TM 10-1670-277-23&P 0024 00
28-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO EXTRACTION PARACHUTE
SKIRT REINFORCEMENT (LOWER LATERAL BAND)
THIS TASK COVERS:
Aid, Splicing (Item 1, WP 0056 00)
Knife (Item 5, WP 0056 00)
Knife, Hot Metal (Item 6, WP 0056 00)
Sewing Machine, Heavy-Duty (Item 20, WP 0056 00)
Sewing Machine, Light-Duty (Item 21, WP 0056 00)
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag (Item 23, WP 0056 00)
Shears (Item 24, WP 0056 00)
Yardstick (Item 26, WP 0056 00)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Item 30/31, WP 0065 00)
Webbing, Nylon, Tubular, 1-IN., OD (Item 39, WP 0065 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Cleaned (WP 0008 00).
Inspected (WP 0009 00).
Unpacked, laid flat on repair table.
WP 0012 00
The skirt reinforcement tape may have one splice between any
suspension line(s) and cannot 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 splice
1. Stitching and restitching. Stitch and restitch (WP 0012 00, SEWING PROCEDURES) with size E nylon
thread that 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 ¼-inch into undamaged
stitching at each end. Restitch directly over the original stitching. Follow the original stitch pattern as
closely as possible.
2. Splicing. A skirt reinforcement (lower lateral band) is limited to one splice, which will be made as follows:
a. Place the canopy on a repair table with the damaged area facing up.
b. Remove the pocket bands and suspension line attaching loops on each side of the damaged area by
cutting the stitching securing each of the pocket bands and attaching loops to the canopy.
c. If the damage extends into a radial tape, remove the pocket band and suspension line attaching loop
at the damaged tape, and also the pocket band and attaching loop on each side of the damaged