ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
b. Frequency of Performing PMCS. PMCS will be performed before equipment is packed for use, during
modification and repair after use, or at any time deemed necessary by the air delivery equipment maintenance
c. PMCS Columnar Entries Table 2-1. Enter data in columns as follows:
(1) Item number. The item number column shall be used as a source of the item number required for
the "TM Number' column on DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) when
recording the results of PMCS.
(2) Interval. This column identifies the required PMCS level.
(3) Item to be inspected. Contains the common name of the item to be inspected.
(4) Procedures. Provides a brief description of the procedure by which the checks are to be performed.
d. Record Defects. All defects discovered during the inspection will be recorded using the applicable
specifics in DA Pamphlet 738-750, DA Pamphlet 738-751, and TB 43-0002-43 Maintenance Expenditure Limits
for FSC Group 16 (FSC Class 1670).
e. Overage items. The 64-foot parachute has no age or service life.
f. Inspection Function Requirement. Normally, a technical/rigger-type inspection will be performed by air
delivery equipment maintenance personnel at a packing, rigging, or repair activity. The inspection of initial
receipt items will be performed as a separate function from packing or rigging activity; the item to be inspected
will be placed in proper layout on packing surface or suitable sized floor area. Should defect or damage be
discovered at any point during the inspection, the inspection will be terminated and the applicable item will be
processed and forwarded to repair activity. The repair activity, in turn, will conduct a technical/rigger-type
inspection that will be performed by only those parachute rigger personnel cited in AR 750-32, Airdrop,
Parachute Recovery and Aircraft Personnel Escape Systems. Any defect discovered during a unit level repair
activity inspection which exceeds the capability of that activity will require the affected item to be evacuated to
an intermediate direct support (DS) maintenance function for further determination of economic repair and
repair accomplishment, if applicable.
A parachute that is found to be unserviceable by a packing or rigging activity will
have the canopy S-folded in its deployment bag and the suspension lines daisy
chained and placed on top of the canopy prior to being sent to a repair activity.