dirty.
ROTARY CONVERTERS- Noisy, loose,
don't work; air vents dirty, electrical
plugs not connected; receptacles dirty;
floor mounts for converters not tightly
HEATER (Old Model)-ON-OFF switch
won't work, busted; heat control assem-
bly won't work, broken; heater noisy,
won't work; fuel line and connections
beat up, leak; protective screen dirty,
KNOBS & SWITCHES FUSES- Wrong
-Loose, can't be rating, burned out,
turned, missing. missing.
ELECTRON TUBES GROUND STRAPS- SCREWS-Loose, RECEPTACLES-
-Not fully seated, Not fastened, broken, not seated right, Dirty, corroded.
shot, missing. missing; connectors missing.
& WARNING PLATES
& DECALS-Can i te
S F.: r, L
AIR EXHAUST VENT
DIALS & METERS-
Don't work, face dirty,
can't be read;glass
can't be seen through;
lamps don't light,
ing; chain busted,
-Lamp burned out,
Won't lock PRESET
AIR EXHAUST VENTS
don't hold, busted.
AIR EXHAUST HOSES
dry; cover locking
levers don't hold,
(It's needed. Without
the guard, you can
come up with a mean
RF burn I
CLAMP SCREWS &
CLAMPS (For MT-851
Covers and chains
CLAMP SCREWS &
CLAMPS (For MT-851
Dirty, can't be read.
don't work; glass
broken; lamp doesn't
Won't work, lamp
-Won't work, lamp
lever won't hold.
Wm OR I
FUSES-Wrong rating, SWITCHES-Don't RECEPTACLES- GROUND STRAPS-
burned out, missing, move easily, don't Dirty, corroded. Not connected,
work. broken, missing;
MOUNTS-Loose. SCREWS-Not seated DATA & INFORMATION
right, missing. PLATES Can't be
, ------i read, missing.
l Il I .l
Can't be adjusted,
not right (should be
KEYS & SPACE BAR
loose on levers,
ZER & WARNING &
ALL LEVERS (Start-
stop, tight tape, etc.)
Burned out, missing.
-Won't light, lamp
INTERCONNECTING BOX INTERCONNECTING BOX
PAPER TAPE-Ripped, RIBBON SPOOLS-- TAPE STORAGE
not feeding right, Don't reverse GUIDE-Bent out
;i Mm hn fn:! I h k A d
JdllllltU; printed type
hard to read; punched
type holes not evenly
Bent out of shape.
Dry, frayed, torn.
ullecLUll w enll Uo
empties; spool lock
TAPE LID-Can't be
moved up or down.
l apelld us eU .
PUNCH & DIE
punch code and
feed holes in tape.
feed right, ripp(
roll loose. a
KEYS & SPACE BAR
loose on levers;
THUMBLOCK- FUSE ACCESS DOOF
Won't hold. I -Won't stay open
I or shut.
ALL LEVERS (Pres-
sure roller, ribbon PLATEN-Dirty.
Don't do their job.
INKING RIBBON-- speed can't be
Dry, frayed, adjusted to correct
torn. 3,600 RPM.
I ACCESS WINDOW-
RIBBON SPOOLS- can't be seen through.
direction when one I
empties, spool I U
lock won't hold.
I COPY HOLDER-
Can't be adjusted;
S spring weak.
Bent out of shape.
Burned out, missing.
SIGNAL & MARGIN
face dirty, can't be CIRCUIT
read; glass scratched, --Don't
busted, can't be seen
through; lamps don't
Ir LOUDSPEAKER LS-166/U -
SWITCH LOCK (Holds switch
to left when you're operat-
ing crypto)-Broken, miss-
Switch won't work; element
chnt miccino, hnnk misc.
TELEGRAPH KEY KY-116/U
can't be adjusted, corrod-
ed; binding posts corroded;
key missing; leg clamp bent
out of shape, missing.
ELECTRICAL HEADSET H-113/U
tangled, kinked; insulation
cut; wiring broken; connec-
tnr Innac r nrm r haoo
Ilu, o luuJ, co- o eu e
ing; cord stretched; insula- up; connector contacts bat-
BAG CW-206/GR tion torn; wiring broken; tered; headset fits loosely;
BAG (Overall)-Ripped; connector loose, corroded, elements missing; covers
straps busted, missing; battered; connector con- cross-threaded.
buckles don't hold. tracts beat up.
