Bearings, Elastomeric General Specification for
This standard defines general requirements for spherical, radial-journal, conical, and thrust bearings which are of laminated elastomeric construction. These bearings are for use in an environment having a temperature spectrum of -65 to +160 °F while reacting steady state loads in addition to oscillating loads and motions. The operating temperature range of -65 to +160 °F reflects the current temperature range for existing parts, but allows for expansion in the future.
This document was a MIL-SPEC that has been converted to this AS Standard. It was last revised in 1988, but it continues to be called out in contracts and drawing packages. The ACBG committee is the owner of this document and the Plain Bearing subcommittee voted to have it converted to an AS Standard, generalized and updated.