REPAIR OF RECOVERY VEHICLE, FULL TRACKED: MEDIUM, M88A1
Section 1. REPAIR OF HULL ASSEMBLIES
The hull and cab are constructed of cast armor and
armor plate welded into a single unit. Padded seats
are provided in the cab for the crew and passengers.
Doors and hatches are located around the vehicle for
crew access and stowage compartments.
3-2. Seals and Linings
a. General. Repair of the various rubber in-
sulation seals and linings installed on the vehicle
consists of replacing those that are worn.
b. Rubber Sealing Strips on Acetylene Com-
(1) Remove the old seal and discard. Clean the
area thoroughly by scraping off old adhesive and
then removing dirt, grease and other foreign matter
with a wire brush.
(2) Apply fresh rubber base adhesive (NSN
8040-00-281-1972 or NSN 8040-00-843-3461) and
wait until adhesive becomes slightly tacky.
(3) Press new seal (NSN 9390-00-247-2335)
firmly into place and clean any excess adhesive
from surface of seal.
(4) Allow adhesive to thoroughly dry before
c. Lining of Fire Extinguisher Bracket Arms.
Refer to TM 9-2350-256-20 for removal and in-
stallation and for repair of the fire extinguisher
bracket assembly. When replacing the lining of the
arm assemblies, use the old lining as a pattern and
cut to the same size. Set the rivet tangs below the
lining surface so that the surface is smooth. Peen
over properly to hold securely in place.
a. Rocket Ammunition Storage Box Pads.
Repair of the sponge rubber strips in the am-
munition storage box is the same as for the acetylene
compartment door seals (para. 3-2 b), except that the
new strips are cut to the proper size from sheets. Use
the old strip as a pattern and cut to the same size.
Refer to paragraph 3-2 for repair instructions.
b. Vision Cupola Padding Assembly.
(1) Disassembly. Refer to TM 9-2350-256-20
for removal and installation. Disassemble the vision
cupola padding assembly as shown in figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1. Vision cupola padding assembtyrepair.
(2) Cleaning. Scrape dirt and adhesive from the
support and clean with a wire brush. Clean with dry
cleaning solvent or mineral spirits paint thinner and
(3) Inspection and Repair. Inspect the support
for cracks, distortion, breakage or other damage that
would impair its use. If defective, replace entire
(4) Assembly. Assemble the vision cupola
padding assembly in reverse order of disassembly.