AN/GRC-46() Radio Teletypewriter Set:
TM 11-5815-204-10, Ch 1,3, 5 and 7.
TM 11 5815-2020, (h 1,2,5 and 6.
STM 11-5815-204-20P(Aug 63)
-J TM 11-5815-204-ESC(Feb66)
STB SIG 362 (Jun 631
AN/GRC-19 Radio Set:
TM 11-5820-295-10, Ch 2.
TM 11-5820-295-20, Ch 1,3 and 4.
TM 11-5820-295-20P (Dec 61)
STM 11-5820-295-ESC (Jun 64)
Radio Transmitter T-195)/GRC-19:
r TM 11 5820-335-10, Ch3
TM 11 5820.335 20,(h I
TM 11-5820-335-20P (Jul 65)
TM 11-806, Ch 1 thru 10.
Radio Receiver R-392/URR: 11
|TM 115820-334-10 Ch 2 11
TM 11-5820-334-20, Ch 1-2. ( 1
TM 11-5820-334-20P (Jul 61) 11
Radio Transmitter Modulator MD-203/GR:
TM I1-5820-205-10, Ch 2-3.
TM 11-5820-205-20, Ch 1 thru 3.
TM 11-5820-205-20P Uun 60) 1
Frequency Shift Converter CV-278/GR:
TM 11-5805-210-10, Ch 3.
TM 11-5805-210-20, Ch1.
TM 11-5815-266-20P, (h 1.1
TM 11-5815-238-12 (Dec 651
TM 11-2225-ESC (Jul 64)
AN/GRC-46() Radio Teletypewriter Set:
-5815-204-35/1 (Feb 65) 11-5815-204-35/6 (Jun 67)
-5815-204-35/3 (Feb 65) 11-5815-204-35/7 (Sep 65)
-5815-204-35/4 (Aug 65) (plain and A model only)
model only) 11-5815-224-35/2 (Oct 62)
-5815-204-35/5 (Mar 66)
You can stop scribbling changes in your AR 735-35. The latest PLL (Pre-
scribed Load List) scoop is neatly packaged for you in Change 1 (dated
14May68), to the AR. The change implements DA TWX 822620 (Jul 67),
provides new info and expands on previous instructions. Like for example:
1 A new 2-part form,
DA Form 3318, which
combines the record of
demand card and the
I'M YOUR IT'5
NEW PA PERFORATED
FORM 3318 50 YOU CAN
New PLL Review Period. You now review record of demand cards
quarterly (90 days). That's right, no more monthly reviews. And, when
you're authorized to revise your allowance, based on demand experience,
you count the demands you've had for an item for the last 2 review
periods (180 days).
You review all your cards quarterly, and whether you're authorized
to revise your allowance or not, you draw a line after the last entry for
3 MAC Supply. When the MAC (Maintenance Allocation Chart) says
your outfit is responsible for replacing an item, and the item isn't listed
in the parts manual, you note both the parts manual and the maintenance
manual info in block 0 of DA Form 2765 when you request the item.
4 PLL UND. When stocks of PLL items or on-board spares are at zero
balance you're to use UND (urgency of need designator) B for your IPD
(Issue priority designator) on your request. The AR's new info on supply
priority codes is covered in its Appendix II. Also see AR 735-35-1 (Dec
67) for a handy, pocket size chart on codes.
URGENCY OF NEED DESIGNATORS
Items required to effect emergency repair or re-
B placement of plant equipment essential to providing
Items required for immediate end-use lack of which services for primary weapons/equipment
is impairing the operations capability of the Force Items required for replacement of prescribed load
Activity concerned. The Force/Activity concerned lists on board spares when the item has reached a
can operate only temporarily as an effective unit. zero balance position.
Assigned operational missions and tasks can be ac-
complished, but with reduced effectiveness and ef- Materiel required to repair unserviceable reparable
ficiency. items identified as high dollar value items or critical
items under approved materiel management pro-
Materiel is required to effect emergency replace-
ment or repairs to auxiliary equipment systems and
the item has been identified as essential to the
Items required by the Force/Activity for immediate
end-use to effect repairs to primary weapons and
equipment lack of which is impairing or reducing
the effective accomplishment of assigned mission
grams. This also includes materiel required by
depot maintenance activities to repair materiel if it
precludes the item from becoming critical system-
wide with resultant mission impairment, and is re-
stricted to directed repair programs.
