ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-34. Deployment Bag Main Strap (Side and Center).
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 13, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Yardstick, Item 20, Appendix B
Laid out on work table
Beeswax, Item 2, Appendix D
Pencil, Marking Aid, Item 21/22, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 33/34, Appendix D
Webbing, Cotton, Type VIII, 1-3/4 inch Wide,
Item 43, Appendix D
Wax, Paraffin, Item 40, Appendix D
a. Repair. Repair a side or center main strap as follows:
(1) Stitching. 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 (reference paragraph 2-17).
(2) Splicing. A deployment bag side or center main strap may be spliced an unlimited number of times as
(a) As applicable, according to location of damaged area, cut and remove original stitching which secures tie
loop on bag outside, attaching loop on bag inside, or 1 inch of stitching on each side of the center main
strap which secures suspension line protector flap.
(b) Cut a length of 1 3/4-inch wide, type VIII cotton webbing long enough to extend 4 inches beyond each
side of damaged area Wax ends in accordance with paragraph 2-18.
(c) Center webbing length over damaged area (figure 2-64) and secure each end of splice webbing by
stitching a 2-inch long, single-X box-stitch formation with one double end Stitching will be made with a
light-duty sewing machine using size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
(d) As applicable, reinstall items removed in (a), above, by restitching according to original construction
details and paragraph 2-17.