ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-28
This task covers:
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 5, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Light-Duty, Item 16,
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag, Item 17,
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Inspected, paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Shears, Item 14, Appendix B
Unpacked, laid flat on repair table
Yardstick, Item 24, Appendix B
Group No. 01, MAC, Section II,
Thread, size E, Items 26/27, Appendix D
Webbing, Nylon, Type IV, 1-Inch, Item 36,
Cord, Nylon, Type V, Item 6, Appendix D
Repair. Stitch and restitch (para. 2-18) with size E thread which matches the color of original stitching, when
possible. Lock all zig-zag stitching by overstitching at least 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over the original stitching,
following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
Replace. Replace an unserviceable pocket band by fabricating as follows:
Tape pocket band.
Using a marking aid, mark canopy at each end of original pocket band.
Cut stitching on both ends of the original pocket band and remove pocket band from canopy skirt.
Cut an 7 5/16-inch length of 1-inch wide nylon tape, sear ends (para. 2-19).
Position tape length in original pocket band location.
Using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread, secure each end of replacement pocket
band with a 2-inch long, single-x box stitch formation with two double ends, 1/8-inch in from each
edge according to details in figure 2-44. Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches per inch.