1. Item requiring repair or modification. An air delivery item that requires repair or modification will be
tagged in accordance with DA PAM 738-751. Subsequent work on the item will be performed at the
maintenance level specified for the maintenance function in the applicable supporting technical
2. Parachutes with exhausted age or service life. Any parachute component or air delivery equipment
whose age or service life has expired as specified in TB 43-0002-43 will be removed from service,
condemned and tagged as prescribed by DA PAM 738-751.
3. Disposition of condemned air deliver equipment. Condemned equipment, other than fatality
parachutes, will be removed from service and disposed of in accordance with current directives listed
in WP 0009 00 of this manual.
4. Rejected equipment. Equipment which, prior to use, is deemed unserviceable for use will be reported
in an EIR in accordance with DA PAM 738-750, as authorized by AR 750-1. Each applicable item that
is defective will be held and safeguarded pending receipt of disposition instructions from the National
Maintenance Point (NMP). In all instances, EIR exhibit material will be handled as prescribed in DA
PAM 738-750. If the quality or the serviceability of an item is questionable, clarification and
assistance may be obtained by contacting Commander, U.S Army Soldier and Biological Chemical
Command, ATTN: AMSSB-RIM-E(N), Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760-5052.
5. Equipment of doubtful serviceability. Equipment that has had previous use and has not exceeded
normal fair wear or aging criteria, but of which further serviceability is doubtful, will be tagged as
prescribed in DA PAM 750-751. In addition, the equipment will be reported in an EIR, in accordance
with DA PAM 738-750 and AR 750-1. The item(s) in question will be held as EIR exhibit material as
outlined in D PAM 738-750 pending receipt of disposition instructions from the NMP. A maintenance
activity holding EIR exhibit material will not tamper with the applicable item(s) or make any attempt to
ascertain cause factors. Unnecessary handling of EIR exhibit material may disturb or alter peculiar
aspects of the affected item(s) that might affect the judgment of engineering personnel who have the
responsibility for final evaluation of EIR actions.
6. Equipment immerse in salt-water. Any air delivery item constructed from cotton material that has been
immersed in salt-water will be condemned. Cotton thread used for tacking and sewing on nylon
parachute packs that have been immersed in salt-water will only be replaced when there is visible
evidence or deterioration such as extreme discoloration or indications of broken thread. Any air
delivery equipment constructed of nylon or rayon material that has been immersed in salt-water for a
period less than 24-hours, but which cannot be rinsed within 48-hours after recovery will also be
condemned, unless the following actions are performed. Upon removal from the salt water, the
parachute is placed in a single heavy duty plastic trash bag, the top of the bag secured closed and
kept in a wet state until a rinse can be performed following normal rinse procedures. The bag must be
doubled when outside temperatures exceed 85 degrees F. The bags must be inspected after
transport and storage to insure the bag did not get torn and the assembly was allowed to dry.
Parachutes recovered using this method must be rinsed NLT than 7 days after the salt water
immersion or be condemned. However, if the cited time limitations can be met, then immediately upon
recovery, suspend or elevate the recovered equipment in a shaded area and allow the item(s) to drain
for at least 5-minutes. Do not attempt to wring the equipment fabric or the suspension lines. Within
48-hours after recovery, under the supervision of a qualified parachute rigger (92R), rinse the
recovered equipment as indicated in WP 0008 00.
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