ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
a. Initial Shipment The initial packaging and shipping of air delivery equipment is the responsibility of
item manufacturers who are required to comply with federal and military packaging specifications as stipulated
on contractual agreements. Air-delivery equipment is normally shipped to depot activities by domestic freight
or parcel post, packaged to comply with overseas shipping requirements. Except for those air delivery items
which are unpackaged and subjected to random inspections or testing by a depot activity, air delivery
equipment received by using unit will be contained in original packaging materials.
b. Shipping Between Maintenance Activities. The shipping of air delivery equipment between
organizational and direct support maintenance activities will be accomplished on a signature verification basis
using whatever means of transportation are 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 deployment bag or other suitable
container, as required. Used wood and metal air delivery items will be tagged as prescribed in DA PAM 738-
751 and placed in a suitable type container, if necessary. Unused air delivery equipment will be transported in
original shipping containers. During shipment, every effort will be made to protect air delivery items 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 previous cited material damaging conditions.
c. Other Shipping Instructions. Air delivery equipment destined for domestic or overseas shipment will
be packaged and marked in accordance with either AR 700-15, Packaging of Materials, or TM 38-230-1 and
TM 38-230-2, Preservation, Packaging, Packing of Military Supplies and Equipment (VoIs 1 and 2).