TM 10-1670-277-23&P 0003 00
Configuration/Condition. Acceptance of new equipment from the 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 air worthy, safe, of the desired
configuration, and adequate for intended use.
Parachute Log Record. The Army Parachute Log Record, DA Form 3912, is a history-type maintenance
document, which accompanies the parachute canopy and pack assemblies through the period of service of
the individual assembly. The log record provides a means of recording maintenance actions performed on a
parachute canopy assembly. Normally, a log record is initiated and attached to the deployment bag upon
receipt by a using unit. However, if the item is subjected to alteration or modification by a maintenance
activity during the interim period from date of manufacture to receipt by a using unit, the log record will be
prepared by the activity performing the maintenance function. Once initiated, a log record will be attached to
and contained in an affixed parachute log record/inspection data pocket until such time as the parachute
canopy assembly is destroyed or rendered unfit for further use or repair. Additionally, should an item that
requires a log record be transferred from one unit to another, the log record for the parachute assembly will
accompany the item in the transfer action. A prepared log record will not be removed or separated from a
parachute, and especially a packed parachute, except as directed by the local airdrop equipment
maintenance activity officer. A log record which is illegible, lost, damaged, soiled, or precludes further entries
due to lack of space will be replaced upon the next repack or inspection, as applicable, with a serviceable
item from stock.
Installing Attaching Tie. Install attaching tie as follows:
1. Cut a 30-inch length of tape, lacing and tying waxed nylon thread (Item 18, WP 0065 00) and double the
lacing length to form a 15-inch length, double strand.
2. Pass looped end of the double lacing length around the centerfold of the log record and form a slip loop
on the outside at the log record top.