ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
2-25. Lower Lateral Band.
This task covers:
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 14, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Pot, Melting, Electric, Item 22,
Sewing Machine, Light Duty (Table 2-2)
Shears, Item 28, Appendix B
Unpacked, lying flat on repair table.
Beeswax, Item 2, Appendix D
Group No. 01, MAC, Appendix B,
Tape, Nylon, Tubular, 1-inch Wide,
Item 44, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Item 50/51, Appendix D
The lower lateral band may be spliced in three places. In the event of damage
between two suspension lines where a splice has been used previously, it must be
removed and replaced. Either side may be spliced depending on location of
a. Damage Between Radial Seams. Repair as follows (see figure 2-86):
(1) Cut stitching of suspension line, V-tab, and pocket band (when applicable) on each side of damaged
(2) Invert canopy and smooth canopy around damaged area.
(3) Cut a piece of 1-inch tubular nylon tape long enough to extend 6 inches on each side of damaged
(4) Position tape over damaged area of lateral band. Using a light duty sewing machine and size E,
nylon thread, stitch in place with four continuous rows of stitching, 7 to 11 stitches per inch overstitch
ends of tape 2 inches.
(5) Reposition suspension lines, V-tabs, and pocket band, and sew In place according to original