TM 10-1670-277-23&P 0003 00
28-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO EXTRACTION PARACHUTE
SERVICE UPON RECEIPT
THIS TASK COVERS:
Receipt of Used Parachute
Tape, Lacing and Tying (Item 18, WP 0065 00)
Needle, Tacking (Item 10, WP 0056 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
All equipment shall be serviceable and
ready for use.
This chapter contains information necessary to maintain the 28-Foot Diameter Cargo Extraction Parachute on
the unit and direct support (DS) maintenance levels in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart
(MAC) for the equipment. It includes the following:
1. Procedures for processing a new or used parachute assembly upon receipt.
2. Assembly of components prior to packing.
3. Preventive maintenance procedures to ensure continued serviceability of all components.
4. As required, inspections and maintenance procedures (such as shakeout and airing, cleaning and drying,
and salt-water contamination inspections) are performed prior to packing.
5. Detailed packing procedures.
6. Repair methods and repair or replacement procedures for all components of the parachute assembly.
The following describes the procedures for processing parachutes upon initial receipt.
General Procedures for Air Delivery Equipment. When the air delivery equipment 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 WP 0009 00. Upon completion of the inspection, the item(s) will
be tagged as prescribed in the Army Maintenance Management System Aviation (TAMMS) DA PAM 758-751.
Serviceable equipment may then be entered either into storage or into use in airdrop 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 the entire unpacking effort is conducted under the direct
supervision of a qualified parachute rigger (MOS 92R).