Items required for immediate installation to effect
repair or replacement of auxiliary training equip-
ment lack of which would reduce or impair an as-
signed training mission.
Codes For PU Slock s
IRT5 CODES --- --
DR YOUR o .,,
-MS (Minimum Stockage). This code identifies TM items you must
stock based on equipment density.
-DS (Demand Supported). This one continues to call out the fringe
items-the "as required" items, plus the TM items which you can't
stock because your equipment density is too low. In other words, DS
identifies items you stock only after you collect demand info on 'em.
-HD (High Dollar). PLL items costing $200 or more, and recover-
able items coded "T" in TM's take this code. And, stockage of those
babies is strictly by the TM allowances. You can't change it like you can
on MS and DS items.
IT'P BE NICE f STOCK BY
STO HAVE A LOT THE BOOK.
OF THESE ON
Initial Allowances. Once you establish your initial allowances for MS and
DS items, the quantities become your minimum allowances for those items.
And, your initial allowances are static for the first 2 review periods. During
that spell you neither raise nor lower your allowances.
At the third quarterly review, however, you can use the demand info
for the last 2 review periods (180 days) to adjust your allowance. But, and
watch this closely... your initial allowances remain your minimum
stocks for 4 review periods.
FIRST SEND THIRD F1RTIL
REVIEW J REVIEW REVIEW
90 D90 DS 90 DAYS 90 DAYS 90 DAYS
AT THE THIRP AT REVI, TH
REVIEW PERIOP- YOU DEM P IFO
TOTAL CUMULATIVE ALLOWS IT, YOU
V PEMANDS FOR THE CAN REL.-A J ST
LAST ISO PAYS.R JUST BELOW INITIAL.
STOCKS AS NEEPEP, ELOW IIACES.
BUT NOT BE W OW ANITH OK OF MAJOR
INITIA ALLOWANCES. IT OK OF MAJR
After the first 2 review periods you can increase your allowances as
much as called for by demand records, and you can lower 'em- but,
you can't go below your initial allowance until after an item has been'on
your PLL for 4 review periods.
Furthermore, with MS items (even after 4 review periods) your local
supply SOP needs a major commander's OK before you can cut stocks
below your initial allowances.
With DS items, tho, you don't need a special OK. If demand info
allows it, the AR says you can go below your initial allowance after
you've had an item for 4 review periods.
Revising Allowances. Once you're authorized to revise allowances you
work it this way:
D A. ;- .. R' O18F A ,r I,",
FIRST REVIEW -0 .
SEC RND E"W' -- -E''O
0 ,91 52 V --
.Ttrj 7 THIRD REVIEW
SECOND REVIEW r
5 _2 A
At the quarterly review you
draw a line under the last entry
for the period, and you add up the
cumulative quantities for the last
2 review periods.If it's necessary to
make a change you get your new
allowance from the last column in
the AR's Authorlized Stock Levels
ITEMS USE m U. cU1 J. b
ALL THE f ch 3 t2 I .Oc- ,
RIGHT THRU / ., ,--
The table covers up to 2 review periods.
(180-days) and from 3 to 100 items de-
If your demands total over 100 use the
table's allowance for 100 items, plus its
allowance for the figure you have over 100.
For example; for a total of 150 items de-
Deleting MS, DS & Obsolete Items.
After 4 review periods MS items
will be deleted from your PLL if
they've not racked up the mini-
mum of 1 demand during 2 review
periods. But, here your supply SOP
needs the OK of a major comman-
der. And, if the deleted items are
not otherwise demand supported at
supply support, the items will be
stocked at some other level of sup-
ply within the command. That's so
the items will be within whistling
distance if you need 'em again.
If only 1 or 2 items were de-
manded during the most recent
180-days, no increase is authorized.
And, any stocks of 3 or more will
be reduced to 2.
However, to keep an MS or DS
item on your PLL all you need is
1 demand for 1 each during 2 re-
handed during 180-days you-
ADD 8 (the table's allowance for 100
items demanded in 180-days).
PLUS 4 (the table's allowance for 50
items demanded in 180-days).
SO... 12 is your revised allowance.
I CAN GET
'EAA AGAIN ?~'
You don't need a special OK to review periods.
cut DS items below your initial Any stocks of deleted items that
allowance after you've had 'em for you have on hand you immediately
4 review periods. You can also | turn in as excess. Ditto any parts
cross 'em off your PLL (after 4 that become obsolete and parts that
re iew periods), if vou'le had no belonged to equipment that you no
demands for 'em during 2 current longer support.
