Configuration/Condition. Acceptance of new equipment from the manufacturer is based upon
inspections made of sample lots that have been randomly selected in accordance with military
standards. It is incumbent upon the using activity personnel to bear this in mind whenever equipment is
first placed in service. Changes will sometimes evolve from the original equipment design and
sometimes contractors are authorized deviations in material and construction techniques. Air delivery
equipment that has been in the field cannot be expected to meet exacting manufacturing specifications;
however, the equipment should closely reflect desired design characteristics.
Since repairs, modifications, and/ or changes can alter or detract from the configuration originally
desired, such equipment shall be airworthy, safe, of the desired configuration, and adequate for intended
Marking Parachutes. Prior to being placed into service, personnel parachutes that have had no
previous use will be marked to reflect the date of entry into service. The marking will be made on the
canopy information data block by stenciling the lettering in ½-inch characters, using the marking and
restencilling repair procedures detailed in WP 0014 00. Other applicable parachute components will be
marked adjacent to existing data. The stenciled data will appear on IN-SVC followed by the date, which
will indicate the month and calendar year, such as "Jan. 85". Ensure the added marking does not
infringe upon, or obliterate, any original data on the information data block.
Marking Risers. Prior to being placed into service, the risers will be marked to reflect placed in service
and identified as a T-10C/T-10D. Mark each riser with two turns green; ½-inch pressure sensitive
adhesive tape, around each riser assembly, centered on the confluence wrap.
Parachute Log Record. The Army Parachute Log Record, DA Form 3912, AFTO 391, and
NAVWPNCEN or NAVWPNS CL 13512/11 (Parachute History Record) are history-type maintenance
documents that accompany the parachute canopy and pack tray assemblies through the period of
service of the individual assembly. The log record provides a means of recording maintenance actions
performed on a parachute canopy assembly. Normally, a log record is initiated and attached to a right
rear riser upon receipt by a using unit. However, if the item is subjected to alteration or modification by
a maintenance activity during the interim period from date of manufacture to receipt by a using unit, the
log record will be prepared by the activity performing the maintenance function. Once initiated, a log
record will be attached to, and contained in, an affixed parachute log record/ inspection data pocket,
until such time as the parachute canopy assembly is destroyed or rendered unfit for further use or
Additionally, should an item that requires a log record, be transferred from one unit to another, the log
record for the parachute assembly will accompany the item in the transfer action. A prepared log record
will not be removed or separated from a parachute, and especially a packed parachute, except as
directed by the local air delivery equipment maintenance activity officer.
A log record that is illegible, lost, damaged, soiled, or precludes further entries due to lack of space, will
be replaced upon the next repack or inspection, as applicable, with a serviceable item from stock.
Installing Attaching Tie.
Install attaching tie as follows:
1. Cut a 30-inch length of tape, lacing and tying (super tack), and double the lacing length.