T. O. 13C-1-41
4-3. Other Shipping Instructions.
4-1. Initial Shipment.
Airdrop equipment destined for domestic or
The initial packaging and shipping of airdrop
overseas shipment will be packaged and marked in
equipment is the responsibility of item manufacturers
accordance with AR 700-15, TM 38-230-1, and TM 38-
who are required to comply with federal and military
230-2. Shipment of airdrop items will be accomplished
packaging specifications as stipulated in contractual
in accordance with AR 55-45.
agreements. Airdrop equipment is normally shipped to
depot activities by domestic freight or parcel post,
Shipping To and From Parachute Exchange
packaged to comply with overseas shipping
Pools Via Commercial Transportation.
requirements. Except for those airdrop items which are
unpackaged and subjected to random inspections or
To prevent tampering and/or pilferage of personnel
testing by a depot activity, airdrop equipment received
parachutes being shipped to and from Parachute
by a using unit will be contained in original packaging
Exchange Pools, metal container cans, drums or
medical supply chests should be used when commercial
transportation is utilized. Containers should be sealed
4-2. Shipping Between Maintenance Activities.
using a lead seal with wire. If metal containers are not
The shipping of airdrop equipment between
available, fiberboard containers should be used. These
organizational and direct support maintenance activities
can be sealed with labels instead of lead seals. The
will be accomplished on a signature certification basis
fiberboard containers should be type - SF, class weather
using whatever means of available transportation. Used
resistant, grade - V2s, style - FTC according to Federal
parachutes and other fabric items will be tagged in
Specification PPP-B-636. Shipping containers should
accordance with TB 750-126, and rolled, folded, or
be reinforced with encircling bands of flat steel, twist tie
placed loosely in a parachute pack, deployment bag,
wire strapping or filament reinforced pressure sensitive
aviator's kit bag.
or other suitable container, as
weather resistant tape. Parachutes shipped in an
required. Used wood and metal airdrop items will be
unpacked condition should be placed in a plastic bag at
tagged as prescribed in TB 750-126 and placed into a
least 0.003 inches thick. Tie with plastic or paper
suitable type container, if necessary. Unused airdrop
covered soft wire.
equipment will be transported in original shipping
containers. During shipment, every effort will be made
Care should be taken to provide
to protect airdrop items from weather elements, dust,
physical security and protection from
dirt, oil, grease, and acids. Vehicles used to transport
parachutes will be inspected to insure the items are
protected from the previously cited material damaging
storage activities and using units.