ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
Deployment Bag Panels and Flaps.
This task covers:
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 12,
Sewing Machine,, Darning, Item 16,
Inspected, Paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Shears, Item 10, Appendix B
Cleaned, Paragraph 2-13
Laid out on work table
Cloth, Nylon, Duck, Item 6, Appendix D
Group No. 02, MAC, Section II,
Marking Aid, Item 17118, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 27128, Appendix D
(1) Stitching. Stitch and restitch with 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, in accordance with paragraph 2-18b.
(2) Darning. Darn a hole or tear which does not exceed 3/4-inch in length or diameter according to procedures
in paragraph 2-18c, using a darning sewing machine with size E nylon thread. There is no limit to the
number of darns which may be made on the bag panels and flaps.
(3) Patching. Patch a hole or tear which exceeds 3/4-inch in length or diameter using 7.25 ounce nylon duck
cloth and specifics in table 2-3. There is no limit to the number of patches which may be made on the bag
panels and flaps as follows:
Patches may be applied to the inside or outside of Deployment Bag.
The damaged area must be accessible and there must be at least 1 1/4-nches of
undamaged material remaining on all sides of the affected area.
(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 and
insure one side of marked square or rectangle is parallel to warp or filling of fabric.