on a packing table or suitable sized floor area. Should a defect or damage by discovered at any point during
the inspection, the inspection will be terminated and the applicable item will be processed and forwarded to a
repair activity. The repair activity in turn, will conduct a technical/rigger type inspection that will be performed
by only those parachute rigger personnel cited in AR 750-32. The repair activity inspection of personnel
parachutes will be made on a shadow table. Any defect discovered during a unit level repair activity inspection
which exceeds the capability of that activity will require the affected item to be evacuated to a direct support
maintenance facility for determination of economic repair and its application, if applicable.
(3) Technical/rigger-type Inspection Procedures
(a) Overall Inspection. An overall inspection will be made of individual parachutes and other
airdrop equipment items to ascertain the following:
1. Log Record/parachute Inspection Data Pocket and Form. As applicable inspect the
assembly log record/ parachute inspection data pocket to insure the Army Parachute
Log Record (DA form 10-42 or 3912) is inclosed and properly attached. Further, remove
the log record from the pocket and evaluate the recorded entries.
2. Assembly Completeness Insure that the applicable assembly is complete and no
components or parts are missing.
3. Operational Adequacy. Check the item components and parts to insure proper assembly
which includes attachment and alignment, and that the assembled product function in
the prescribed manner. Further insure that no stitch formation or sewn seam has been
omitted, with particular attention directed to static lines, harnesses, risers, slings,
extraction lines, adapter webs, and parachute canopies.
4. Markings and Paint. Inspect each assembly and associated components for faded,
illegible, obliterated, or missing informational data, identification numbers, and warning
marks. Also check for chipped, worn, or peeled paint, as applicable.
5. Foreign Material and Stains. Inspect each assembly and related components for the
presence of dirt or similar type foreign material. Also check for evidence of mildew,
moisture, oil, grease, pitch, resin, or contamination by salt water.
(b) Detailed Inspection. In addition to the overall inspection performed in (1) above, a detailed
inspection will be performed on the materials which constitute the assembly or component
construction using the following criteria, as applicable:
1. Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion, dents, bends, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges,
wear, deterioration; damaged, loose, or missing nuts, bolts, screws, safety pins, or
rivets; improper swaging or welding; loss of spring tension.
2. Plastic and Wood. Inspect for bends, breaks, dents, holes, rough spots, sharp edges,