ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
Deployment Bag Retainer Band Keeper.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 1, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 2, Appendix B
Shears, Item 10, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Heavy Duty, Item 14,
Inspected, Paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Yardstick, Item 20, Appendix B
Cleaned, Paragraph 2-12
Laid Out on work table
Marking Aid, Item 17118, Appendix D
Thread, Size 3, Item 31/32, Appendix B
Group No. 02, MAC, Section II, Appendix B
Stitching. Stitch and restitch with size 3 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
112 inch. Restitch directly over the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitching
will be in accordance with paragraph 2-18 and table 2-3.
b. Replacement. Replace a damaged retainer band keeper by fabricating as follows:
(1) Remove original retainer band keeper by cutting stitching securing keeper webbing to suspension line
stowage flap and inside of bag bottom panel (figure 2-56).
(2) Cut a 16-inch length of 1-inch-wide type IV nylon webbing, sear ends (para. 2-19).
(3) Make a 1-Inch-long turnunder on each end of webbing length and position webbing in original keeper location
with turnunders facing down.
(4) Using criteria in figure 2-56, secure each end of webbing length to deployment bag by stitching a single-X-
box stitch formation with one double end. Stitch four lateral rows of stitching across webbing width at two
points to form three equal sized loops in webbing length.