process. Also insure the stitching does not extend
k. Beginning at a point 1/4 inch below the V-tab
above the upper edge or below the lower edge of the
lower edge, secure the suspension line upper end to the
lower lateral band. Stitching will be made in accordance
installed V-tab and the canopy skirt outside by stitching
a single row of double-throw zigzag stitching (D)
the applicable item equipment publication.
according to original construction details, using the
j. Turn the lower lateral band right side out and
stitching specifics outlined in the applicable item
pull the suspension line length back down through the V-
tab. Insure the mark made in b above is alined with the
lower edge of the lower lateral band.
Section VII. REPAIRING AND REPLACING STOCKED ITEMS
3-27. Parachute Inspection Data Pocket.
a. Remove the pocket from the applicable
The parachute inspection data pocket is a cloth item
parachute assembly component by cutting the stitching
used to contain the Army Parachute Log Record (DA
or tacking securing the pocket.
Form 10-42 or 3912) on a cargo parachute assembly.
b. Position a serviceable pocket in the original
The pocket, which is detachable, is constructed with a
pocket location and secure the pocket to the component
tie cord and tie cord loop that provide a means of
according to original installation details, using the
closing and securing the pocket closing flap. When
following procedures as applicable:
installed, the pocket may be either stitched or
(1) Tacking. Tack the pocket at four points
handtacked as prescribed by the individual item
equipment publication. A parachute inspection data
cotton thread at each point. Secure the tacking ends at
pocket which is damaged will be replaced with a
each tacking point with a surgeon's knot and a locking
serviceable item from stock and using the following
knot. Trim tie ends to 1/4 inch.
procedures, as applicable.