TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0009 00
0009 00-3/(4 Blank)
Airdrop 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reparable (outdated) will be condemned.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 airdrop equipment that is condemned, unserviceable,
or for which the serviceability is questionable, will be accomplished using the following procedures, as
1. Item requiring repair or modification. An airdrop item that requires repair or modification will be tagged in
accordance with DA PAM 738-751. Subsequent work on the item will be performed at the maintenance
level specified in the MAC, WPs 0050 00.
2. Disposition of condemned air delivery equipment. Condemned equipment, other than fatality parachutes,
will be removed from service and disposed of in accordance with current directives listed in WP 0009 00,
INSPECTION, of this manual.
3. Rejected equipment. Equipment which, prior to use, is deemed unserviceable for use will be reported in
an Equipment Improvement Recommendation (EIR) in accordance with DA PAM 738-751, as authorized
by AR 750-1. Each applicable item that is defective will be held and safeguarded pending receipt of
disposition instructions from the National Maintenance Point (NMP). In all instances, EIR exhibit material
will be handled as prescribed in DA PAM 738-750. If the quality or the serviceability of an item is
questionable, clarification and assistance may be obtained by contacting Commander, US Army Soldier
and Biological Chemical Command, ATTN: AMSSB-RIM-E(N), Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760-5052.
4. Equipment of doubtful serviceability. Equipment which has had previous use and has not exceeded
normal fair wear or aging criteria, but of which further serviceability is doubtful, will be tagged as
prescribed in DA PAM 738-751. In addition, the equipment will be reported in an EIR in accordance with
DA Pam 738-750 and AR 750-1. The item (s) in question will be held as EIR exhibit material as outlined
in DA PAM 738-750 pending receipt of disposition instructions from the NMP. A maintenance activity
holding EIR exhibit material will not tamper with the applicable item(s) or make any attempt to ascertain
cause factors. Unnecessary handling or EIR exhibit material may disturb or alter peculiar aspects of the
affected item(s) which might affect the judgment of engineering personnel who have the responsibility for
final evaluation of EIR actions.
5. Equipment immersed in salt-water. Any airdrop item constructed from cotton material that has been
immersed in salt water will be condemned. Cotton thread used for tacking and sewing on nylon
parachute packs that have been immersed in salt water will only be replaced when there is visible
evidence of deterioration such as extreme discoloration or indications of broken thread. Any airdrop
equipment constructed of nylon or rayon material that has been immersed in salt water in excess of 24-
hours will be condemned. Additionally, any nylon or rayon airdrop item that has been immersed in salt
water for a period less than 24-hours, but which cannot be rinsed within 48-hours after recovery will also
be condemned. However, if the cited time limitations can be met, then immediately upon recovery,
suspend or elevate the recovered equipment in a shaded area and allow the item(s) to drain for at least 5-
minutes. Do not attempt to wring the equipment fabric or the suspension lines. Within 48-hours after
recovery, under the supervision of a qualified parachute rigger (92R), rinse the recovered equipment as
indicated in WP 0010 00, SALT/FRESH-WATER CONTAMINATION TEST.
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