SECTION II. FUSELAGE MAINTENANCE
This task covers:
Fuselage. Cockpits. Transmission Deck. General (Fittings, Casting, Forging).
Refer to paragraph 2.12 for damage limits and corrective action.
Refer to paragraph 1.49 for corrosion removal and treatment.
Refer to paragraph 2.34 for EMI conductive coating application.
If cracks are suspected, perform nondestructive inspection (TM 1-1520-264-23).
a. Check skin panels, access covers, doors, and fairings for corrosion, cracks, tears, punctures, and
loose or missing fasteners, and EMI conductive coating damage
b. Check structural surfaces for EMI conductive coating damage.
c. Check honeycomb panels for cracks, tears, or punctures.
d. Check step assemblies for corrosion, cracks, and condition of anti-skid coating.
e. Check main landing gear cross tube for corrosion, scratches, or nicks.
f. Check structural attachment points for wear caused by movement. None allowed.
g. Check ammunition magazine strut assembly for dents, nicks, or scratches.
h. When electrical connectors are detached, check for foreign objects and corroded, bent, broken, loose,
or missing pins.
(1) Check connector operation for smooth, positive locking action.
(2) Check wire harnesses for chafing and loose installation. Refer to TM 55-1500-323-24 for wire and connec-
i. Check fasteners, bearings, and bushings for damage.
a. Check transparent panel assemblies for scratches, pitting, cracks or delaminations.
b. Check pilot canted bulkhead for cracks, tears, or corrosion.
c. Check fittings, castings, and forgings for corrosion or cracks.
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