ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-30-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-33
Operational adequacy. Check item components and parts to ensure proper assembly, which includes
attachment and alinement, and that assembled product functions in prescribed manner. Further ensure that no stitch
formation or sewn seam has been omitted.
Markings and stenciling. Inspect each assembly and components for faded, illegible, obliterated, or missing
informational data, identification numbers.
Foreign material and stains. Inspect each assembly and related components for presence of dirt or similar
type foreign material. Also check for evidence of mildew, moisture, oil, grease, pitch, resin, or contamination by salt water.
Detailed inspection. In addition to the overall inspection performed in (1) above, a detailed inspection will be
performed on materials which constitute assembly or component construction using the following criteria, as applicable:
Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion, dents, bends, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges, wear,
deterioration; damaged, loose or missing safety pins.
Cloth. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, rips, snags, tears; loose, missing or broken stitching or
tacking; weak spots, wear, or deterioration.
Fabric tape, webbing, and cordage. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, snags, tears, incorrect
weaving, and sharp edges formed from searing; loose, missing, or broken stitching, tacking, whipping, and weaving; weak
spots, wear, and deterioration.
Pressure-sensitive (adhesive) tape. Inspect for burns, holes, cuts, tears, weak spots; looseness and
In-Storage Inspection. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of air delivery
equipment which is located in storage. The purpose of the inspection is to insure that the equipment is ready for issue, that the
item is properly identified and segregated from other types of equipment, that no damage or deterioration of equipment has
been incurred, and that all modifications or similar action requirements have been completed. The inspection shall also
concern the methods and procedures applied to the storage of air delivery items, the adequacy of storage facilities, efforts of
pest and rodent control, and protection against unfavorable climatic conditions. Air delivery equipment which is in storage will
be inspected at least semiannually and at more frequent intervals if prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
The frequency of inspection may vary according to the type of storage facilities and local climatic conditions. In-storage
inspection will be conducted only by parachute rigger personnel designated by local parachute maintenance officer.
Equipment Disposition. Air delivery 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 air delivery equipment that is condemned, unserviceable, or for which the
serviceability is questionable, will be accomplished using the following procedures, as applicable.
Item requiring repair or modification. An air delivery item which 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 for the
maintenance function in MAC, Section II, Appendix B of this manual.