ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
2.29. Lower Lateral Band.
This task covers:
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 12,
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag, Item 13,
Inspected, Paragraph 2-9, 2-13
Cleaned, Paragraph 2-12
Unpacked, laying flat on repair table
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 27/28,
Webbing, Nylon, 1 Inch Wide, Type II
Item 38, Appendix D
Group No. 01, MAC, Section II, Appendix B
The skirt reinforcement tape may have one splice between any two suspension
lines and can not be replaced.
If the damage is located in a previously spliced area between two suspension
lines, the earlier made splice material will be removed before attempting a second
a. Stitching and Restitching. Stitch and restitch (para 2-18) using a light-duty sewing machine with nylon thread,
size E, of contrasting color to the original stitching and material when possible. Lock all straight stitching by back
stitching at least 2-inches. Zig-zag restitching should extend at 1/4inch into undamaged stitching at each end. Restitch
directly over the original stitching. Follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
b. Splicing. Splice lower lateral band as follows:
(1) With damaged side of lower lateral band facing up and affected area of canopy smoothed out, remove
previous splice, if required.
(2) As required, cut and remove original stitching which secures pocket band end to lower lateral band. Fold
pocket band loose end away from repair area.
(3) Cut a length of 1-inch wide nylon tape long enough to extend 12 inches beyond each end of damaged
area. Wax each end of tape (para 2-18).
(4) Center tape length over damaged area (figure 2-44) and secure splice by making four rows of continuous
stitching using a light duty sewing machine and size E thread. Overstitch each webbing end by 1/2-inch.
Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches per inch.