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Cables need slack

Cables need slack – Ah-64a/D … Mechanics, to stop cable chafing and broken connectors in the right and left forward avionics bays (FAB), give ’em a little slack and protection. When you inspect your Apache’s FWD components, look for slack, chafing and tight cable wire bundles. If you locate problems, remove the connectors and pull […]

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The Preventive Maintenance Monthly: Battery choices!?

Battery choices!? Dear HalF-Mast, In PS 638, (Jan 06), on Page 45, you gave some choices For 5-, 10-, 15-, 30-, and 60-KW tactical quiet; generator (TQG) batteries. You did not mention the 12-volt battery, NSN 6140-01-485-1472. It’s currently used in 2 1/2-ton trucks and ca11 be used in almost all military vehicles. I think […]

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The Preventive Maintenance Monthly: AKO mail available three ways

AKO mail available three ways Deployed soldiers know how long it can take to load AKO and then its email package. Of course, AKO mail can be forwarded to other .mil addresses. But for deployed soldiers that may not be a good option. You can cut down as much as 30 percent of the AKO […]

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The Preventive Maintenance Monthly: Mobile kitchen trailer help

Mobile kitchen trailer help Setting Up the Kitchen * Tow the MKT with a 2 1/2-ton truck. A bigger truck can beat up the corners of the trailer when you turn. * If you can’t find firm ground and have to park your trailer on soft ground, the leveling jacks can sink and your kitchen […]

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The Preventive Maintenance Monthly: Advanced combat helmet … a new helmet for a new age

Advanced combat helmet … a new helmet for a new age Some new headgear is making its debut in the Army. Called the advanced combat helmet (ACH), it’s replacing the old PASGT kevlar helmet. Maybe you haven’t seen an ACH yet, but it’s not too soon to get acquainted. Here are some of its features: […]

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The Preventive Maintenance Monthly: M88A1 ECD rods

M88A1 ECD rods Need some replacement rods for the M88A1’s exothermic cutting device (ECD) listed in TM 9-2350-256 10’s additional authorization list? Order ’em with these NSNs: Size (inches) NSN Qty 1/4 x 22 3439-01-325-7641 * 25 3/8 x 18 3449-01-346-2545 50 3/8 x 36 3439-01-325-7642 25 * Order on a DD Form 1348-6 and […]

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Strainer stays put

Strainer stays put Don’t remove the strainer from the excavator’s fuel tank when you refuel the vehicle. The strainer keeps dirt and crud from getting into the fuel tank during refueling. It also has a guide rod that helps you leave room in the tank for fuel expansion. The guide rod slides up the strainer […]

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The Preventive Maintenance Monthly: PS is online for you

PS is online for you [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Caption: PS WAS DESIGNED TO BE SMALL AND EASILY CARRIED BY SOLDIERS IN MOTOR POOLS, ARMS ROOMS, OR TO THE FIELD. THE COMING OF THE INTERNET AGE HAS ALLOWED US TO GIVE SOLDIERS AN EASILY ACCESSIBLE REFERENCE TO THE PS LIBRARY. YOU CAN GO ONLINE TO READ PS […]

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Winches, wings and other things

Winches, wings and other things Your container kitchen (CK), NSN 7360-01-473-3408, comes with a newly designed winch that lowers and raises the CK’s wings. Learn to use it the right way or you could damage the winch or bind the cable. The first step in your education is to understand the operating procedures in TM […]

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Use the right brake fluid

Use the right brake fluid BFS, provided under MIL-PRF-46176B and also known as DOT 5 brake fluid, replaced the old brake fluid. V-V-680, also known as DOT 3 or DOT 4. BFS is more stable at high temperatures and won’t absorb water. So, when it’s time to add brake fluid to a master cylinder containing […]