TM 10-1670-272-23&P 0018 00
MC1-1B/MC1-1E TROOP BACK PARACHUTE ASSEMBLY
UPPER LATERAL BAND
THIS TASK COVERS:
Knife (Item 13, WP 0044 00)
Knife, Hot Metal (Item 14, WP 0044 00)
Pot, Melting, Electric (Item 24, WP 044 00)
Sewing Machine, Medium-Duty (WP 0012 00, Table 1)
Shears (Item 28, WP 0044 00)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Item 53/56, WP 0057 00)
Webbing, Nylon, 1-Inch, Tubular (Item 66, WP 0057 00)
92R(10) Parachute Rigger
Unpacked. Canopy laid flat.
Group No. 01, MAC (WP 0047 00)
1. Restitching of the upper lateral band is authorized. Use a medium-duty sewing machine and size E,
nylon thread of contrasting color. Stitch over the original stitch pattern. Lock each row of stitches 2-
inches at each end.
The upper lateral bands may be spliced only once and will not be
2. Damage Between Radial Seams. Repair as follows:
a. Cut stitching of two apex/vent lines on each side of the damaged area and move the lines to one
b. Invert the apex and smooth the canopy around the damaged area.
c. Cut a piece of 1-inch tubular, nylon, webbing, long enough to extend 1-inch beyond the outside
edge of the second radial seam, on each side of the damaged area. Sear or dip the ends of the