24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
SERVICE UPON RECEIPT
THIS TASK COVERS:
Ripcord/Ripcord Grip Pocket Test for the MIRPS
Receipt of Used Parachute
Checking Unpackaged Equipment After Shipment
Needle, Tacking (Item 22, WP 0044 00)
Tape, Lacing and Tying (Item 24, WP 0057 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
All Equipment shall be serviceable and ready
The following describes the procedures for processing parachutes upon initial receipt.
General Procedures for the T-10R and the MIRPS. When the parachute is initially procured from a
supply source and issued to a using unit, the item (s) will be unpacked from the shipping container (s) and
inspected by a qualified parachute rigger (MOS 92R). The inspection performed will be a
technical/rigger-type, which will be conducted as outlined in both WP 0007 00 and WP 0010 00. Upon
completion of the inspection, the item(s) will be tagged as prescribed in DA PAM 738-751. Serviceable
equipment may then be entered either into storage or into use in air delivery operations, as applicable.
An unserviceable item will be held and reported in accordance with DA PAM 738-750.
Inspection Personnel. Personnel other than parachute rigger personnel may assist in the unpacking
process of initially received parachutes as directed by the local air delivery equipment maintenance
officer. However, the maintenance officer will ensure that the entire unpacking effort is conducted under
the direct supervision of a qualified rigger (MOS 92R).
Configuration/Condition. Acceptance of new equipment from a manufacturer is based upon inspections
made of sample lots, which have been randomly selected in accordance with military standards. It is
incumbent upon the using activity personnel to bear this in mind whenever equipment is first placed in
service. Changes will sometimes evolve from the original equipment design and sometimes contracts are
authorized to make deviations in material and construction techniques. Air delivery equipment that has
been in the field cannot be expected to meet exacting manufacturing specifications; however, the
equipment should closely reflect desired design characteristics. Since repairs, modifications, and/or
changes can alter or detract from the configuration originally desired, such equipment shall be airworthy,
safe, of the desired configuration, and adequate for intended use.
Marking Parachutes. Prior to being placed into service, personnel parachutes that have had no
previous use will be marked to reflect the date of entry into service. The marking will be made on the
canopy, pilot chute, and bridle assembly information data block by stenciling the lettering in ½-inch
characters using the procedures in WP 0016 00. Other applicable parachute components will be marked
adjacent to existing data. The stenciling data will appear as IN-SVC followed by the date, which will
indicate the month and calendar year such as Jan 01. Insure the added marking does not infringe upon
or obliterate any original data on the information date block.