FM 5-499, (ARMY FIELD MANUAL 5-4999) HYDRAULICS (1 AUG 97).
FM 5-499, (ARMY FIELD MANUAL 5-4999) HYDRAULICS (1 AUG 97). 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.