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NEWS | Nov. 29, 2022

M1-Series Tanks: Follow TM to Clean Cannon Tube Correctly

BLUF: Use the proper equipment and procedures when cleaning the M1-series tank’s cannon tube.
   
Crewmen sometimes try all kinds of creative ways to clean the 120mm gun tube on their M1-series tank. But unauthorized cleaning techniques can damage the gun tube.

The only right way is to follow the -10 TM procedures, using lots of elbow grease and the following items:
  • Cleaner, lubricant and preservative (CLP), NSN 9150-01-327-9631.
  • Bore brush, NSN 1015-01-209-3483
  • Chamber brush, NSN 1015-01-511-7872
  • Rammer staff, NSN 1015-01-511-7872
You’ll find the proper gun tube cleaning procedures in TM 9-2350-264-10 (Sep 11, w/Ch 4, Jan 18) for the M1A1, TM 9-2350-388-10 (Jan 18, w/Ch 2, Oct 21) the M1A2 SEPv2 and TM 9-2350-412-10 (Apr 20, w/Ch 1, Jan 22) for the M1A2 SEPv3.
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