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ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT FOR LOW VELOCITY AIR DROP SYSTEMS (LVADS)
SERVICE UPON RECEIPT
THIS TASK COVERS:
Common Tools and Equipment
Special Tools and Equipment
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
All equipment shall be serviceable and ready for
This chapter contains information necessary to maintain the ancillary equipment for the Low Velocity Air
Drop System at the unit maintenance level, in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC)
for the equipment. It includes the following:
1. Procedures for processing new or used ancillary equipment upon receipt.
2. Assembly of components prior to rigging.
3. Preventive maintenance procedures to ensure continued serviceability of all components.
4. As required inspections and maintenance procedures performed prior to assembly/rigging.
5. Detailed assembly procedures.
6. Repair methods and repair, or replacement, procedures for all components of the ancillary equipment
are listed and illustrated in the unit maintenance procedures of this manual, WP 0007 00 through WP
The following describes the procedures for processing ancillary equipment upon initial receipt.
General Procedures for Air Delivery Equipment. When any of the LVADS Ancillary Equipment is
initially received from a supply source and issued to a using unit, the items will be unpacked from the
shipping containers and inspected by a qualified parachute rigger. The inspection performed will be a
technical/rigger-type inspection that will be conducted as authorized in WP 0007 00, INSPECTION. Upon
completion of the inspection, the items 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 WP 0007 00, INSPECTION.
Inspection Personnel. Personnel other than parachute rigger personnel may assist in the unpacking
process of initially received components, as directed by the local air delivery equipment maintenance
officer. However, the maintenance officer will ensure the entire unpacking effort is conducted under the
direct supervision of a qualified parachute rigger (MOS 92R).
Remember that acceptance of new airdrop equipment from manufacturers is based upon inspections
made of sample lots that have been randomly selected in accordance with military standards.