Use new inspection instructions to protect NATO cables on M-ATVs
Photo by Cpl. Khoa Pelczar
TACOM Maintenance Action (MA) message 23-001 tells you to inspect your M-ATV’s hood during Before PMCS checks for missing or damaged hood brackets and hard stops, as well as the quick edge because all three can damage the NATO cables if they’re missing, damaged or not operating properly.
More specifically, missing or damaged hood hard stops can allow the hood to overextend and if the quick edge is missing or damaged, it will allow the edge of the hood mount to rub against the NATO cables.
Here’s a list of the affected M-ATV models:
You can inspect the NATO cables for damage using the procedures outlined in TM 9-2355-335-10 (Jan 22); however, until the TM is updated, procedures for inspecting the hood can be found HERE
(you’ll need your CAC to access).
Be sure to replace any damaged or missing parts.