ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-28
Deployment Bag Retainer Band Keeper.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 5, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Medium Duty, Item 19,
Shears, Item 14, Appendix B
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Yardstick, Item 24, Appendix B
Inspected, paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Laid out on work table
Thread, Nylon, Size FF, Item 28/29,
Group No. 02, MAC, Section II,
Webbing, Nylon, Type IV, 1-Inch, Item 36,
Repair. Stitch and restitch with size FF thread which matches the color of the original stitching,
when possible. Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least 112 inch. Restitch by overstitching
each end of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over the original stitching, following the
original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitching will be in accordance with para. 2-18 and table
Replace. Replace a damaged retainer band keeper by fabricating as follows:
(1) Remove original retainer band keeper by cutting stitching securing keeper webbing to
suspension line stowage flap and inside of bag bottom panel (figure 2-57).
(2) Cut a 25 1/2-inch length of 1-inch wide type IV nylon webbing, sear ends (para. 2-19).
(3) Make a 1-inch long turnunder on each end of webbing length and position webbing in
original keeper location with turnunders facing down.
(4) Using criteria in figure 2-57, secure each end of webbing length to deployment bag by
stitching a single-X box stitch formation with one double end. Stitch four lateral rows of
stitching across webbing width at three points to form four equal sized loops in webbing