Seasonal, D/L 8 Stored Equipment. H EAI L
Lack of demand experience doesn't WRAI NY
count for repair parts for equip- SEASON
ment that's been out of action HITS!
deadlinee, administrative storage,
etc.) for most of the previous 4
review periods. You hang on to
those parts so you can support the
equipment when it gets back on
And, you also hold on to author-
ized stocks of seasonal items for
your equipment. Foreusting Spe Sea sonal
Needs. It's up to you to alert supply
support ahead of time on seasonal
supplies that you'll be needing.
Same goes for any other anticipated
10 PLL Exceptioni. To take care of or special PLL demands. Support
equipment r pe or densir changes, has to know how much of what
or a hen called for b. geographical you'll need, and also when the tuff
or technical changes, a major cor- should be on hand. The early ar.
mander can set up exceptions to the ing will help support to rusted up
AR's SOP on adding and delet- the stocks in plenty of time to meet
ing PLL stocks-paras 6-6a and your delivery date. And, to fore-
6-6d( I. So. aatch your local sup- cast needs as accurately as possible
ply SOP real close like. you can use previous seasonal de-
CHECK mand experience, or any other
S HEADQUARTER5 usage info you can find covering
AND SEE IF THE similar special needs.
CO ISSUED AN'Y
-Constraint of Supply Re-
port. This report sends info on
supply problems to higher head-
quarters. And, the report is due
within 2 workdays after the snag
shows. It reports any temporary or
unusual situation, or interference
that blocks or slows up the flow of
normal supply demands... or, any
snafu that limits your outfit's capa-
bility to prepare or submit PLL
requests to supply support.
OU6HTA NOT WAIT
ANY LONGER AND
SEND IN A CONSTRAINT
OF SUPPLY REPORT.'/(
In other words, your CO starts
the ball rolling by reporting to his
higher-ups when there's any prob-
lem-personnel, storage, preser-
vation, safekeeping, money, etc.,
with a pending routine request.
The CO's report also tells how long
he expects the restriction to last.
Replies to reports-from up the
ladder-will help the CO to get
out of the bind.
This means supply support takes a
reading of your requests that've
been due-in for over 30 days. Then
they send you a list (or cards)
covering the status of all your
You review the reconciliation
request and tell support what due-
in's you still need, and which ones
you're canceling. And you tell sup-
port to cancel any due-in's that are
listed on the request, but no longer
current on your records.
And, you also ask them to pick
up any due-in's that are in your
suspense files, but not listed on the
reconciliation request. With those
instructions tho, you'll have to pro-
vide a duplicate of your original
request, with the document inden-
tifier code AP1 in block D, and
advice code 2P in block 22.
Instead of providing a list or
cards, the support types may just
ask to match your suspense files
with theirs. But, whichever way it's
done, they'll give you the details on
handling your end of the due-in
weout, this code DOI N'
oS- S Ipelleally ReadY
-SNot operations ly
says, ad it's use on supply
sactioS c ering the weapo ns
SuyPLPe covering the di v to -Automated PLL. Yep, the
tra 5 listed in Pede however, day has come. Where the means are
Ssys Th e board for handy anybody's PLL can be auto-
esn't apPLY aros it's used only mated. That means, for example,
the weapons systems; needed to get that in addition to preprinted DA
to request the ite ready status. Form 2765's, the title inserts for
e systemsback o PLL items will be preprinted also.
And, that about rounds up the new PLL poop... keep it in mind 'cause
you should have the AR Change about now.
For one, remember that your PLL is normally set up to provide only 15 days
of supply, and your authorized stocks must be on hand or on order at all times.
Your initial allowances, based on equipment density, are listed in your equip-
ment TM's. The minimum stockage (MS) items show an allowance either in
round numbers, or in terms of a factor for 100 pieces of equipment.
Items that you can have for immediate use only are listed with an asterisk (*).
And, with demand experience, of course, those items become demand supported
To put a proper PLL together you need the supply publications for all the
equipment your PLL supports. You find the supply publications listed in DA Pam
310-4 (the index to TM's, SM's, TB's, SB's, etc.) and in DA Pam 310-6 (index
to supply catalogs and supply manuals).
