ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-28
(b) Assembly completeness. Ensure that applicable assembly is complete and no components or parts are
(c) Operational adequacy. Check item components and parts to insure 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
(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 following criteria, as applicable:
(a) Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion, dents, bends, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges, wear, deterioration;
damaged, loose, or missing screws.
(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
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 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 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, as applicable.