ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
(c) Operational adequacy. Check item components and parts to ensure proper assembly, which Includes
attachment and alinement, and that assembled product functions In prescribed manner. Further ensure that no
stitch formation or sewn seam has been omitted.
(d) Markings and stenciling. Inspect each assembly and components for faded, illegible, obliterated, or
missing informational data, identification numbers.
(e) Foreign material and stains Inspect each assembly and related components for presence of dirt or
similar type foreign material Also check for evidence of mildew, moisture, oil, grease, pitch, resin, or
contamination by salt water.
(2) Detailed inspection. In addition to the overall Inspection performed In (1) above, a detailed Inspection will
be performed on materials which constitute assembly or component construction using the following criteria, as
Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion, dents, bends, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges, wear,
deterioration, damaged, loose or missing safety pins.
Cloth. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, rips, snags, tears, loose, missing or broken stitching
or tacking, weak spots, wear, or deterioration.
Fabric tape, webbing, and cordage. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, snags. tears, incorrect
weaving, and sharp edges formed from searing, loose, missing, or broken stitching, tacking, whipping, and
weaving, weak spots, wear, and deterioration.
Pressure-sensitive (adhesive) tape Inspect for burns, holes, cuts, tears, weak spots, looseness and
d. In-Storage Inspection. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of air
delivery equipment which Is located In storage The purpose of the Inspection Is to Insure that the equipment Is
ready for issue, that the item is properly identified and segregated from other types of equipment, that no damage
or deterioration of equipment has been Incurred, and that all modifications or similar action requirements have
been completed The Inspection shall also concern the methods and procedures applied to the storage of air
delivery items, the adequacy of storage facilities, efforts of pest and rodent control, and protection against
unfavorable climatic conditions Air delivery equipment which is in storage will be Inspected at least semiannually
and at more frequent intervals if prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer The frequency of
inspection may vary according to the type of storage facilities and local climatic conditions In-storage Inspection
will be conducted only by parachute rigger personnel designated by local parachute maintenance officer
e. Equipment Disposition. Air delivery equipment may be rendered unserviceable by either normal fair wear or
by aging and will subsequently be repaired, modified, or condemned, as appropriate Equipment that is
uneconomically reparable (outdated) will be condemned Disposition of air delivery equipment that is condemned,
unserviceable, or for which the serviceability Is questionable, will be accomplished using the following procedures,
(1) Item requiring repair or modification. An air delivery item which requires repair or modification will be
lagged In accordance with TB 750-126 Subsequent work on the item will be performed at the maintenance level
specified for the maintenance function in MAC, Section II, Appendix B of this manual.