24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
THIS SECTION COVERS:
Accordion Folding/ Rigger Rolling
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
General Information. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of
parachutes, which are located in storage.
Intervals. The T-10R and the MIRPS, while in storage, will be inspected at least once every 30 calendar
days and at more frequent intervals if prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
Inspection. Inspect to insure that the parachute is ready for issue as follows:
1. Check the parachute for proper identification.
2. Check that no damage or deterioration has been incurred.
3. Ensure that all modifications or similar requirements have been completed.
4. Check the adequacy of the storage facilities; efforts taken to control pests and rodents; and protection
against unfavorable climatic conditions.
Initial Shipment. The initial package and shipping of parachutes is the responsibility of item
manufacturers who are required to comply with federal and military packing specifications as stipulated in
contractual agreements. Parachutes are normally shipped to depot activities by domestic freight or parcel
post, packaged to comply with overseas shipping requirements. Except for those parachutes, which are
unpackaged and subjected to random inspections or testing by a depot activity, parachutes received by a
using unit will be contained in original packing materials.
Shipping Between Maintenance Activities. The shipping of parachutes between organization and
direct support maintenance activities will be accomplished on a signature verification basis using
whatever means of military transportation is available. Unpacked parachutes will be tagged in
accordance with DA PAM 738-751, and rolled, folded, or placed loosely in a parachute pack, deployment
bag, or other suitable container, as required. Unpacked parachutes will be transported in original
shipping containers. During shipment, every effort will be made to protect parachutes from weather
elements, dust, oil, grease, and acids. Vehicles used to transport parachutes will be inspected to ensure
the items are protected from the previously cited material damaging containers.
Other Shipping Instructions. Parachutes destine for domestic or overseas shipment will be packed
and marked in accordance with AR 700-15, TM 38-230-1, and TM 38-230-2. Shipment of parachutes will
be accomplished in accordance with TM 10-1670-201-23/T.O. 13C-1-41/NAVAIR 13-1-17.