TM 10-1670-272-23&P 0026 00
MC1-1B/MC1-1E TROOP BACK PARACHUTE ASSEMBLY
CONTROL LINE BRIDLE
THIS TASK COVERS:
Control line bridle laid out on table.
Knife (Item 13, WP 0044 00)
Knife, Hot, Metal (Item 14, WP 0044 00)
Pot, Melting, Electric (Item 24, WP 0044 00)
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag (Table 1, WP 0012 00)
Shears (Item 28, WP 0044 00)
92R(10) Parachute Rigger
Beeswax (Item 2, WP 0057 00)
Cord, Nylon, Type II (Item 14, WP 0057 00)
Reefing Ring (Item 34, WP 0057 00)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Item 53/56, WP 0057 00)
Group No. 01, MAC (WP 0047 00)
Stitch and restitch with size E, nylon thread that is contrasting in color to the material. Restitch over the
Replace a control line bridle as follows:
1. Place the canopy in proper layout on a repair surface; trace the control line bridle from one radial
seam, through the control line-reefing ring, to the opposite radial seam.
2. Make a mark at the lower end of the two stitch formations; secure the original control line bridle to the
3. Working through the canopy orifice ports, remove the original control line bridle by carefully cutting the
stitching that secures the bridle to the canopy at two points. Ensure the canopy fabric is not damaged
during the cutting process.
4. Cut a 6-foot length of type II, nylon cord, for use as a control line bridle, and wax the ends.
5. Make a mark at a point 6-inches from each end of the cord length.
6. Align the 6-inch mark on one end of the cord length, with one mark made is step 2., above.