ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-30-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-33
A parachute which is in storage, and is administered a cyclic repack and inspection, will not be exposed to
incandescent light or indirect sunlight for a period of more than 36 hours. In addition, exposure to direct
sunlight should be avoided entirely.
General Information. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of parachutes
which are located in storage.
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 insure 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 is the responsibility of item manufacturers
who are required to comply with federal and military packing specifications as stipulated in 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, parachutes received by a using unit will be contained in original packaging
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 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, 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 equipment 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. Air delivery equipment destined for domestic or overseas shipment will be
packaged and marked in accordance with AR 700-15 Packaging of Material, TM 38-230-1, and TM 38-230-2 Preservation,
Packaging, Packing of Military Supplies and Equipment (Vol.1 and 2).