YOU CAN ALSO FINP
; RELATED SUPPLY PUBS LISTED
l IN EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
MANUALS... LOOK FOR 'EM
IN SECTION OR PARAGRAPH
You need DA Form 2063-R to list the items you're authorized to stock.
The form is set up in FSN sequence, and can be typed or made out in pen
Using your supply pubs you first make up a separate DA Form 2063-R for
each different type of equipment you're concerned with. And those lists are your
PLL worksheets. For tank-auto equipment, of course, you use TM 9-2300-223-
20P, the consolidated list of repair parts, as your worksheet.
From the info in the separate worksheets and the TM you compile a single
consolidated PLL on a fresh DA Form 2063-R.
BEFORE YOU MAKE UP
THE CONSOLIDATED PLL,YOU s
SCREEN THE SEPARATE LISTS .
AND THE TM WORKSHEET FOR
ITEMS THAT ARE USED BY MORE
THAN ONE TYPE OF EQUIPMENT. I ,o \ ,.,
Then you combine the allowances for those common items into one total.
way you'll have a single PLL entry for the FSN's concerned.
PRESCRIBED LAD LIST 1. Date 20 My 1968
.- -I 4r..-, I.. Tec.nCa i L--,.-
After you make up your consolidated PLL you can toss out the separate work-
sheets. Or, you can keep 'em for awhile, if you find 'em useful... or, of course,
if local PLL SOP says to keep 'em. The TM you keep, natch. It's not only a DA
pub; it's a fountain of supply info and can also be used over and over as a
worksheet to revise tank-auto PLL allowances.
And, you make out a consolidated PLL in the number of copies
needed to satisfy your outfit and your supply support.
With manuals that quote 15-day allowances in round numbers and use
equipment density columns, you've got it made. To find your MS allowance
you simply check the column that covers your equipment density.
IF THE ITEM SHOWS '?
SAN ASTERISK, OF COURSE
VOU CAN'T STOCK THE ITEM...
YOU'LL REQUEST IT AS
1 ~ NEEDED.
.. ..U '.** o.
And, when you have the first de- mands for the item-anytime within
mand for the item you make out a 2 current review periods-the item
record of demand card for it. You keep becomes a DS item and qualifies for
the card in your fringe item file, and your PLL. That means, the item goes
when you've recorded 3 separate de- on your PLL at the time you record the
And, all you do to find your initial allowance for a DS item is check the
AR's Stock Levels table. Then you complete the title insert on the item's record
thiof demand card and transfer the DA Form 3318 to your visible index file.demand.
2ND DEMAND CURRENT
3RD DEMAND PERIODS VISIBLE
And, all you do to find your initial allowance for a DS item is check the
AR's Stock Levels table. Then you complete the title insert on the item's record
of demand card and transfer the DA Form 3318 to your visible index file.
At the time you request your initial allowance on a DS item, you notify
support that the item has qualified for your PLL. You can use DA Form
2063-R to send PLL changes to support, or you can use a DF (DA Form 2496),
or whatever type of written message is most convenient for your SOP and
The Fringe File
You keep fringe item cards in FSN sequence, review 'em quarterly and toss
out any cards that have had no demands within 2 current review periods.
Any suitable box, drawer or file folder that'll keep the cards orderly will do
for this file.
In manuals that list allowances in terms of a factor for 100 pieces of equip-
ment, you have to use the pub's formula and do a little pencil work to find your
15-day allowances for MS items. You'll find the formula illustrated in the AR's
para 6-5, and also in the TM's, but briefly, you work it like this-
Multiply the quantity of equipment you have (that uses the part), times the
factor listed in the TM. Then divide that figure by 100, and the answer you
come up with is your 15-day allowance.
USES PART TM
XX FACTOR DAY
IIII I- 15 ALLOWANCE
When the formula allows you .5 for your equipment density, you're auto-
matically authorized an initial allowance of 2. And, in fact, your initial allow-
ance is 2, when the formula answer ranges from .5 through 2.4.
THE 2.4 FIGURE
YOU FIGURE F
LIKE SO! OAn Answer Authorizes
From: Stockage of:
.5 thru 2.4...........2
2.5 thru 3.4...........3
3.5 thru 4.4............4
4.5 thru 5.4...........5
An&, so on...............
If the complete answer comes out under .5, you're not authorized to stock the
item, but you can order it as needed. And,once you have a demand for the item
you set up a record of demand card for it in your fringe item file. And, then you
can get the item on your PLL by using the same fringe item routine that you
use for getting "as required" items into your stocks.
