ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-16. Packing the 26-Foot Cargo Parachute (cont).
b. Orientation. Throughout this manual, all directions (right, left, upper, lower, top, bottom, clockwise, and
counterclockwise) are given from the rigger's point of view, as the rigger stands at the tension plate end of the
packing table facing the apex hook end of the table (figure 2-8).
(1) Top, that portion of the equipment that Is farthest from the packing surface.
(2) Bottom, that portion of the equipment that Is nearest to the packing surface.
c. Preparing Parachute for Proper Layout. Place packing tools In convenient locations on the packing table
Lay the canopy assembly lengthwise on the packing table, attach the bridal loop to the packing table apex hook
(figure 2-9) and elongate canopy.
When Inversion, turns, tangles and twist are present in the canopy assembly, the proper
sequence for removal to achieve proper layout Is to remove an inversion first, remove
turns secondly, then remove tangles and, finally, remove twist.
d. Removing Inversions
(1) Canopy inversion Check canopy vent lines to determine It canopy has been Inverted Canopy Is inverted
when vent lines are located inside upper lateral band (see figure 2-9) Remove Inversion as follows:
(a) Detach bridal loop from apex fitting and pass vent through canopy.
(b) Pass vent out of canopy skirt, between two adjacent suspension lines (figure 2-10).