MC-4 RAM AIR FREE-FALL PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
This manual contains instructions for organizational and Direct Support (DS) maintenance on the MC-4
Ram Air Free-Fall Personnel Parachute System. Included are procedures for service upon receipt,
packing procedures, maintenance procedures, and repair parts and special tool lists.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed
by DA PAM 738-751, Functional Users Manual For The Army Maintenance Management System
(TAMMS). Additional maintenance forms, records, and reports that are to be used by organizational and
direct support maintenance personnel are listed in and prescribed by TM 10-1670-201-23 and TB 43-
0002-43. TM 4700-15/1 prescribes maintenance forms and records used by the Marine Corps.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
Army. If the MC-4 needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one
who can tell us what you dont like about your equipment. Let us know why you dont like the design.
Tell us why a procedure is hard to perform. Put it on a SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). Mail
it to us at Commander, U.S. Army Soldier Biological and Chemical Command, ATTN: AMSSB-RIM-E (N),
15 Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760. A reply will be furnished directly to you.
Air Force. Reports by U.S. Air Force units should be submitted on AFTO Form 22, Technical Order
Publication Improvement Report, and forwarded to the address prescribed above for the Army. An
information copy of the prepared AFTO Form 22 shall be furnished to ALC/LDEAM, Kelly AFB, TX 78241.
Navy. Submit NAVSEA Form 4160/1 (REV 2-99) to Commander, NSDSA Code 5E30,
NAVSURFCENDIV, 4363 Missile Way, Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4307. A reply will be sent to you.
Marine Corps. Submit NAVMC Form 10772 to Life Cycle Management Center, ATTN: Product Support
Section 822, 814 Radford Blvd., Albany GA 31704-0320. A reply will be sent to you.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any
corrosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements
can be made to prevent the problem in future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other
materials, such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these
materials may be a corrosion problem.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using Standard Form SF 368, Product Quality
Deficiency Report. Use of keywords such as "corrosion, "rust," "deterioration," or "cracking" will ensure
that the information is identified as a CPC problem.
The form should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 738-750, Functional Users Manual for
the Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)