ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
2-31. Suspension Line.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 1, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Shears, Item 10, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag, Item 13,
Splicing Aid (See Appendix E)
Inspected, Paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Cleaned, Paragraph 2-12
Canopy laid flat on repair table
Cord, Nylon, Type IV, Coreless, Item 9,
Marker, Felt-Tip, Black, Item 13,
Group 01, MAC, Section II
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 27/28,
Restitching. Stitch and restitch with thread, nylon, size E, that is contrasting in color to the fabric being stitched or
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. Zigzag restitching should extend at least 114-inch into undamaged stitching at
each end, when possible. Restitch directly over the original stitching and follow the original stitch pattern as closely as
Replacement of suspension lines is accomplished at the Intermediate
Maintenance level only, in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart
(MAC), Appendix B.
b. Replacement. Replace unserviceable suspension line by fabricating as follows:
(1) Place canopy assembly in proper layout on an inspection table.
(2) Apply partial tension to suspension lines and trace defective suspension line from connector link to
suspension line attaching loop at canopy skirt. Upon completion of line tracing, release line tension.
(3) Remove original suspension line from canopy by cutting formed loop located at upper end of suspension