MC-4 RAM AIR FREE-FALL PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
THIS TASK COVERS:
Accordion Folding/Rigger Rolling
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Initial Shipment. The initial packaging and shipping of parachutes are the responsibility of item
manufacturers, who are required to comply with federal and military packing specifications, as stipulated
in contractual agreements. Parachutes are normally shipped to depot activities, by domestic freight or
parcel post, and packed to comply with overseas shipping requirements. Except for those parachute that
are unpackaged and subjected to random inspections or testing by depot activity, parachutes received by
a using unit will be contained in the original packaging materials.
Shipping Between Maintenance Activities. The shipping of parachutes between 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, deployment bag, or other suitable container, as required. Unused
parachutes will be transported in original shipping containers. During shipment, every effort will be made
to protect parachute 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
Other Shipping Instructions. Parachutes destined for domestic or overseas shipment will be packaged
and marked in accordance with AR 700-15, TM 38-230-1, and TM 38-230-2. Shipment of parachutes will
be accomplished in accordance with TM 10-1670-201-23/T.O. 13C-1-41/NAVAIR 13-1-17.
ACCORDION FOLDING/RIGGER ROLLING
Accordion Folding. Personnel parachute canopy assemblies that are not packed for use should be
accordion folded prior to entry into storage. To accordion fold a parachute canopy assembly, perform the
1. Place the parachute canopy in proper layout. Tie risers or connector links with log record book.
2. Fold tail and nose toward center in approximately 10 to 12-inch folds until they meet.
3. Move slider up to bottom of canopy and daisy-chain suspension lines.
4. Fold lines, slider, and stabilizer panels toward top of canopy, keeping lines centered on canopy.
5. Fold canopy in half top to bottom, then in half left to right.
6. Tie folded canopy top to bottom and-left to right using 1/4-inch cotton webbing.
7. Tag assembly in accordance with DA PAM 738-751.