T. O. 13C-1-41
5-1. Storage Criteria.
g. All available materials handling equipment
should be used as much as possible in the handling of
Administrative storage of airdrop equipment will be
accomplished in accordance with TM 740-90-1, AR 750-
h. Periodic rotation of stock, conservation of
and the additional instructions furnished in
available space, proper housekeeping policies, and strict
adherence to all safety regulations will be practiced at
5-2. General Storage Requirements.
To insure that serviceability standards of stored
5-3. Storage Specifics for Parachutes.
airdrop equipment are maintained, every effort will be
In addition to the storage requirements stipulated in
exerted to adhere to the following storage requirements:
a. When available, a heated building should be
which must be enforced when storing parachutes:
used to store parachutes and other airdrop items.
a. Except for those assemblies required for
b. Airdrop equipment will be stored in a dry, well-
contingency' operation, parachutes will not be stored in
ventilated location and protected from pilferage.
a packed configuration.
dampness, fire, dirt, insects, rodents, and direct sunlight.
b. Emergency-type parachutes and ejection seat
c. Airdrop equipment will not be stored in a
parachutes stored in a packed condition will be stored
manner which would prevent ventilation or interfere with
either in a vertical hanging position or layed in bins.
light fixtures, heating vents, fire fighting devices, cooling
However, under no circumstances will the cited
units, exits, or fire doors.
parachutes be stored by stacking one on top of another.
d. Airdrop items will not be stored in a damaged,
c. Troop-type back chest parachutes stored in a
dirty, or damp condition.
packed condition will be stored by stacking the
e. All stored airdrop items will be marked,
parachutes in a staggered fashion.
segregated, and located for accessibility and easy
parachutes will not be stacked more than seven high,
while troop-chest parachutes will not be stacked more
f. Airdrop equipment will not be stored in direct
than 11 high.
contact with any building floor or wall. Storage will be
d. Stored parachute assemblies will be secured
accomplished using bins, shelves, pallets, racks, or
from access by unauthorized personnel.
dunnage to provide airspace between the storage area
e. A parachute which is in storage, and is
floor and the equipment. If preconstructed shelving or
administered a cyclic repack and inspection, will not be
similar storage accommodations are not available,
exposed to incandescent light or indirect sunlight for a
locally fabricate storage provisions using suitable
period of more than 36 hours. In addition, exposure to
lumber or wooden boxes.
direct sunlight should be avoided entirely.