1-6. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR). If your Personnel Troop Parachute
System ancillary equipment needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can
tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an
SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at: Commander, US Army Aviation and Troop Support
Command, ATTN: AMSAT-I-MDO, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. We will send you a reply.
1-7. CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL.
a. Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that corrosion
problems with the ancillary items are reported so that problems can be corrected and improvements can be applied to
b. While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other materials,
such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling or breaking of these materials may be a corrosion
c. If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using Standard Form 368, Quality Deficiency Report. Use
of key words such as "corrosion", "rust", "deterioration", or "cracking" will assure that the information is identified as a
d. This form should be submitted to the address specified in DA Pam 738-750.
Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
1-8. EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES. The ancillary equipment components of the
Personnel Troop Parachute System are designed to facilitate the adaption of various types of personal equipment and
weapons to the individual parachute. Their use is dictated by the nature and equipment requirements of each particular
mission. There are no unique maintenance related requirements or characteristics. Ancillary equipment components are
constructed of various types of fabric materials and require only the kind of maintenance normally associated with
personal equipment items.
1-9. DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS.
a. The Personnel Troop Parachute System ancillary equipment contained in this publication consists of: