Our article "No Hawkers for M326 Mortar Kit!" found in PS 773 (Apr 17)
is no longer valid. The batteries identified in the article would overheat when used in the mortar stowage kit (MSK). This resulted in the gel-filled Hawker®
battery being put on the do not use
list for the MSK.
Now, any brand battery, including Hawker®
, NSN 6140-01-446-9506 (listed in TM 9-2590-527-13&P (May 12)) can be used provided:
1. the battery is a lead-acid type battery, verified by the label on the battery.
2. the battery is NOT
3. the maintainer or operator verifies the type of battery is allowed on the platform.
Thanks to Mr. Keenon Wallace for contributing to this article.