ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
Deployment Bag Retainer Band Keeper Reinforcement.
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, Medium Duty, Item 15,
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 FF, Item 29/30, Appendix D
Group No. 02, MAC, Section II,
Webbing, Nylon, Type VIII, Item 40,
Stitching. Stitch and restitch with size FF thread which matches the color of the original stitching, when possible.
Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least 112-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. Stitch
according to paragraph 2-18 and table 2-3.
b. Replacement. Replace a damaged retainer band keeper reinforcement by fabricating as follows (figure 2-63):
(1) Remove portion of retainer band keeper which is secured to inside of suspension line stowage flap by cutting
(2) Turn flap to locate flap outside facing up and cut stitching securing edge binding tape over end of applicable
damaged reinforcement. Cut stitching to a point 2 inches beyond each edge of reinforcement.
(3) Cut an 8-inch length of 1 23/32-inch-wide, type VIII nylon webbing and sear ends in accordance with
(4) Position webbing length over damaged reinforcement on outside suspension line stowage flap, insure one
webbing end is alined with original reinforcement end at outer edge of suspension line stowage panel.