T-10C/T-10D TROOP BACK PARACHUTE ASSEMBLY
SERVICE UPON RECEIPT
THIS TASK COVERS:
Receipt of Used Parachute
Tape Lacing and Tying (Item 35, WP 0053 00)
Needle, Tacking (Item 20, WP 0039 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
All equipment shall be serviceable and ready for
This chapter contains information necessary to maintain the T-10C/T-10D Troop Back Parachute, on the
unit and direct support maintenance levels, in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC)
for the equipment. It includes the following:
1. Procedures for processing a new or used parachute assembly upon receipt.
2. Assembly of components prior to packing.
3. Preventive maintenance procedures to ensure continued serviceability of all components.
4. As required inspections and maintenance procedures performed prior to packing, such as shakeout
and airing, and cleaning and drying, and acidity and salt-water contamination tests.
5. Detailed packing procedure.
6. Repair methods and repair, or replacement, procedures for all components of the parachute
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
office. However, the maintenance officer will ensure the entire unpacking effort is conducted under the
direct supervision of a qualified rigger (MOS 92R).