ARMY TM 10-1670-275-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 13C5-25-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-26
2-27. Skirt Reinforcement Tape.
This task covers:
Sewing Machine, Light Duty (Table 2-2)
Inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag (Table 2-2)
Cleaned (paragraph 2-11)
Unpacked, lying flat on repair table
Tape, Nylon, Type III, 3/4 Inch Wide,
Item 25, Appendix D
Group No. 0107, MAC, Section II,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 29130,
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
The skirt reinforcement tape may have one splice between any two suspension
lines and can not be replaced
If the damage Is located In a previously spliced area between two suspension
lines, the earlier made splice material will be removed before attempting a second
a. Stitching and Restitching. Stitch and restitch (para 2-17) with nylon thread, size E, which contrasts the
color of the original stitching and material when possible. Lock all straight stitching by back stitching at least 2
inches. Zig-zag restitching should extend 1/4 inch into undamaged stitching at each end Restitch directly over
the original stitching Follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
b. Splicing. Splice skirt reinforcement tape as follows:
(1) With damaged side of skirt reinforcement tape facing up, smooth out affected area of canopy
Remove previous splice, if required.
(2) As required, cut and remove original stitching which secures pocket band end to skirt reinforcement
tape Fold pocket band loose end away from repair area.
(3) Cut a length of 3/4-inch wide nylon tape long enough to extend 6 inches beyond each side of
damaged area Sear each end of tape (para. 2-18).