ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
General Information. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of air delivery
equipment which is located in storage.
Intervals. Parachutes in storage will be inspected at least semiannually and at more frequent Intervals if
prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
Inspection. Inspect to insure that the parachute is ready for issue.
(1) Check the parachute for proper identification.
(2) Check that no damage or deterioration has been incurred.
(3) Ensure that all modifications or similar requirements have been completed.
(4) Check the adequacy of the storage facilities; efforts taken to control pests and rodents; and protection
against unfavorable climatic conditions.
Initial Shipment. The initial packaging and shipping of air delivery equipment is the responsibility of item
manufacturers who are required to comply with federal and military packaging specifications as stipulated in
contractual agreements. Air delivery equipment is normally shipped to depot activities by domestic freight or
parcel post, packaged to comply with overseas shipping requirements. Except for those air delivery items which
are unpackaged and subjected to random inspections or testing by a depot activity, air delivery equipment
received by a using unit will be contained in original packaging materials.
Shipping Between Maintenance Activities. The shipping of air delivery equipment between organizational and
intermediate direct support (DS) maintenance activities will be accomplished on a signature verification basis
using whatever means of transportation are available. Used parachutes and other fabric items will be tagged in
accordance with TB 750-126, and rolled, folded, or placed loosely in a deployment bag, or other suitable
container, as required. Used wood and metal air delivery items will be tagged as prescribed in TB 750-126 and
placed in a suitable type container, if necessary. Unused air delivery equipment will be transported in original
shipping containers. During shipment, every effort will be made to protect air delivery items from weather
elements, dust, dirt, oil, grease, and acids. Vehicles used to transport parachutes will be inspected to ensure the
items are protected from the previously cited material damaging conditions.
Other Shipping Instructions. Air delivery equipment destined for domestic or overseas shipment will be
packaged and marked in accordance with AR 700-15, TM 38230-1, and TM 38-230-2. Shipment of air delivery
items will be accomplished in accordance with TM 10-1670-201-23 T.O. 13C-1-41/NAVAIR 13-1-17.