ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
2-26. Gore Section.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 1, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Needle, Tacking, Item 6, Appendix B
Shears, Item 10, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 12
Inspected, Paragraph 2-9, 2-13
Sewing Machine, Darning, Item 16,
Cleaned, Paragraph 2-12
Parachute laid out on table
Group No. 01, MAC, Section II,
Brush, Stenciling, Item 4, Appendix D
Thread, Size E, Items 27128, Appendix D
Cloth, Nylon, Parachute, 2.25 Ounce,
Item 7, Appendix D
Replacement of a gore section is accomplished at the Intermediate (DS)
maintenance level only, in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart
(MAC), Appendix B.
(1) Restitching. Stitching and restitching made on parachute canopies should be accomplished with size E
nylon thread that is contrasting in color to the fabric being stitched or the 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. Restitch
directly over the original stitching and follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
(2) Darning. Darn a hole or tear in a gore section which does not exceed 314 inch in length or diameter as
prescribed in para 2-18, using size E nylon thread. Each gore section may be darned three times.