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FM 5-499

Field Manual
No. 5-499
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 01 Aug 1997
Change 1, 12 December 2001

FM 5-499


DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


This field manual (FM) serves as a guide for personnel who operate and maintain military equipment using hydraulic-powered control systems. It includes general information covering basic hydraulics and describes the properties and characteristics of fluids and several types of pumps, motors, valves, and controls. This manual also deals with piping, tubing, and hoses used to convey fluid under pressure. It describes the functions and types of reservoirs, strainers, filters, and accumulators. It discusses the purposes and types of seals and packings used in fluid power systems.

The contents of this manual are applicable to both nuclear and nonnuclear warfare.

The Appendix contains an English to metric measurement conversion chart.

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) Files

FM 5-472: Materials Testing WITH CHANGE 1 (1,460 KB)
FM 5-472: Materials Testing CHANGE 1 (242 KB)

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