TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0048 00
100-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO PARACHUTE
PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
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92R(10) Parachute Rigger
General Information. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of
airdrop equipment that is located in storage. Authorized rigger personnel (MOS 92R(20)) will conduct this
Intervals. Parachutes in storage will be inspected at least semiannually and at more frequent intervals if
prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
Inspection. Inspect to ensure that the parachute is ready for issue.
1. Check the parachute for proper identification.
2. Check that no damage or deterioration has been incurred.
3. Ensure that all modifications, or similar requirements, have been completed.
4. Check the adequacy of the storage facilities, efforts taken to control pests and rodents, and protection
against unfavorable climatic conditions.
Initial Shipment. The initial packaging and shipping of parachutes are the responsibility of item
manufacturers, who are required to comply with federal and military packing specifications, as stipulated in
contractual agreements. Parachutes are normally shipped to depot activities, by domestic freight or parcel
post, and packed to comply with overseas shipping requirements. Except for those parachute that are
unpackaged and subjected to random inspections or testing by depot activity, parachutes received by a
using unit will be contained in the original packaging materials.
Shipping Between Maintenance Activities. The shipping of parachutes between activities will be
accomplished on a signature verification basis using whatever means of transportation (military) is
available. Used parachutes and other fabric items will be tagged in accordance with DA PAM 738-751,
and rolled, folded, or placed loosely in a parachute pack, deployment bag, or other suitable container, as
required. Unused parachutes will be transported in original shipping containers. During shipment, every
effort will be made to protect parachute from weather elements, dust, dirt, oil, grease, and acids. Vehicles
used to transport parachutes will be inspected to ensure the items are protected from the previously cited
material damaging conditions.
Other Shipping Instructions. Parachutes destined for domestic or overseas shipment will be packaged
and marked in accordance with AR 700-15, TM 38-230-1, and TM 38-230-2.
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