23. Dress the container with packing paddle and inspect.
Conduct a 14-pound Minimum Ripcord Pull Test as Follows:
1. Insert temporary closing pins into the two pack closing loops so that the reserve does not deploy when
the handle is pulled.
Using temporary closing pins does not have an adverse affect on the outcome/results of
the 14- pound pull test, this mainly serves as a tool to ensure the ripcord handle does not
pull out at the 14-pound test.
2. Place the handle cuff (refer to WP 0112 00) over the T-11 Reserve ripcord handle so that the
grommets are below the handle and centered.
3. While standing at the pack frame with the T-11 Reserve positioned for the pull test, carefully attach a
14-pound weight to the ripcord handle cuff and very slowly remove your hand from under the weight to
allow the weight to be slowly transferred to the ripcord grip. Do not release the weight suddenly or let
it drop since this will invalidate the test. The weight must not completely withdraw the ripcord pins
from the soft loops and the ripcord handle completely from the pack tray.
4. If the 14-pound weight causes complete withdrawal of the ripcord pins and the ripcord handle, conduct
a retest. The retest must be performed 5 times. Conduct a retest by repacking the T-11 Reserve IAW
WP 0014 00 and repeat step 1.
5. Upon completion of the retest (5 iterations), if the 14-pound weight does not withdraw the ripcord pins
and ripcord handle from the T-11 Reserve each of the 5 times, it passes the 14-pound ripcord pull test.
6. If during any one of the 5-retest iterations the 14-pound weight causes complete withdrawal of the
ripcord pins and the ripcord handle, then remove the T-11 Reserve assembly, replacement pack tray
or ripcord handle (which ever is applicable), from service and follow instructions in step 6 below.
7. If the pack tray and ripcord handle are new (part of a T-11 Reserve assembly), or a new replacement
pack tray or handle, submit an Standard Form (SF) 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report (PQDR)
for the new items.