ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
2-16. Packing the T-10B Parachute (CONT).
Make sure that radial tape no. 30 is on top
(15) Fine dress the lower lateral band and anti-inversion net. Fine dress each gore section of the lower
lateral band, working from bottom to top of the left group. Repeat the procedure for the right side
(16) This completes the flatfold of the canopy (figure 2-30).
(17) Raise the top radial tape, no. 30, and check for a clear channel (figure 2-31).
If material is in the channel, repeat the fine dressing procedure.
h. Longfolding the Canopy. After flatfolding, the canopy is ready for longfolding. Proceed as follows:
(1) The anti-inversion net and lower lateral band of the canopy will be folded 180 degrees, with the right
group folded first so that the lower edges are parallel to each other and extend slightly
(approximately 2 inches) over the two groups of suspension lines.
(2) Grasp the edges on the right side of the anti-inversion net with the left hand and the lower lateral
band In the right hand. Fold edges slightly over suspension lines/radial seam (approximately 2
inches) (figure 2-32).
(3) Place the first packing weight on the lower lateral band
(4) Continue folding right group in the same manner (figure 2-33) until you reach halfway up the canopy.
Place the second packing weight. Continue folding until you reach approximately 48 inches from the
apex (figure 2-34). Then place the third packing weight.
(5) Fold the left group of anti-inversion net and lower lateral band over the right group (figure 2-35).
(6) Fold the left group of gores In a similar manner, adjusting packing weights to hold both groups of
gores (figure 2-36). Longfold is completed.
After longfolding, parachute should be approximately 10 inches wide at the skirt
(lower lateral band) and 6 inches wide where the fold breaks near the apex.