TM 10-1670-277-23&P 0009 00
TECHNICAL/RIGGER-TYPE INSPECTION PROCEDURES
Perform inspection as follows:
1. Overall Inspection. An overall inspection will be made on the 28-foot diameter cargo parachute to
ascertain the following:
a. Log record/parachute inspection data pocket and form. As applicable, inspect the assembly log
record/parachute inspection data pocket to ensure the Army Parachute Log Record (DA Form 3912)
is enclosed and properly attached as prescribed in WP 0003 00. Further, remove the log record from
the pocket and evaluate the recorded entries to ensure compliance with WP 0003 00.
b. Assembly completeness. Ensure that the applicable assembly is complete and no components or
parts are missing.
c. Operation adequacy. Check item components and parts to ensure proper assembly, which includes
attachment and alignment, 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, and identification numbers.
e. Foreign materials 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 applicable:
a. Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion, dents, bends, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges, wear,
deterioration; damaged, loose or missing safety pins.
b. Cloth. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, rips, snags, tears; loose, missing or broken
stitching or tacking; weak spots, wear, or deterioration.
c. 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.
d. Pressure-sensitive (adhesive) tape. Inspect for burns, holes, cuts, tears, weak spots, looseness and
An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of airdrop equipment that is
located in storage. The purpose of the inspection is to ensure 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 airdrop items, the
adequacy of storage facilities, efforts of pest and rodent control, and protection against unfavorable climatic
conditions. Airdrop equipment that 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. Only parachute rigger personnel
designated by the local parachute maintenance officer will conduct in-storage inspections.