Remember Your General Aircraft TMs

Dear Editor,

While searching for replacement parts for our aircraft grounding cables, we did a lot of wheel spinning looking in the maintenance manuals. Finally, we checked out the PS Magazine website and found an article that led us to the general aircraft TMs.

Turns out, that’s where the parts list for the grounding cables is. Can you let Soldiers know about the grounding cable parts and the wealth of other good aviation information that’s found in the general aircraft TMs?

CW2 Aaron Comps

A Co, 1-169th AVN REGT

Ft. Bragg, NC

(Editor note: Yes and it’s always great to hear from those who’ve found what they need in PS.

To recap, those grounding cable parts can be found in Fig 3-1 of TM 1-1500-204-23-1 (Jul 92, w/ch 8, Dec 12). Here’s what you need:

  • Wire rope (coated), NSN 4010-00-286-2681
  • Wire rope (non-coated), NSN 4010-01-145-8455
  • Plug tip (consisting of cap, plug and set screw), NSN 5935-00-572-5174
  • Electrical clip, NSN 5999-00-134-5844

When it comes to the general aircraft TMs, always remember: Not everything you need for your Chinooks, Kiowa Warriors, Black Hawks and AH-64s is included in their maintenance manuals. There’s always more helpful information in the general aircraft TMs.

Because of high op-tempo, constant deployments and contractor maintenance, some may have forgotten about the general aircraft TMs. New mechanics may not even know about them. So when you can’t find something in your regular maintenance manuals, don’t forget to check out the general aircraft maintenance TMs.

You’ll find information about parts, components, cannon plugs and wiring. They also provide a treasure trove of hardware and consumables, shop practices, tools, ground support equipment and much more.

Get to know this list of general aircraft TMs:

  • TM 1-1500-204-23-1, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance, (General Maintenance and Practices), Volume 1.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-2, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Pneudraulics Maintenance and Practices), Volume 2.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-3, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Maintenance Practices for Fuel And Oil Systems), Volume 3.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-4, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Electrical and Instrument Maintenance Procedures and Practices), Volume 4.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-5, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Propeller, Rotor, and Powertrain Maintenance Practices), Volume 5.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-6, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Hardware and Consumable Materials), Volume 6.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-7, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Nondestructive Testing and Flaw Detection Procedures and Practices), Volume 7.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-8, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Machine and Welding Shop Practices), Volume 8.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-9, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Tools and Ground Support Equipment), Volume 9.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-10, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Sheet Metal Shop Practices), Volume 10.
  • TM 1-1500-204-23-11, AVUM and AVIM Manual for General Aircraft Maintenance (Advanced Composite Material General Maintenance and Practices), Volume 11.

You can find all these TMs online at the LOGSA website:

https://www.logsa.army.mil/etms/

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