An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Articles
Have a Soldier/Warfighter who takes pride and ownership of their assigned equipment? Then nominate them for PS Magazine's "I Own This" recognition program. Click HERE to learn more.
PS Magazine poster image which links to the posters page at
Click on image above to view and
this and other posters
Would you stake your life, right now, on the condition of your equipment?
NEWS | Sept. 20, 2022

M88A2 Recovery Vehicle: Wrong Bolt? File PQDR

BLUF: Ordering NSN 5305-00-975-1764 for the M88A2 nosecone’s level winder control valve sometimes brings the wrong size bolt. 

Soldiers maneuver a M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle
Photo by Sgt. Daymeon Evans

Some units are getting a bolt that is too long and too large in diameter when ordering the level winder control valve in the M88A2 recovery vehicle’s nose cone using NSN 5305-00-975-1764. The bolt (listed as SCREW, SHOULDER in the TM) is shown as Item 13 in Fig 336, Level Winder Guard and Roller Bracket Assembly, of WP 0337 in TM 9-2350-292-23&P-2 (May 22). You’ll know pretty quickly if the bolt is the wrong size because it won’t fit in the bolt hole.
File PQDR if bolt won't fit
File PQDR if bolt won't fit
If your unit receives the wrong bolt, be sure to submit a Product Quality Deficiency Report (PQDR). You can submit one electronically at the Product Data Reporting and Evaluation Program (PDREP) website HERE, but you'll first need to request access.
Want to get better search results faster? 
Click the link below to access our "how to" guide
After entering a keyword, you must hit or click the Search bar/box below for the function to work.
Simply hitting Return won't yield results.
Note about links to archive articles

If you come across a link to a pre-2014 PS Magazine issue or article that uses LOGSA in the web address (URL), use this link instead:
For issues/articles from 2014 and after, click on the Archive/Index tab in the top menu of this website.

BE ADVISED: With the migration to Army365, emails in older articles may still reflect an address. To update, change the domain to