24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
THIS SECTION COVERS:
Knife (Item 14, WP 0044 00)
Thread, Nylon, No. 3 (Item 42, WP 0057 00)
Webbing, Textile, Nylon, Tubular, 1.7 oz., 1-IN. (Item 59, WP 0057 00)
Parachute unpacked, laid
out on repair table, pack
positioned inside up.
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Inspect spreader bar in accordance with table 1, WP 0007 00.
Repair spreader bar by replacing stitches that have become loose, broken or frayed.
Replace a damaged spreader bar as follows (refer to illustration on following page):
1. Cut damaged spreader bar from both connector snaps, being careful not to cut suspension lines or
Current procurement includes a spreader bar made of 1-inch tubular
nylon webbing stitched with a 3 point W-W-stitch pattern.
2. Sear and pass one end of a length of 1-inch nylon tubular webbing through eye of one connector
snap. Pass other end through eye of other connector snap. Adjust width to 10-inches with seared
end on top and with an overlap of 6-inches.
3. Sew two 3-point W-W-stitch formations with size 3 nylon thread, and 5 to 8 stitches per inch
according to illustration below. This stitch formation may be made with only 3-point W-W formation, if
desired, provided the total length is maintained.