TM 10-1670-277-23&P 0011 00
PREPARING PARACHUTE FOR PROPER LAYOUT
If components of the parachute assembly are detached, assemble the parachute during layout in accordance
with WP 0004 00, ASSEMBLY OF THE 28-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO EXTRACTION PARACHUTE.
1. Place packing tools in convenient locations on the packing table.
2. Lay the canopy assembly lengthwise on packing table, and attach the canopy to the packing table apex
3. Attach the adapter web to the tension plate and apply enough tension to keep the canopy on the table.
Check vent lines to determine if the canopy is inverted. If the vent lines do not appear attached to the
outside of the upper lateral band, the canopy is inverted.
When inversions, turns, tangles and twists are present in the canopy
assembly, the proper sequence for removal to achieve proper layout is
to remove an inversion first, remove turns second, then remove tangles
and, finally, remove twists.
The canopy vent or bridle lines shall be checked to ascertain if the canopy has been inverted. Should the
bridle lines be located on the inside of the canopy or if the vent lines are on the inside of the upper lateral
band, the canopy is inverted. To remove an inversion, proceed as follows:
1. Remove the canopy from apex hook, pass canopy vent down through the canopy.