WHO The CO responsible for the prescribed load is the
CHANGEP approving authority for the PLL. And, a PLL is
MY PLL 2 due at supply support within 3 days after it's been
The support types review your consolidated PLL
when they receive it, and they're authorized to cor-
rect FSN's, nomenclature, etc., delete items that
are used at higher maintenance levels only, and
otherwise help to polish up your PLL.
SEPARATE OUTFITS GET SEPARATE PLL Stocks & Records
RECORDS AND LOADS
PLL stocks and records belong where the men,
tools and maintenance equipment are authorized for
organizational chores. And, when separate units in
an outfit are authorized to do their own organiza-
tional maintenance, their separate PLL's and records
may be centrally located-for all around conven-
ience, economy, etc., but the PLL stocks and records
S will not be combined ... they'll be maintained sep-
arately for each unit.
DA Form 2765 ABOUT THAT!
WE DON'T HAVE
When the machinery is available rTHE MACHINERY
support may provide 2 preprinted DA PREFER OUT HERE... YA
Form 2765's for each item on your A ,OTA rPILL THE
PLL. And, anytime you use a preprint PREPRINT. FORM YOURSELF.
form they'll replace it when they issue
DA Form 3318
The new record of demand and title have regardless of who or what
insert card is easy to use You make satisfies your demands. For example,
out a card for each different item DX items, SALTI items, items you bor-
on your PLL and use the cards to row from a neighbor, and any items
keep track of all the demands you you (yourself) may have to cannibalize
IT WAS AN
EMERGENCY- SO I
CANNIBALIZED IT. OK,
in an emergency... all are recorded on
You can keep the cards in alphabet-
ical or FSN sequence, whichever suits
your operation best. Any preprinted
DA Form 2765's you get from support
you can keep in the visible index file
along with the record of demand cards
the preprints cover.
You can use colored tabs in the file
to clue you on an item's stock status-
due-in, zero balance.
\ II 5 The Document Register
Your document register, DA
Form 2064, keeps tabs on your ETABS
t TABS ..
requests for issue and turn- ON
in. The only transactions you YOUR
don't record in the register are REQUESTS f
your DX swaps with support. FOR ISSUE
DX'd items you handle on DA AND
Form 2402 and you record 7URN-N.
only on your record of demand
Serial numbers authorized for the register run from 001 through 999, or
0001-9999 daily, as needed by your outfit. Your outfit, of course, may assign
you a specific block of serial numbers, within the authorized range, for your
PLL document register. And, you use the Julian date followed by the document
serial number to make up your organizational document numbers.
8166-001 or 8166-0001, is the doc-
FOR ument number for the first trans-
EXAMPLE -. action you record in the register on
14 Jun 68.
You need 2 due-in suspense files. A
temporary file for the DA Form 2765's
support returns to you with due-in info.
In this file you keep the cards by your
organization document number.
When due-in items come in you correct the due-in notes in your document
register and in the record of demand cards, and toss out the due-in cards in your
Your No. 2 due-in suspense file holds copies of your requests which support
converts to MILSTRIP requisitions (AR 725-50).
That means support has sent your request further on up the supply line, and
from there on your request will be handled by support's requisition number.
You file these cards by support's requisition number.
If a request that goes MILSTRIP has any previous due-in cards in your tem-
porary file, you'll have to toss out the old cards, and add support's requisition
number to your document register info.
When you receive supply status cards on a request-that is, new DA Form
2765's with specific supply info on a due-in request-you file the latest card
in front of any other cards you may have on the request.
Supply status cards bring you all kinds of important info on your due-in
requests, but the info is mostly in code so you have to be real hep on status
code talk. All the code info you'll be concerned with, of course, is laid out for
you in Appendix I and IV of AR 735-35 and in your local supply SOP.
And, when you want to initiate follow-up or cancellation action on a request
you use the latest due-in card you have on the request.
Your suspense files are also very important when it comes to reviewing sup-
port's reconciliation requests. (See page 55).
When all the due-in items are received on a request, you complete the info
in the document register and the record of demand card and destroy the cards
in the suspense file.
The physical check of PLL stocks is 106... 107...
due semiannually, or as called for by the ... O8...
