TM 10-1670-277-23&P 0044 00
28-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO EXTRACTION PARACHUTE
DEPLOYMENT BAG PANELS AND FLAPS
THIS TASK COVERS:
Sewing Machine, Darning (Item 19, WP 0056 00)
Sewing Machine, Medium-Duty (Item 22, WP 0056 00)
Shears (Item 24, WP 0056 00)
Cloth, Nylon Duck, Type III (Item 4, WP 0065 00)
Marker, China, White (Item 12, WP 0065 00)
Push Pins (Local Purchase)
Thread, Nylon, Size FF (Item 32/33, WP 0065 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Cleaned (WP 0008 00).
Inspected (WP 0009 00).
Laid out on work table.
WP 0012 00, WP 0014 00
1. Stitching. Stitch and restitch with thread that matches the color the original stitching, when possible.
Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least ½-inch. Restitch by overstitching each end of the stitch
formation by ½-inch. Restitch directly over the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as
closely as possible. Stitch according to WP 0012 00, SEWING PROCEDURES.
2. Darning. Darn a hole or tear that does not exceed ¾-inch in length or diameter according to procedures
in WP 0012 00 using specifics in Table 2. There is no limit to the number of darns that may by made on
the bag panels and flaps.
3. Patching. Patch a hole or tear which exceeds ¾-inch in length or diameter using 7.25-oz nylon duck cloth
using a medium-duty sewing machine, 7 to 11 stitches per inch and size FF nylon thread. There is no
limit to the number of patches that may be made on the bag panels and flaps as follows:
Patches may be applied to the inside or outside of the deployment bag.
The damaged area must be accessible and there must be at least 1¼-
inches of undamaged material remaining on all sides of the affected
a. Smooth fabric around the damaged area, and secure with pushpins. Do not pin damaged area.
b. Using a marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square or rectangle around the area to be patched;
ensure one side of marked square or rectangle is parallel to warp or filling of fabric.
c. Cut damaged area fabric along lines made in b. above. Further cut fabric diagonally at each corner to
allow a ½-inch foldback at raw edges.