ARMY TM 10-1670-275-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 13C5-25-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-26
This task covers: Repair
Sewing Machine, Light Duty (Table 2-2)
Inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Unpacked, laid flat
Tape, Nylon, Type III, 3/4-Inch Wide,
Item 25, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 29/30,
Group No. 0105 MAC, Section II,
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
a. Restitching. Restitch radial tape. Using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread of
contrasting color. Stitch over original pattern. Lock each row of stitches two inches at each end.
b. Splicing. Splice damaged radial tape as follows:
(1) Place canopy on a repair table with damaged side of radial tape facing up and smooth out canopy
material in affected area.
There is no limit to the number of splices that may be made on radial tape. When
splicing an area previously spliced, remove old splice material before attempting a
(2) Cut a length of 314-inch wide nylon tape long enough to extend 4 inches beyond each side of
damaged area and sear ends as specified in paragraph 2-18.
(3) Center tape length over damaged area. Using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread,
secure splice by stitching a box-stitch formation along full length of splice (figure 2-49).