CO. When you pull an inventory, the
record of demand cards get the Julian
date and the note "inv" in column a,
the current accumulated demands in
column c and the inventory count in
PLL's for each different type vessel
are set up and maintained by the vessel
supply officer. And, the initial PLL
allowances are as authorized by the
The on-board spares are listed on the
PLL's, but the items are identified, as
such, on the list. And, on-board spares
are supposed to be stored aboard the
OFFICER IN THIS
If you're required to set up and main-
FOR PLL DOPE tain special loads, your local supply SOP
ON MIASILE OR will tell you how many extra loads
SEE THE AR', you'll keep, how you'll set 'em up, and
PARA 6-7. how you'll maintain, inspect and inven-
tory the stocks.
The AR's SOP on handling special
.-, loads is covered in para 6-9.
Q:1M 0R >
SPIL CHECK- LIST
AR 735-35 (Oct 65), and its Change 1 114 May 68). And, remember,
when instructions in other supply pubs disagree, the AR has the lost word.
Your local supply SOP.
.. The shelf-load of supply pubs for the equipment your PLL supports, and
f current copies of DA Pam 310-4 and DA Pam 310-6, indexes for supply
.. DA Pam 310-10 (May 64) Guide for Publications Supply Personnel, and
AR 310-1 (Mar 62), general policies on publications, to help you get
squared away on ordering publications, pin-point distribution of pubs, etc.
....... A Pom 750-1 (Jun 64), PM Guide for Commanders, Section VII.
.......A Form 2063-R, for working up your TM authorized allowances and
making out your consolidated PLL
........ DA Form 2765, Request for Issue and Turn-in. The single line item supply
........ DA Form 2402, The Exchange Tag for identifying your DX Items.
.. DA Form 3318, Record of Demand and Title Insert.
........ DA Form 2064, your document register.
........ Record of Demands File. You can use the cabinet or book type visible
index, depending on the size of your operation. For supply info on
visible record equipment, see Fed Cat C7460/90-IL
........ Fringe item file. For the record of demand cards you make out on "as
........ Two Suspense files. One is a temporary suspense file for due-in
requests from your immediate supply support. The other is for MILSTIIP
due-in requests. Like with the fringe item file, any suitable box, drawer
or file that'll keep the cards safe and handy, will do for this file.
On your toes there, you M134 Minnie
Gun 45J's. Make positive you've got the
right plunger and spring in the right
clearing solenoid (FSN 5945-922-8056)
in your subsystem's feeder/delinker.
The Lisk solenoid has a .748-in diameter
plunger, while the Electroid company's
has a .779-in diameter. If you goof and
put the smaller one in the bigger hole,
there'll be room for sand and dirt to
tip, bind and freeze the plunger in the
solenoid case. Result: The gun might not
clear and somebody'll get hurt!
Keep this in mind: One solenoid'll
operate as well as the other when used
as a complete assembly, BUT the parts
of one won't-repeat WON'T-work
with the other.
Even less sweat now getting supplies
of LSA semi-fluid (Weapons Oil Medium)
lube oil and CR rifle bore cleaner handy
for PM-ing your M16A1 rifle. These
goodies now also come in 2-oz plastic
squeeze bottles under FSN 9150-935-
6597 for LSA and FSN 6850-224-6656
for the CR. Tuck 'em in your ammo
pouch, pocket or gear ... and use 'em
SEngie Moutt tiXx-U
About face with the deep notches on
Seminole (U-8) rear engine mounts, page
40, PS 186. On your PE, be sure you
see notches in the mounts as you face
N16,4 1ife R Movies
Seen any good movies lately? Try
these: TF 21-3907 and TF 21-3908, a
2-part production starring the M16A1
rifle. Part I covers care and maintenance
and Part II offers field expedients.
To get filter elements for your D7E
tractors, use FSN 2940-849-3293, Cat
P/N 4S5348, and put Routing Identifier
Code S9C on your request. Nomen-
clature is Element, Air Cleaner-and
that's a new number the catalogs and
TM's are picking up.
A4dapt Foir 6wa 4nt
Push that puzzled look aside, you
equipment calibratin' types, and feast
your eyes on SB 11-611 (Nov 67). The
supply pub gives you a picture spread
of all types of adapter cables, connec-
tors, jacks and plugs, as well as their
Would You Stake Your Life on
the Condition of Your Equipmnent?
* ..* I
PM IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP!
a little touch-up
is heap good
Stood much spit pois...
tire painting... al take
more time than theyte
DO YOUR PM...AND
SKIP THE GLITTER!