This specification covers plain rod end bearings, corrosion resistant steel (CRES) or alloy steel, which are self-aligning and self-lubricating by incorporating polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in a liner between the ball and race for use in the temperature range -65 to +325 °F (-54 to +163 °C).
Changes to this document are the result of a five year review, updating supporting specifications called out within the document. Provisions for the CRES series have been added (AS81935/6, /7, 8/ and /9). Marking and Packing note updated (paragraph 5.2) to comply with changes made to MIL-DTL-197. Clarified QPL is now a QPD maintained on the ASSIST website.