Assembling the MC-6 Personnel Parachute System. When the parachute is received from the supply
activity, and before it is packed for use, the components must be assembled. If, in assembling
components, any component is found to be defective, the parachute must be processed for repair. Place
the components on a packing table and obtain proper layout of the canopy assembly; then assemble
components as follows:
1. MC-6 Harness. Attach the harness to the pack tray as follows:
a. Lay pack tray (figure 1, item 1) on pack table with the harness (figure 1, item 2) attaching points
facing up (figure 1, item 3).
b. Place the harness (figure 1, item 2) on the pack tray (figure 1, item 1) with the hip (figure 1,
item 4) and shoulder pads (figure 1, item 5) facing up.
Figure 1. Pack tray and Harness.
Adjust harness so that it is set properly.
2. Secure the horizontal back strap (figure 2, item 1) by routing both pack tray horizontal back strap
retainers (figure 2, item 2) over the back strap (figure 2, item 4), route the horizontal back strap
keepers and secure the snap fasteners (figure 2, item 5).
Figure 2. Securing Horizontal Back Strap and Attaching Diagonal Back Straps.
3. Attach diagonal back straps (figure 2, item 3) by rotating the long tuck tab (figure 3, item 1) (snap
fastener cap attached) through the selected sizing channel (figure 3, item 2).
4. Route the small tuck tab (figure 3, item 3) into the sizing channel between the long tuck tab (figure 3,
item 3) and the sizing channel (figure 3, item 1).