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NEWS | Dec. 20, 2023

M1-Series Tanks: Just Say Nay to GAA!

BLUF: WTR is the only authorized grease for the M1-series tank
Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, conducts table six tank crew qualification
Photo by Sgt. Mason Cutrer
This article initially appeared in PS 777 (Aug 17), p. 7.

Would you believe that some crewmembers are still using GAA instead of WTR on their M1-series tanks? That's a terrible idea!

The only grease authorized by LO 9-2350-388-13 and LO 9-2350-264-13 for the track adjusting links, turret race rings and other lube points is WTR.

That’s because GAA isn’t strong enough to handle the high heat during operations. in fact, using the wrong grease can damage your tank.

Order a 14-oz tube of WTR that works great with a grease gun with NSN 9150-00-944-8953. Other sizes available are:
Size  NSN 9150-
8 ounces 00-181-7724
1 pound 00-944-8953
5 pounds 00-145-0268
35 pounds 00-935-5851
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