24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
This work package (WP) includes the general information common to all parachute manuals and specific
information pertinent to the parachutes described in this manual.
The scope of this manual is described in the following subparagraphs.
Type of Manual
This manual provides unit and direct support (DS) maintenance instructions for parachute NSN 1670-00-
892-4218, and NSN 1670-01-420-4256. These are 24-Foot Diameter, Troop, Chest, Reserve
Parachutes. Included in these instructions are procedures for packing and maintenance pertaining to the
composition, inspection, repair, and replacement of individual components and assemblies. This manual
also provides a Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL) located in work WP 0045 00 through WP
24-Foot Diameter, Troop, Chest, Reserve (T-10R) Parachute, and the Modified Improved Reserve
Parachute System (MIRPS).
Purpose of Equipment
These parachutes are reserve type designed to be activated manually, by means of a ripcord, by the
parachutist in the event the primary parachute malfunctions. It provides capability to safely deliver an
airborne trooper and individual equipment from an aircraft in flight for a vertical assault on an enemy.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed
by DA PAM 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management Systems (TAMMS), and DA PAM 738-751.
The Army Maintenance System Aviation. Marine Corps personnel will refer to TM 4700-15/1,
Equipment Maintenance Forms and Procedures.