MC-6 PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
SERVICE UPON RECEIPT
Two 92R (10) Parachute Riggers (during
Cradle, Deployment Bag Packing (Item 13, WP
positioning of control lines only).
Test Tube, Spring Compression (Item 67, WP
Tester, Spring, 0 to 80 lbs. (scale) (Item 66, WP
Tape Lacing And Tying, Nylon, A-A-52080-B-3
All equipment shall be serviceable and ready for
Cuff, Fabric (fabricated IAW WP 0113 00)
The following describes the procedures for processing parachutes upon initial receipt.
General Procedures for Air Delivery Equipment. When air delivery equipment is initially procured from
a supply source and issued to a using unit, the item(s) will be unpacked from the shipping container(s) and
inspected by a qualified parachute rigger (MOS 92R). The inspection performed will be a technical rigger-
type inspection and will be conducted as outlined in the Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
(PMCS) procedures. Upon completion of the inspection, the item(s) 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 DA PAM
Inspection Personnel. Personnel other than parachute rigger personnel may assist in the unpacking
process of initially received parachutes, 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 rigger (MOS 92R).
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 use.