ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
2-25. Upper Lateral Band.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 1, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Pot, Melting, Electric, Item 9, Appendix B
Shears, Item 10, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 12,
Inspected, Paragraph 2-9, 2-13
Cleaned, Paragraph 2-12
Unpacked, canopy laid flat
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Items 27128,
Webbing, Nylon, Type 11, 1-inch, Item 38,
Group No. 01, MAC, Section II,
a. Resitching. Restitching of vent reinforcement tape is authorized. Use a light duty sewing machine and size E,
nylon thread of contrasting color. Stitch over the original stitch pattern. Lock each row of stitches two inches at each
Vent reinforcement bands may be spliced only once and will not be replaced.
The vent reinforcement on the 15-foot extraction parachute is constructed using
two plies of webbing. The splice may be placed on the inside or outside of the
canopy, depending on the location of the damage. If both the inside and the
outside plies are damaged, apply a splice to both sides of the canopy.
b. Damage Between Radial Seams. Repair as follows:
(1) Mark vent line position and cut stitching of two vent lines on each side of damaged area, and move lines
to one side.
(2) Smooth canopy around damaged area.
(3) Cut a piece of 1-inch nylon tape, long enough to extend 1-inch beyond outside edge of second radial
seam on each side of damaged area. Wax ends of webbing (para 2-19).
(4) Center webbing over damaged area. Use a light duty sewing machine and size E, nylon thread to stitch.
Sew webbing in place with four continuous rows of stitching 118-inch from edge of tape, 7 to 11 stitches
per inch. Overstitch ends of webbing 2-inches (A, figure 2-38).
(5) Reposition vent lines and sew them in place according to original construction.