TM 10-1670-296-20&P 0007 00
Technical/Rigger-Type Inspection Procedures
1. Overall Inspection. An overall inspection will be made of airdrop equipment to check to following:
Log Record/Parachute Inspection Data Pocket and Form. As applicable, inspect the assembly log
record/parachute inspection data pocket to ensure the Army Parachute Log Record (DA Form 3912)
is enclosed and properly attached. Further, remove the log record from the item and evaluate the
Assembly Completeness. Ensure that the applicable assembly is complete and no components or
parts are missing.
Operational Adequacy. Check the item components and parts to ensure proper assembly that
includes attachment and alignment, and that the assembled product functions in the prescribed
manner. Further, ensure that no stitch formation or sewn seam has been omitted.
Markings and Paint. Inspect each assembly and related components for faded, illegible, obliterated,
or missing informational data, identification numbers, and warning marks. Check for chipped, worn
or peeled paint, if applicable.
Foreign Material and Stains. Inspect each assembly and related components for dirt or other foreign
material. Also check for evidence of mildew, moisture, oil, grease, resin, or peeled paint, as
2. Detailed Inspection. In addition to the overall inspection performed in the OVERALL INSPECTION
paragraph, above, a detailed inspection will be performed in the materials that constitute the assembly or
component construction using the following criteria, as applicable:
Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion, dents, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges, wear, or
deterioration, damaged, loose, or missing nuts, bolts, screws, safety pins, or rivets, improper
welding, or loss of spring tension.
Plastic and Wood. Inspect for bends, breaks, dents, holes, rough spots, sharp edges, and wear.
Cloth. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, rips, snags, or tears, loose, missing, or broken
stitching or tacking, weak spots, wear, or deterioration.
Fabric Type, Webbing, and Cordage. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, snags, incorrect
weaving, and sharp edges formed from searing, loose, missing, or broken stitching, tacking,
shipping, and sealing, weak spots, wear, and deterioration.
Pressure Sensitive (Adhesive) Tape. Inspect for burns, cuts, holes, tears, and weak spots,
looseness, and deterioration.
Rubber and Elastic. Inspect for burns, cuts, holes, tears, and weak spots, loss of elasticity, and
Leather. Inspect for burns, cuts, holes, tears, loose, missing, or broken stitching, thin spots, and
A routine inspection is a visual check of the serviceability of all visible components of an airdrop item that is
packed or rigged for use. The inspection will be made on all components that can be inspected without de-
rigging the load. All LVADS Ancillary Equipment will be administered a routine inspection by a parachute
rigger prior to issue.