ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
2-23. Gore Section.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 13, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Item 50/51, Appendix D
Needle, Basting, Item 18, Appendix B
Stencil Board, Oiled, Item 40, Appendix D
Sewing Machine, Light Duty (Table 2-2)
Sewing Machine, Darning, Light Duty
Shears, Item 28, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Brush, Stenciling, Item 4, Appendix D
Parachute canopy laid out on table.
Cloth, Parachute Mending, Item 12, Appendix D
Cloth, Parachute, Nylon, 1.1 oz., Item 11/11A
Thread, Cotton, Item 52, Appendix D
Group No. 01, MAC, Section II, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Item 53, Appendix D
a. Repair. Repair gore sections by restitching, darning, patching, or restenciling in accordance with para.
2-17 and 2-29. Darn holes that do not exceed 1/2 inch in length or diameter. Darning is limited to two holes
per gore section. Stitching and darning will be as specified in table 2-3.
Replacement of a gore section is accomplished at the intermediate (DS)
maintenance level in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart
(MAC), Appendix B.
b. Replacement. When replacing gore sections, use 1.1-ounce ripstop pattern nylon cloth of same color
as that being replaced. If the same color cloth Is not available, another color may be used. When replacing
section 1 of gore 1, restencil gore number and information data block on replacement section. For other gores,
stencil gore numbers as necessary.
Mending cloth will be used for patching only.
(1) Section 3 or 4. Replace as follows (see figure 2-81):
(a) Invert canopy and center damaged section on work table.
(b) Smooth area around damaged section, ensuing that radial and diagonal seams are straight. Place
pins through radial and diagonal seams as far above and below damaged sections as necessary.
Change 2 2-109