have unique characteristics and tolerances that prevent
and flanged configurations, as shown in figure 10-3.
interchangeability between parts. Do not intermix
The socket fits over the outside diameter of the hose and
nipples and sockets from one manufacturer to another.
secures one end of the nipple to the hose. The swivel nut
or flange secures the other end of the nipple to the
Hose fittings are identified by applicable military
mating connection in the fluid system. For TeflonŽ
specification (MS) and manufacturer's name or
hose, some manufacturers have a sleeve in addition to
trademark on fittings and nuts. Flared or flareless
the nipple, socket, and nut or flange. See figure 10-4 for
fittings and nuts are color-coded to show materials or
illustrations of TeflonŽ hose fittings and sleeves.
Individual parts produced by each manufacturer may
Figure 10-3.--Synthetic hose fittings--(Continued).