wheel half in the tire, and position the tire so the
balance marker on the tire is located at the valve stem.
Install the wheel seal. Be sure the outer wheel half
has been lubricated with a light coat of MIL-G-4343
lubricant. Install the other wheel half and align the
bolt holes. Install the bolts, washers, and nuts in the
same manner used for the wheel assembly containing
MOUNTING REMOUNTABLE FLANGE
WHEELS.When you mount a tube tire on a
remountable flange wheel, the inner tube should be
prepared and inserted in the tire in the same manner
used on a split or divided wheel. The wheel is then
positioned on a flat surface with the fixed flange
down. Push the tire on the wheel assembly as far as it
will go, and guide the valve stem into the valve slot
with the fingers. Install the remountable flange on
the wheel. Secure the locking ring according to the
assembly instructions required by the applicable
When you mount a tubeless tire on a demountable
flange wheel, install the valve stem (valve core
removed) in the wheel assembly. Removing the valve
core prevents unseating the wheel seal by the pressure
built up when the tire is installed. The wheel seal
should be lubricated with the same lubricant and in
the same manner as previously mentioned for split or
divided wheel assemblies using tubeless tires. Install
the wheel seal on the flange. Secure the locking ring
according to the assembly instructions required by the
applicable wheel manual.
According to Federal Specification BB-N-411,
water-pumped nitrogen should be used to inflate tires.
When nitrogen is not available, dry, oil-free air may
be used. Nitrogen is provided in a number of mobile
carts. The NAN-2 and NAN-3 carts are shown in
figure 11-21. Tire shops are generally equipped with
a bulkhead nitrogen outlet.
All high-pressure inflation sources should be
equipped with a regulator that limits the line pressure
to the remote inflator assembly. The regulator should
be set to provide a controlled inlet pressure to the
inflator. It should not exceed the required tire
inflation pressure by more than 50 percent or 600 psi,
whichever is less.
The tire inflator assembly kit is an excellent
maintenance device if it is used and cared for
according to the NAVAIR 17-1-123 manual. See
figure 11-22. This manual includes the operation
Figure 11-22.Tire inflator assembly kit.