MC-4 RAM AIR FREE-FALL PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
SERVICE UPON RECEIPT
THIS TASK COVERS:
Receipt of Used Parachute
Needle, Tacking (Item 29, WP 0063 00)
Tape, Lacing and Tying (Item 33, WP 0076 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
All equipment shall be serviceable and
ready for use.
This chapter contains information necessary to maintain the MC-4 Ram Air Free-Fall Personnel
Parachute, on the Unit and Direct Support (DS) maintenance levels, in accordance with the Maintenance
Allocation Chart (MAC) for the equipment. It includes the following:
Common Tools and Equipment. For authorized common tools and equipment, refer to the Modified
Table of Organization and Equipment or Table of Distribution and Allowances (MTOE/TDA) applicable to
Special Tools, TMDE, and Support Equipment. A repair parts and special tools list (RPSTL) is
included in WP 0064 00 of this manual. Tools or equipment that must be fabricated are listed in WP 0077
00 of this manual.
Repair Parts. Repair parts are listed and illustrated in WP 0065 00 through WP 0072 00 of this manual.
The following describes the procedures for processing parachutes upon initial receipt.
General Procedures for Air Delivery Equipment. When air delivery equipment is initially procured from
a supply source and issued to a using unit, the item(s) will be unpacked from the shipping container(s)
and inspected by a qualified parachute rigger (MOS 92R). The inspection preformed will be a technical/
rigger-type inspection and will be conducted as outlined in the Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Services (PMCS) procedures. Upon completion of the inspection, the item(s) will be tagged as prescribed
in DA PAM 738-751. Serviceable equipment may then be entered either into storage or into use in
airdrop operations, as applicable. An unserviceable item will be held and reported, in accordance with
DA PAM 738-750/ MCO 4855.10B.
Inspection Personnel. Personnel other than parachute rigger personnel may assist in the unpacking
process of initially received parachutes as directed by the local air delivery equipment maintenance
officer. However, the parachute maintenance officer ensures that the entire unpacking effort is conducted
under the direct supervision of a qualified rigger (92R) in accordance with AR 750-32.