ARMY TM 10-1670-275-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 13C5-25-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-26
Gore Section (cont).
1 A patch will not be applied to a damaged area that has been previously patched.
2 There is no limitation to the number of patches or size of patch to each canopy gore section or gore
panel. However, determination should be made as to the most economical method to be used, i. e.
, two or more patches versus one large patch or one large patch versus a section replacement. A
patch applied to a parachute canopy may extend from radial seam to radial seam.
(b) Sewn patches. There are two types of sewn patches authorized, the basic and miscellaneous. A
basic patch is used to repair damaged cloth when the affected area is no closer than 1 inch from a radial tape,
vent reinforcement tape or skirt reinforcement tape Should a damaged area be closer than 1 inch to the cited
areas, a miscellaneous patch will be made.
Sewn patches on the canopy will be applied to the inside and may be square or rectangular in
When a miscellaneous canopy patch is used, cut stitching and remove or lay aside items
which may interfere with patch application. Refer to applicable item repair paragraph for
1 Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square or rectangle around area to be
patched and insure one side of marked square or rectangle is parallel to warp or filling of fabric.
2 Cut damaged area fabric along lines made in 1 above. Further cut fabric diagonally at each corner to
allow a 1/2 inch fold back in raw edges. Cut stitching and lay aside or remove any item which will
interfere with miscellaneous patch application.
3 Make 1/2 Inch fold back on each raw edge. Pin and baste each fold back to complete prepared hole.
Basting will be performed using procedures in paragraph 2-17a.
4 Using 3.8 ounce muslin cloth, mark and cut a patch 2-1/2 inches wider and longer than Inside
measurements of prepared hole. Insure patch material is marked and cut along warp or filling of
5 Center patch material over prepared hole and insure warp or filling of patch material matches warp or
filling of fabric being patched. Pin patch material in position.
6 Make 1/2 inch fold under on each edge of patch material and baste patch to prepared area. Basting
will be performed using procedures in paragraph 2-17a.
7 Remove pushpins securing item to the repair table and secure patch by stitching, using the applicable
details in figure 2-43 and stitching specifics outlined in table 2-3. Make first row of stitching
completely around patch Invert canopy and make a second row of stitching around prepared hole.
Stitching will be performed in accordance with paragraph 2-17.
8 Replace Items removed for miscellaneous patch, as required, in accordance with applicable item