ARMY TM 10-1670-275-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 13C5-25-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-26
2-37. Deployment Bag Suspension Line Retaining Strap.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Sewing Machine, Light Duty (Table 2-2)
Cleaned (paragraph 2-11)
Deployment bag laid out on work table
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 29/30,
Group No. 0203, MAC, Section II,
Webbing, Cotton, Type 11, 1-inch,
Item 37, Appendix D
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
a. Repair. Stitch and restitch with size E nylon thread which matches the color of the original stitching,
when possible. Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 inch. Restitch by overstitching each end
of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over the original stitching, following the original stitch
pattern as closely as possible.
b. Replacement. Replace a damaged suspension line retaining strap by fabricating as follows:
(1) Cut and remove stitching which secures the suspension line protector flap to deployment bag body to
a point 1 inch beyond each edge of affected suspension line retaining strap. Further, cut original
suspension line retaining strap webbing on each side of the original single-X box-stitch formations.
(2) Cut a 14-inch length of 1-inch cotton webbing and wax ends (para. 2-18).
(3) Make a 2-inch long fold under on one end of the webbing length and place webbing in the original
strap location with end of loop formed by fold under alined with lower edge of deployment bag.
Secure webbing by stitching according to original construction details. Use a light duty sewing
machine, size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
(4) Restitch suspension line protector flap according to original construction details (figure 2-78).