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M109A6/A7 Paladin: Variable Recoil Maintenance Changes
By | July 22, 2022
Maintainers, note that there are updated maintenance procedures for the M109A6 and M109A7 howitzers’ variable recoil and variable recoil housing. Continue reading to find out more about the important changes...

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M109A7 Paladin, M992A3 Ammo Carrier: Avoid Damaging QDs
By | July 20, 2022
Mechanics, there have been hydraulic oil leaks where the quick-disconnect (QD) coupler, NSN 4730-01-657-6292, threads into the manifold, NSN 2590-01-652-4858, on the M109A7 Paladin’s and M992A3 ammo carrier’s cooling system...

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M109A6 Paladin: Don’t Forget Segment Board Cleaning
By | Dec. 16, 2019
Crewmen, dirt, sand, oil and condensation tend to collect on your Paladin’s slip ring. As the cab is traversed, that crud builds up on the segment board and shorts it out.  Things only get worse from there...

A Paladin M109A7 Artillery System assigned to Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, out of Fort Riley, Kan. stationed in Toruń, Poland conducts security during a field artillery table-12 certification March 13, 2019. Artillery certifications such as this take place on each unit level to ensure that the battalion as a whole is a lethal fighting force able to respond to any situation in support of the NATO effort in Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremiah Woods)
M109A7 Paladin/M992A3 Ammo Carrier: Replace Just the O-Ring, Please!
By | Nov. 26, 2019
Photo by Sgt. Jeremiah Woods This article can potentially save your unit $2100Mechanics,When working on the hydraulic cooling fan for the M109A7 howitzer and M992A3 ammo carrier, you’re supposed to inspect the O-ring face...

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M109A6 Paladin: Set Lube Points In Your Sights
By | July 30, 2019
Crewmen, out of sight often means out of mind. That’s not good when it comes to the hidden or hard to reach lube points on the cradle mount bearings of your M109A6 Paladin...

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M109A6 Paladin: Don’t Idle the Lube
By | July 22, 2019
Crewmen, your Paladin’s idler arm and housing can take a beating during missions. That’s why you need to show it some TLC during semi-annual checks and services. There are two lube points for each idler arm and housing...

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M109A6 Paladin: Don’t Neglect Friction Linings
By | July 22, 2019
Dear Editor, of all the things Paladin crews need to check out during PMCS, one of the easiest to overlook is the cannon tube’s travel lock friction linings. The friction linings cushion the tube when it’s in the travel lock,...