NEWS | March 15, 2021

Strykers: Prevent N2 Gauge Damage with Simple Fix

U.S. Army Specialist Matthew Severo (left) and Private 1st Class Rider Mead load 120-milimeter mortar rounds into their Stryker vehicle Aug. 12, 2019, during a ground combat training exercise at the Orchard Combat Training Center near Boise, Idaho.

All M1129A1 MCV, M1251A1 MCVV and M1252A1 MCVVA1 Stryker mortar carriers have been upgraded with an N2 gauge that allows Soldiers to monitor gas levels in the 120mm mortar’s RMS6-L recuperator.

The N2 gauge helps make sure the cannon functions the way it should. But the gauge is frequently banged up by blunt objects or hard surfaces. A broken gauge makes the recuperator non-mission capable (NMC).
 
A broken gauge makes vehicle NMC
A broken gauge makes vehicle NMC

But there’s an easy and inexpensive solution that uses a piece of standard rubber hose to protect the N2 gauge from damage. Simply cut a piece of 1.25-in diameter hose to length and slide it around the N2 gauge.
 
Cut piece of 1.25 in. diameter hose to length and slide around gauge 
Cut piece of 1.25 in. diameter hose to length and slide around gauge 

Be sure the hose rises above the face of the gauge.
 
Be sure hose rises above gauge face
Be sure hose rises above gauge face
 
Order hose with NSN 4720-01-586-7112 
Order hose with NSN 4720-01-586-7112 
 
If you don’t have a hose that’s the right size laying around, you can order 1.25-in diameter rubber hose with NSN 4720-01-586-7112.