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Putting a brand-new weather curtain, NSN 7230-01-376-0439, on the Paladin's gun is wasted effort unless you do it the right way, mechanics.

If you get it wrong, the curtain wads up and gets pinched and torn by the gun stop when the tube is elevated. The torn curtain has to be replaced again.

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You'll find assembly instructions for the weather curtain starting on Page 4-84 of TM 9-2350-314-20-2-1 (Feb 99 w/Ch 5, Jul 08).

Dirt and rust that build up on the curtain's shaft can also spell curtains for the curtain. So wipe away any collected dirt and apply a few drops of OE/HDO-30 to the shaft's bushings. That'll keep the shaft from jamming and tearing the curtain.

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Title Annotation:M109A6 Paladin ...; preventive maintenance; self-propelled artillery
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2009
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