ARMY TM 10-1670-275-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 13C5-25-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-26
2-26. Vertical Tape.
This task covers:
Sewing Machine, Light Duty (Table 2-2)
Inspection (paragraph 2-9)
Cleaned (paragraph 2-11)
Laid-out on work table
Tape, Nylon, Type III, 1/2-Inch Wide,
Item 24, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 29/30,
Group No. 0106 MAC, Section II,
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
a. Stitching. Stitch and restitch (para 2-17) with thread size E nylon which matches the color of the
original stitching, when possible. Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 inch. Restitch directly
over the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
b. Splicing. Splice vertical tape as follows:
There is no limit to the number of splices allowed on the radial tape.
(1) Cut a length of 1/2 inch nylon tape long enough to extend 4 Inches beyond each side of damaged
area and sear the ends.
(2) Center doubled tape length over damaged area (figure 2-50).
(3) Using a light duty sewing machine and size E thread, secure splice by stitching a box-stitch
formation full length of splice material. Stitching will be 1/8 inch from edges of splice material, 7 to
11 stitches per inch.