ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-24. Gore Section.
This task covers:
Shears, Item 12, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 33/34, Appendix D
Iron, Household, Item 4, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size A, Item 32, Appendix D
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 13, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Zig-zag, Item 14, Appendix B
Yardstick. Item 20, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Parachute laid out on table
Pencil, Marking Aid, Item 21/22, Appendix D
Cloth, Cotton, Item 8/9, Appendix D
Cloth, Cotton Balloon, Coated, Item 6, Appendix D
Repair and/or replacement of a gore section is accomplished at the Intermediate (DS)
maintenance level only, In accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC),
Appendix B, Section II.
(1) Restitching. Stitching and restitching made on parachute canopies should be accomplished with size E or A
nylon thread that is contrasting In color to the fabric being stitched or the original thread being restitched. If contrasting
color thread is not available, thread of matching color may be used, providing all other specifications are met. Straight
stitching and restitching should be locked by at least two inches at each end of a stitch row, when possible. Zig-zag
restitching should extend at least 1/4-inch into undamaged stitching at each end, when possible. Restitch directly over
the original stitching and follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
(2) Darning. Darn a hole or tear In a gore section which does not exceed 3/4 Inch In length or diameter as
prescribed in para 2-17, using size E or A nylon thread. There is no limit to the number of darns which may be made on
a gore section.
(3) Patching. Use a patch to repair holes which exceed 3/4 inch In length or diameter using either the sewn patch or
the pressure sensitive patch (Iron-on) methods.
(a) Limitations. The following limitations apply to the 26-foot cargo parachute.
The limitations prescribed for parachute canopy patching will be stringently adhered to
under all circumstances and without any deviations.