ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
2-36. In-Storage Inspection.
This task covers:
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
a. General Information. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of
airdrop equipment which is located in storage.
b. Intervals. Parachutes in storage will be inspected at least semiannually and at more frequent intervals
if prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
c. Inspection. Inspect to insure that the back parachute is ready for issue.
(1) Check the back 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.
a. Initial Shipment. The initial packaging and shipping of parachutes are the responsibility of item
manufacturers who are required to comply with federal and military packaging 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 packaging materials.
b. Shipping Between Maintenance Activities. The shipping of parachutes between activities will be
accomplished on a signature verification basis using whatever means of transportation are available. Used
parachutes and other fabric items will be tagged in accordance with TB 750-126, and rolled, folded, or placed
loosely in a parachute pack, deployment bag, or other suitable container, as required. Unused parachutes will
be transported in original shipping containers. During shipment, every effort will be made to protect parachute
from weather elements, dust, dirt, oil, grease, and acids. Vehicles used to transport parachutes will be
inspected to ensure the items are protected from the previously cited material damaging conditions.